While hoards of people are protesting in the cold and losing their jobs, we are perversely getting excited for the Performa Biennial and wondering whether Neo Rauch will pull off a good show at Zwirner. A dark cloud of French existentialists will descend over Metro Pictures, Paul McCarthy's dismembered Disney characters will deck the halls of Hauser & Wirth, and best of all, Klaus von Nichtsaggend Gallery just unleashed its online exhibition space klausgallery.net, which is booked with upcoming shows. Though we haven't posted anything yet, we know there will be more OWS art events coming soon.
Do institutions and galleries have a growing interest in New Media? Two weeks ago, I identified the art “internet bubble” at The L Magazine, a trend that’s currently giving new media the spot light. Not everyone sees new media the same way though. Domenico Quaranta, an Italian writer and curator previously best known to this blog for “Holy Fire”, a dubiously themed new media exhibition in Brussels that included only “collectible” work, being one such example. Quaranta’s followed up the 2008 exhibition by writing a whole book on the subject of New Media, — “Media, New Media, PostMedia” a core theme being that it isn’t accepted in the contemporary art world.