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The Digital Art World’s (Secret) Feminism

by Corinna Kirsch on October 4, 2013
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The major issues facing feminism and digital art go far beyond a numbers game. Seeking a male-female ratio in exhibitions is just one part of an overarching discussion that’s centered around how to present femininity within digital art and how to carve out a space online and IRL, in-print and on blogs, about feminism’s future. In an attempt to move the conversation off Facebook, I surveyed dozens of young artists, curators, and writers who’re actively engaged with the digital art world, and asked them about the major issues facing feminism in the digital art world today. From private Facebook groups to list-servs, there’s plenty of talk about feminism and digital art online, but you might not know about it; you’d have to be privy to these virtual salons.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Kitsch-Off, Film Festival, and a Weekend of Internet Jailbreaking

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 30, 2013
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This week, the emerging art world owns its quirkiness. Cleopatra’s has a show about working out; Sara Cwynar builds a kitsch encyclopedia; and Ann Hirsch performs a two-person act set in a chat room.

Also, the New Museum prepares for its major Chris Burden exhibition (get in line now) and the New Yorker sells tickets for the New Yorker Festival this weekend (don’t get too excited). And through the end of next week, the New York Film Festival continues screening independent and critical films. We don’t know anything about film, so luckily, AFC’s resident filmmaker Rhett Jones made us a round-up. All that and more, after the jump!

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to School

by Whitney Kimball on September 3, 2013
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No more indoor screenings; this week, we are very busy and important people. Chelsea’s bringing the mega-openings. Prolific emerging artists are everywhere, and Transfer Gallery is back in action. And all through fashion week, the PowerSuit Boutique is making PowerSuits for all of us.

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An Informal Survey of Swag: The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art

by Jennifer Chan on September 14, 2012
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Cultural studies has established that suburban white kids love hip hop in a complex manner; heaps has been written on aspiration, colorblindedness, misogynism, emulation, and subordination. But just what makes hip hop so appealing to net artists? Instead of passing off any attempt to indulge in hip hop as a 1:1 relationship between appropriation and mockery, I’m interested in looking at how different artists incorporate hip hop in their artwork to talk about themselves.

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