Do emoji, which comprise so much of our textual communication, really constitute a language?
If we’re so fed up with the performativity that accompanies technological advances in photography, why don’t we just trash our iPhones and revert to real Polaroids?
What if instead of only showing up online, your Instagram photos of sunsets, street art, photogenic cityscapes, or alluring strangers on subway platforms were posted back into New York City’s public spaces?
Richard Prince unwittingly gave an emerging conceptual artist his Gagosian debut. The appropriation artist’s current Gagosian exhibition New Portraits — which Hyperallergic’s Tiernan Morgan dismissed as “an amusing exercise, but it doesn’t translate as great art” — features an Instagram photo from Sean Fader’s social media art piece “#wishingpelt.”
Richard Prince: New Portraits consists of 37 of the artist’s so-called “Instagram paintings,” each of which, if we’re to believe an anonymous source of the New York Post, are selling for around $100,000. The series, which includes photographs of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Pamela Anderson, Elizabeth Jagger, and Sky Ferreira, feels cheap and underwhelming.
China has blocked Instagram, various media outlets are reporting, after monitoring sites like Blocked in China and Great Fire were unable to access it.
To celebrate the release of the Art and Craft feature documentary, Hyperallergic is offering two readers the chance to have their Instagram posts “knocked off” by notorious art forger Mark Landis.
The deadbeat artist. The streetside genius. The greedy gallerist and vacuous collector. Spend much time in the often elite and mystifying art world, and you’re bound to discover some truth in each stereotype. But if you’d rather not, just watch Artistically Challenged, a comedic new “television series” that launched July 1 on Instagram.
The 36 photographs currently on view at Sushi Bar Gallery are the works of 19 alumni of the Yale Photography MFA program. With the prints framed and hung neatly on the gallery’s white walls, the show seems like any other standard group exhibition — except for this one, the curators pulled the images from the artists’ personal Instagram streams.
When most people think of iPhone photography, they think of Instagram. But not everybody is enamored with the popular app: namely, some professional photographers.
We’re growing accustomed to the auction world’s desire to be perceived as cool. First it was skateboarding videos, then selfies, and now “breaking news” via Instagram.
We’ve been having a lot of fun with our Instagram feed, and over the last week we gave followers a firsthand look at the art fairs and events in New York during Frieze Week.