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Rhizome Names Its New Executive Director, Pratt Upload Names Its Keynote

by Paddy Johnson on October 1, 2015
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New York based New Media non-profit Rhizome.org announced this Tuesday that they have appointed Zachary Kaplan as their new executive director. That same day Pratt Digital Arts also named Lorna Mills as the keynote speaker for its digital media conference, Pratt Upload.

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An Incomplete History: Looking Back at Rhizome’s Professional Surfer

by Paddy Johnson on September 4, 2015
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In 2006, Rhizome’s “Professional Surfer” felt like an important show. Surfing informed the practice of most artists I knew, and seemingly countless artist run blogs existed for the sole purpose of collecting weird shit. This included material like an animated GIF of a flag made in ASCII, MS Paint software instructions, and the largest camera lens you’ve ever seen. It was fun to watch and those with a knack for finding the obscure and truly bizarre were followed religiously.

The online exhibition describes itself as a show that “considers web browsing, aka ‘surfing’ as an art form.” Practically speaking, that meant presenting six websites by artists including Olia Lialina’s Pages in the Middle of Nowhere, Travis Hallenbeck’s Cosmic Disciple, Joel Holmberg’s Chillshesh, John Michael Boling’s 53o’s, and the group blogs Supercentral and Nasty Nets. Each present, combine or recontextualize found material from the web.

Nearly ten years later, we’re still remixing, blogging and collaging material, only we’ve moved to different platforms. Which begs the question: Given the relevance of “Professional Surfer” to today’s online culture, does it hold up as an exhibition and a historical document?

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In Praise of the Virus: Anicka Yi’s You Can Call Me F at the Kitchen

by Corinna Kirsch on March 24, 2015
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Artist Anicka Yi’s You Can Call Me F takes our obsession with feminine cleanliness to a science-fiction extreme: Women have been reimagined as a “virus,” as a deadly problem. But it’s really hard to know that, if you don’t take a look at the press release first.

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Notes on the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on February 26, 2015
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In which Paddy and Corinna discuss the Triennial in thousands of words.

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New Museum Curators to Fly Around the World

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on August 5, 2014
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The New Museum sure is doing well in the fundraising department.

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Another Info-Binge Show: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module

by Whitney Kimball on February 19, 2014
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Encyclopedic curating surges on.

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