Since the early 1990s, net art has evolved and established itself at the same rapid pace as digital technology. Simultaneously structured by, and acting upon, its medium, current online practice poses specific curatorial challenges relating to its mass digital distribution, typically private reception, and the spatial, temporal and institutional constraints of public gallery display. Recent […]
Check your literal-mindedness at the door. “Reading Room: Intersections Between Art & Writing,” a group show organized by Becky Huff Hunter for Little Berlin, reveals itself slowly. Eventually, though, the boundaries between the two mediums of expression begin to blur — and fascinatingly so. Artists can be strikingly original writers and vice versa. If you […]
Amanda Wagner previewed Reading Room in print and online for the Philadelphia Daily News, 6 July, 2012.
Reading Room explores some of the ways in which contemporary visual artists, poets, writers, and scholars practice in the rich seam between art and writing. Focusing on works with particular sensual, personal, or material immediacy, the exhibition seeks to integrate expression and analysis.
The international performance art festival Low Lives – broadcast via the internet and simultaneously projected at multiple venues throughout the world –took place in Philadelphia at Little Berlin in collaboration withMascher Space over two days, April 27 and 28, with screenings and one, in-the-flesh performance. Low Liveswas an official part of Philly Tech Week. At the Friday night extravaganza, which I missed, […]
Miranda July’s collection of short stories No-one Belongs Here More Than You (2007) steps with awkward intimacy around our need for acceptance. A teenage girl, seduced by a (possibly) imaginary, dark being, spends her adult life seeking “Steve” in human outsiders; a beautiful fifteen year old resolves to have a disfiguring port wine stain removed from her […]