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#TheSocialGraph is an evolving exploration of the burgeoning field of social media art and the relation of contemporary art with this populist tool as a medium, facilitator, and subject for art.
Starting Wednesday, November 10 and continuing until the end of #TheSocialGraph, Hyperallergic moved from its Williamsburg office to Outpost in Bushwick, where we published and joined discussions that took place in the space. Hyperallergic has played an active role in the evolving discussion online about social media and art through the commissioning of work, its role as a community hub, and as a publication that was created with social media as an integral part of its identity.
While Hyperallergic camped out in Bushwick, artist Man Bartlett had a residency at Hyperallergic HQ in Williamsburg. During this period, Bartlett produced his site-specific work, “#24hKith” (2010), for #TheSocialGraph.
#TheSocialGraph catalogue will be published in early 2011 and will include information about many of the projects.
During the course of #TheSocialGraph, we will be publishing podcasts of interviews, discussions with each of the participants. The following podcasts have already been published:
- Jennifer Dalton Talks Social Media Consumption
- Seychelle OD Allah Talks Space Slave Trade
- James Gilbert Talks “Tweeted, Googled & Inappropriately Touched”
- Nate Hill Talks #TheSocialGraph & the Role of Social Media in his Performance Art
You can also subscribe to all Hyperallergic TV podcasts on iTunes.
The following is the list of participants:
Blanco — Man Bartlett — Brent Burket — Kyle Chayka — Jennifer Dalton — Ben Davis — Jake Dobkin— Elbowtoe — Becki Fuller — Veken Gueyikian — James Gilbert — Nate Hill — Sam Horine — Alexis Hyde — Paddy Johnson — Benjamin Lotan — Loren Munk — Luna Park — Space Slave Trade — Lawrence Swan — Austin Thomas — William Powhida — Hrag Vartanian — An Xiao
Press for #TheSocialGraph
[ARTCAT] Exhibition Pick (Nov 8)
[Brooklyn Based] The Social Network (Nov 9)
[BushwickBk] Bushwick Culture Weekly Picks 11/11/10 (Nov 11)
[New York Shitty] LAST GASP: #TheSocialGraph (Nov 11)
[Animal New York] Wear Plastic Underwear at #TheSocialGraph (Nov12)
[Art Fag City] BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) and The Social Graph Opens Tonight (Nov 12)
[PSFK] #TheSocialGraph Explores Social Media Art (Nov 12)
[updownacross] Interview with Hrag and #TheSocialGraph (Nov 12)
[WNYC] Social Media Inspires Social Media Art (Nov 12)
[BushwickBk] Youngest Art Spaces Make a Splash (Nov 13)
[ArtSucks] Loren J. Munk James Kalm Retrospective (Nov 13)
[WSJ, Metropolis blog] A Brooklyn Panda Made For Punching (Nov 19)
[WSJ, Metropolis blog] Punch Me Panda, photo essay (Nov 19)
[WNYC] A Panda Bear Punching Bag Comes to Brooklyn (Nov 19)
[PSFK] Nate Hill’s “Punch Me Panda” (Nov 19)
[Dwyer & Michaels morning show in Davenport, Iowa on WXLP] Punch Me Panda (Nov 24)
[Guardian] Punch a Panda — And Feel Better (Nov 24)
[artblogNY”C”] Man Bartlett’s #24hKith — “I am” feathers, mannequin, egg and cheese sandwiches (Nov 27)
[Artnews] The Social Revolution (Jun issue)
The event is sponsored by Social Printshop (formerly Printing Facebook) and it is made possible through support of Outpost Artists Resources and NY Culture.