As we mentioned in our events listings this week, Emilio Bianchic has a solo show Nailture opening at Postmasters tomorrow night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show is based around the premise that the internet is not the democratic platform it’s frequently hailed as. In reality, the net is controlled by governments and corporations, and remains inaccessible to billions of people. Bianchic proposes that a different brand of “digital” art is truly the medium of the masses: the manicure. Everyone has nails, and you don’t have to call yourself an artist to paint them.
In honor of this fucking awesome manifesto, we’re bringing you nail-art GIFs clipped from the hands of Bianchic via his multi-page, multi-media web-based work LGBP (Little Gendered Body Parts). The piece includes various GIFs, videos, and social media interactions with nail artists around the world. It is awesome.
I was tipped off to this work by this tweet from NewHive (a popular net art publishing platform) which has a nice little preview of the artwork’s first page. Check out the whole experience (with music!) here.
— NewHive (@NewHive) May 14, 2015