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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Leah Schrager   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 3/23/16

New York based artist Leah Schrager is known for using overt eroticism in her new media work. She uses her own sexualized image to wildly subvert the concept of the "selfie" while making a vital statement about feminism and the "self" in the digital age. Schrager first came to prominence under the pseudonym Sarah White, better known as the "Naked Therapist." This bold combination of internet-based performance art and genuine healing therapy achieved notoriety because Schrager (as Sarah White) and the p... [more]

The Misanthropic Art Writer's New Year's Resolutions   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Posted 12/31/14

The New Year: you feel fattened, you have to go back to work, everything you've just bought is now half the price of what you paid for it, it's cold and bleak. It's also the most depressing time of the year. But fear not: the affliction of New Year's resolutions still prevails over us all, ensuring that we will feel even worse in two weeks when we fail to see any of them through. Our resident misanthrope Philippa Snow sets herself some imminently doomed challenges for 2015. 1. I will not... [more]

Alternative Waters: a Personal View of Recent Macri Portraits by Kenneth Radu  
12/6/14 Posted 12/6/14

Part I People familiar with Adamo Macri’s portraits may well experience an aesthetic shock to see a picture of the artist with his eyes wide open. So many of his self-portraits depict the eyes averted, lowered, askance, or rarely looking directly at the viewer that I was taken aback by a recent picture, entitled Damo, 2013. There are a few other pictures in his Facebook oeuvre wherein the artist opens his eyes and stares out of the canvas, Self-Portrait, 2013, for example, but that is... [more]

Theory of the Selfie - Hyperallergic  
8/20/14 Posted 8/20/14

CHICAGO — recently announced that ‘selfie’ is their new Word of the Year, moving it beyond sanctified slang in the Urban Dictionary. Defining it as a “photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website,” Oxford Dictionaries notes that usage of the term ‘selfie’ increased by 17,000 percent in the last year. The Selfie Theory posits that as we increasingly liv... [more]

Ancient Statues Pose for Selfies - Hyperallergic  
8/20/14 Posted 8/20/14

Selfie-ification of Agesandros and Poloydoros Athendoros, “Laocoon and his Sons” (c.1816), plaster, 240 x 141 x 83cm (image via Imgur) It’s one thing to take a #museumselfie with a work of art, as if to say, “yes, I was here with this artwork” or “yes, here is my reflection in the surface of this piece.” It’s another thing to make Greco-Roman statues look like they were chiseled specifically for selfie-shooting moments. That’s what Reddit user Jazsus... [more]

Supreme Modern Feminist or Covert Misogynist?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Valie Export, Friedl Kubelka at Richard Saltoun April 9th, 2014 - May 23rd, 2014
Posted 4/17/14

If pressed, I maintain that the reason I keep up with news about popular culture is that, for me, it adds all-important context to the various forms of "legitimate" art that I take in as a job. Visiting Richard Saltoun’s show of Viennese feminist art (that, specifically speaking, of VALIE EXPORT and Friedl Kubelka) for instance, the phrase "proto-selfies" played continuously in my mind: not a phrase of my own design, but one coined for the exhibition by a writer at Blouin Artinfo. Women these... [more]

No Selfie-Control: The Best of International #MuseumSelfie Day  
1/22/14 Posted 1/22/14

In honor of international #MuseumSelfie day aimed at raising awareness of awesome museums (and selfies), we decided to select a few of our favorites: In the "Totally awesome sacrilegious interactive selfie" Category: Final #MuseumSelfie of the day, one for @NHM_Cephalopoda, pretending to be a snail with the help of a giant ammonite — Amy Freeborn (@amyfreeborn) January 22, 2014 per il #museumselfie del @Mi_BACT al museo archeologico provinciale di #Salerno — Giada (@g... [more]

11/22/13 Posted 11/22/13

The Further Disbanding of Michelle duBois Zoe Crosher & Confessions*: Rethinking Winogrand's Women Garry Winogrand at UCR/California Museum of Photography 3824 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 When I downloaded Snapchat onto my phone, I anticipated texted pics of my friend’s private parts. Fresh and n... [more]

Self Aware: Zoe Crosher x Garry Winogrand   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Zoe Crosher at UCR/California Museum of Photography August 24th, 2013 - November 9th, 2013
Posted 11/22/13

When I downloaded Snapchat onto my phone, I anticipated texted pics of my friend’s private parts. Fresh and naïve, or aloof and repressed, I assumed Snapchat, that’s by extension #selfie culture, had only one thing in mind. Snapchat is an app for text and picture messaging, mostly for cell phones. Everything sent through Snapchat disappears within seconds after being received and opened. If it’s not explicit, why else would you want your pictures to vanish seconds after the... [more]

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