via Digging Pitt Gallery:
The Blogger Show
November 10, 2007 - January 12, 2008
170 East 2nd Street,
New York, NY 10009
Opening reception Saturday, November 3, 6-9PM
@Digging Pitt Gallery - Reception: December 8, 6-9PM
@Digging Pitt Too - Reception: December 8, 6-9PM
@Panza Gallery - Reception: December 15, 6-9PM
In November, Digging Pitt (Pittsburgh PA) will begin a joint effort with Agni Gallery (New York, NY) and Panza Gallery (Millvale, PA) to present The Blogger Show. The exhibits showcase the work of over thirty artists whose common interest is in clarifying artistic discourse through their blogs. All of the exhibits will take place between November 3, 2007 and January 12, 2008. Preview the exhibits online at Fiji Island Mermaid Press, courtesy of Marc Snyder. Announcements about receptions and other special events are forthcoming, so watch your e-box. Stay current with The Blogger Show artists on the blog or join us at MySpace.
Tim O’Reilly defines…
Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them. (This is what I've elsewhere called "harnessing collective intelligence.")
Excerpt from Bill Gusky's article (Artblog Comments) Read more
A number of artists have entered the blog arena, writing about art and the art world as they participate in it through their visual work. There have always been artists who write about art, and at times their writing has been highly influential; Donald Judd is one name that leaps to mind. As a new art narrative emerges, writers of all stripes – critics, historians, curators and even art bloggers -- will play a large part in shaping, interpreting and defining it.
This exhibition focuses on the work of artists who are active art blog writers. The work you see here emerged in the studio in near-simultaneity with the artist’s written expressions. These twin efforts – art making and blog writing -- sometimes appear to flow together and intertwine beautifully, and at other times almost seem to be in diametric opposition.
The relationship between written word and the created artwork suggests the erratic flow of a culture in which propaganda freely mingles with news journalism and science is polluted with articles of faith. It seems at times that the only appropriate response to the apparent untrustworthiness of all our societal and cultural expressions is a schizophrenic call-and-response [...]
For more about the current state of the art blogger phenomenon, see Peter Plagens' article and round table in the November 07 issue of Art in America, with bloggers Regina Hackett (Art To Go), Tyler Green (Moder Art Notes), Jeff Jahn (PORT), Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof (artblog), and Edward Winkleman (edward_winkleman): "Report From the Blogoshere" The New Grass Roots." Ironically, the article is not available online, since the AiA website does not offer access to any of its content. However, there is a discussion on Kriston Capps' Grammar.police.