Censors in China whose job it is to police any and all reference to the June 4, 1989 Tiennemen Square massacre and the infamous “Tank Man”, are certainly having a harder time policing images. Check out the power of memes, and how people are making sure their history gets remembered in the face of extreme censorship
Artist Erik Johansson, together with Adobe, took over a bus shelter in Sweden, and put his photoshopping skills to pretty hilarious use
“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.”
Could not agree more
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – EMERGING NEW MEDIA ARTISTS:
InterAccess is currently seeking submissions from emerging artists in Canada that employ electronic and new media technologies, materials, methods and ideas within their practice. We are accepting submissions from post-secondary students, recent graduates or independent practitioners who identify as emerging.
InterAccess welcomes new media works in the form of: sculpture, installation, video, audio, performance and interactive art. Web-based projects are also welcome. All works submitted must be exhibition-ready. Based on the works selected, the emerging curators will develop an exhibition theme and produce a curatorial essay.
This year’s Emerging Artists Exhibition will be co-curated by Nancy Webb and Natasha Chaykowski.
Each artist selected to exhibit will be paid standard CARFAC artist fees.
The 13th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition will run from July 26 to August 17, 2013.
Although artists are responsible for installing their own work, InterAccess will provide technical assistance and…
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