Context in Flux: Contemporary Art in Space and Online
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028
ArtTable Members: $20; Non-Members: $25; Students: $10
Refreshments will be served.
Join us for a public panel, curated by ArtTable’s Southern California Chapter, that explores the dynamic relationship between art and Internet technologies.
Since the start of the millennium, the Internet has become a massive force that has permeated every aspect of culture and society. Internet-based artistic practice has gained ubiquity as a new generation has emerged that interweaves art with contemporary life’s virtual realities. These artists directly engage with social media, online commercialism and rapidly advancing digital and mobile technologies. Their work challenges prevailing definitions of art by extending the bounds of its audience, its cultural reach and its integration with everyday life. This panel will explore the persistent, dynamic relationship that continues to form between art, the Internet and emerging technologies and will consider how current configurations may evolve in the future.
Moderated by contemporary art curator and writer, Courtney Malick, the panel will consist of Gene McHugh, author of Post-Internet: Notes on the Internet and Art and head of Digital Media at the Fowler Museum, UCLA; Olivia Barrett, co-owner/director of the downtown L.A. gallery, Chateau Shatto; and artists Amalia Ulman and Jeff Baij, whose careers are geared towards digital and mediated modes of artmaking. The panelists will discuss timely issues such as: How does our reliance on the Internet as a tool change the way art is made, seen and experienced today? What new challenges does the Internet create for artists and is social media’s impact for the better or the worse? Does authenticity have a role to play within this context? How is mass engagement with the Internet positioned vis-à-vis art institutions and the art market?
Parking is available in the lot behind the building, accessible from Wilcox.
Sponsored by ArtTable–the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the arts.