gr8 interview with ed halter about pop culture/net art/branding interconnections and how they’re evolving at the moment.
however the way lauren cornell of new museum types her ‘statement-questions’ is almost like a dumb parody of the now old “joke” International Art English and probably why waldemar januszczak tweets about hating curators so much. and another example of videogame references thrown in willy nilly.
as all our interns go home for christmas to whatever stately home or refurbished georgian terrace they seed from, our capacity for ranty arts drivel is greatly diminished. the team of horriblegif directors are mainly satanists and quakers, so they don’t celebrate christmas. but to review bloomberg’s® new contemporaries™ you don’t really need words, so here is our review in the style of a mark titchner poster. the same review can be applied to independent galleries’ paid-entry “open salon” exhibitions etc as acting out perfunctory activities of the art-corporate meta currents, or the art world equivalent of that cute little fish that cleans the teeth of sharks and, uh… something…. where’s the intern to write this!?
finally made it to art basel miami. our pockets are deep and rolodex ready.
CATEGORY FOR UNDIGNIFIED SELFIE: oh fuck, we win this one! please forgive us.
CATEGORY FOR UNDIGNIFIED PERSONA: artist assumes that everything they do is worthy of adulation. you wouldn’t have got rembrandt promoting the evening he was planning to do the finishing touches to nightwatching.
CATEGORY FOR UNDIGNIFIED PR: director spamming social networks with exhibition installation shots and attempts at hashtag trending.
because we don’t really give a fuck about art basel miami but we want to cater to an international audience. here is the one event you want to attend if you’re going.
if like us, you can’t be arsed to go to a “seminar” or “reading” about the internet by people whose authority is largely that they’re on the internet a lot (but in a cool subversive way mind you), then just read this book instead. it’s less technical than our previous recommendation but it vibrantly remarks upon the irreversible social changes that digital networking has forced upon any participant. call us old fashioned, because we are old and fashionable alcoholics, but we want to read net theory from someone who is qualified in social sciences and is old enough to remember 33.3k modems. it’s just more trustworthy. jeremy paxman had this same lamentation about YouTube footage infiltrating journalism, so we don’t know what company that puts us in really. we’ve never bought underpants from marks and spencers. fuck, anything more than sainsbury’s tu and our net art street cred vanishes like a bottle of buckfast tonic wine when MC RORY is nearby.