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Tracing the Invisible on the Cutting Edge

by Guy Parker
At Aanant & Zoo you can currently visit , a selection of works by Lynn Hershman Leeson created over the past forty years. It's a compact little exhibition featuring some twenty-seven works of various media including video and photography. It cuts out a great overview of an amazing career on the cutting edge while offering a taster of the planned retrospective at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, this coming December. Some of the earliest works are the Suicide Pieces (1963-1968), photographic prints of... [more]
Posted by Guy Parker on 7/30/14
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The Altar of Electronic Art

by Peter Augustus
Following the glamorous opening of in May, island6, the cutting edge Shanghai-based artist collective, is currently showing a hypnotic collection of electronic art from the archives in their cozy Hong Kong gallery space. A mix of several recent shows, the exhibition includes interactive installations, mixed media, and framed LED panels—the only thing missing is a sofa on which to curl up and observe. The collaborative group bills itself as a “collective of tech-geeks and creative talents”... [more]
Posted by Peter Augustus on 7/26/14
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A "twofold solo" that brings Chinese and international New Media Art into conversation

by Vivian Xu
In the heart of the famous M50 contemporary art district in Shanghai, between the two ShanghART gallery spaces, is the Chronus Art Center (CAC), the first non-profit organization in China for new media art. Founded in the autumn of 2013 by entrepreneur Dillion Zhang, independent curator Li Zhenhua, and new media artist Hu Jieming, the center focuses on the experimentation, production, exhibition and education of video art and interactive art and technology. Its third show on site is an... [more]
Posted by Vivian Xu on 6/27/14
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Deep Systems at Public Works

by Joel Kuennen
In writing this review, Dear Reader, it has been difficult to retain a narrative thread. Each work at ONLY REAL, Public Works latest exhibition, seems to reference another work in the exhibition while simultaneously opening up further implications and complications in a seemingly endless cascade of elusive meaning, contributing to a feeling that each explication is about to collapse in on itself. This feeling of anxiety of collapse is an apt affect for a series of visual explorations of the... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 2/14/14
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Cool Media

by Kara Q. Smith
I wake up and mindlessly hold my iphone over my face and click through instagram, tumblr, facebook. I always feel so displeased. What am I searching for? Social media is now an extension of my brain – an involuntary impulse, a robotic motion. Each of us grapples with the push and pull of media in our lives: causing anxiety, soothing our worries, suspending us in space, critiquing our world, making us feel somehow productive. Artists negotiate new media landscapes with a power to conceptually... [more]
Posted by Kara Q. Smith on 8/19/13
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Generator/Recycler, Producer/Consumer: Interview with Laura Hyunjhee Kim

by Joel Kuennen
Laura Hyunjhee Kim won ArtSlant’s first Award in New Media earlier this year and lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Kim is currently exhibiting at SoMArts, San Francisco and recently exhibited with popular French new-media gallery, SPAMM (Super Art Modern Museum). Blurring lines between performance and new media practices, Kim presents a mirrored personality, absorbing and expressing the dominant pressures of a mediated society through producing and reproducing herself in fabricated digital... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 7/28/13
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Infinite Corpse: Crowd Sourcing New Media

by Thea Liberty Nichols
Most of you are probably familiar with the Surrealist game “exquisite corpse,” where a composite drawing is created in sequence by a group of artists adhering to some predetermined set of rules (no peeking, for example, and, pick up where the last artist left off). Local Chicago comics collective Trubble Club recently began an online project entitled . Unlike its Surrealist precedent, it harnesses the energy and inexhaustibility of the internet by being limitless in duration. As of the writing... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 5/17/13
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Ready, Set, Art Fair!

by Christina Catherine Martinez
This week, San Francisco will be treated to not one, but two contemporary art fairs. ArtMRKT San Francisco and ArtPadSF will both take place May 16 - 19th, and it behooves an art lover to visit both if they want to get a compressed but authentic feel for the art scene in the Bay Area. A good rule of thumb is to take in artMRKT during the day and party down with ArtPadSF at night. This will be artMRKT’s first year at Fort Mason Center in the Marina, a beautiful but unfortunately less-accessible... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 5/15/13
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What is tumblr Art?

by Joel Kuennen
On Friday, May 17th at ArtPadSF, tumblr is hosting the TUMBLR ARTS SUMMIT. Moderated by Annie Werner, the panel is meant to discuss tumblr as a platform for the arts. Kara Q. Smith of ArtSlant SF, Open Space and Art Practical; Aditya Julka, Co-founder of Paddle8; Jennifer Yin of the Asian Art Museum; Liz Glass of CCA Wattis Institute; Ken Harman of Spoke Art; artist Eric Dyer and I will be present on the panel. The focus seems to be more practical: how does your organization leverage tumblr... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 5/15/13
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Climate of Uncertainty

by Alicia Chester
Climate of Uncertainty at the DePaul Art Museum is one of the latest iterations of a timely and increasingly surveyed theme in contemporary art and exhibitions: climate change. Featuring twelve artists and occupying both floors of the museum, the exhibition operates under the premise that artists engaging environmental issues in their work have the power to challenge, inspire, and instigate viewers to action. The educational and activist impulse evident throughout the space is most apparent at... [more]
Posted by Alicia Chester on 2/7/13