tagged: new media

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Julia Greenway

by Christian Petersen
Julia Greenway is part of a slowly growing global movement of people dedicating physical galleries to new media art. Shows featuring new media are now fairly commonplace but gallerists deciding to focus on it exclusively are still relatively rare. Greenway’s Seattle gallery Interstitial stands as the sole permanent beacon of new media in a city that has been surprisingly slow to embrace that discipline, despite its status as a corporate tech epicenter. Greenway has made good progress in... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 10/19/16

Angela Washko: Talking Feminism in the Spaces Most Hostile to It

by Christian Petersen
We have discussed the rapidly growing intersection between new media art and feminism with a number of artists in previous columns. This week we take a deeper look at that phenomenon in an interview with artist, writer and facilitator Angela Washko who is at the forefront of the movement. She famously interviewed the notorious pick-up-artist Roosh V for her project which resulted in an overload of attention for her, both positive and horribly negative. Washko’s work consistently tackles vital... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 4/20/16

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Alexandra Gorczynski

by Christian Petersen
Philadelphia-based artist Alexandra Gorczynski was one of the early stars of the new wave of digital art. Her work bridged the gap between “Tumblr” culture and fine art and helped set a precedent for the aesthetic obsessions of the scene that are still being mined today. Her education in fine art painting is clearly evident in the construction of her pieces. There is a subtle and precise attention to detail as well as a distinct subversive wit that elevates her compositions to distinctly... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 3/9/16

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Morehshin Allahyari

by Christian Petersen
Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian artist currently based in California. Her work subverts the often self-absorbed and ephemeral themes of new media art to create art that is overtly political and meaningful. Iran itself often serves as a primary inspiration and she is enthusiastic to dispel assumptions about her home country.  Priest with Eagle “It's not what (people) think,” she says, “It's much more complex and awesome than their knowledge of it from the media. I wish my... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 2/24/16

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Laura Brothers

by Christian Petersen
  Laura Brothers is one of the great enigmas of new media art. This partly stems from the fact that she shies aways from the obsessive online self promotion that is now the standard for artists in this field. Brothers was at the vanguard of the new wave of digital art that started gaining steam about 10 years ago. She is not surprised by the exploding popularity of this discipline: “Digital devices have currently monopolized almost all forms of social interaction. It just seems like a... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 12/9/15

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Eno Swinnen

by Christian Petersen
   Belgian artist Eno Swinnen is a refreshing anomaly in the world of New Media art. His work uniquely blends the discipline’s tech and brand-obsessed visions with exceptional and meticulous “traditional” illustration skills. Swinnen himself is not sure where he fits in, declaring that he’s “too analogue to really be New Media but too digital or ‘weird’ to really be considered a classic animator.” I feel that his work actually represents a healthy and necessary progression of the form.... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 11/25/15

Faith Holland's Cum "Paintings" Aren't Your Usual Cum Paintings

by Joel Kuennen
First, apologies for the puns to come. It’s difficult to talk about sexuality and eroticism without making a bad pun or two. Sexuality has seemingly always been a site of discomfort in our culture: through it, we are laid naked and bare, both literally and via the fetishes that express the darkest sublimations of gendered relations. The advent of a communication tool and platform for largely consequence-free expression—the internet—has greatly affected the role pornography and sexuality play in... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 6/19/15

A Clown for the Machine: Tony Oursler Takes on Surveillance

by Stephanie Berzon
When Edward Snowden released classified information from the National Security Agency to mainstream media in 2013 he was globally marked as either a traitor or a patriot. The top-secret documents revealed that the NSA has been collecting data from anywhere and everywhere, including 55,000 quality images daily through social media and personal communications to use in facial recognition programs. The revelation confirmed civic anxieties that the dreaded future is here: your face can be used... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Berzon on 5/3/15

5 New Media Installations to See at the Images Festival

by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska
rup·ture ˈrəpCHər/ To breach or disturb (a harmonious feeling or situation). synonyms: sever, break off, breach, disrupt   The 2015 Images Festival, North America’s largest festival for contemporary and experimental media, opened in Toronto on April 9. Art and film enthusiasts in the city have the chance to attend a variety of events taking place across the city—from artist-run centers and art galleries, to the Chinatown Centre Mall. The annual event was started in 1987 and has since... [more]
Posted by Yoli (Yoanna) Terziyska on 4/13/15

Under the Dark of Night: Outdoor Vision Fest at Pushkin Gallery

by Hannah Hoel
Pushkin Gallery, located on Canyon Road, opened in 2000 as the first Russian art gallery in Santa Fe. Its founder, Kenneth Pushkin, and its curator of Russian painting, Rosa Lena Reed Robinson, recently began engaging the students at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) in a vibrant and innovative collaboration. Pushkin Gallery has since established the Pushkin Gallery Prize, an annual scholarship rewarded to a new media student—this summer, the gallerists have offered the... [more]
Posted by Hannah Hoel on 8/14/14
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