Earlier this year, REALM RECOGNIZE REALM won Rhizome and Tumblr’s first ever Internet Art Grant, a “commissioning award for the creation of new Internet artworks from the Tumblr community.” The jury included New Museum director and curator of the 2012 Venice Biennale Massimiliano Gioni, artist Jon Rafman, and performance artist Laurie Anderson. Thanks to them, we’re partially funded but need to cover the rest of production costs!
Extreme Animals’ Realm Recognize Realm Tour!
An IRL tour of Internet Artists and Super Users coming to six cities this October!!
PLEDGE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!
#REALMRECOGNIZEREALM is the first ever tour featuring exclusively Internet artists, Super Users, and social media virtuosos. Like you, we’re obsessed and inspired by extremely active Internet identities.
This October, we’re embarking on a 6-day, all-ages tour of the East Coast with performances by seven Internet artists/personalities in nontraditional, DIY spaces. We’re breaking down the 5th wall: the laptop.
The REALM RECOGNIZE REALM artists compulsively harness the power of The Net to create an engaging, captivating personal self-image/brand that is both critical and celebratory of social media, web 2.0, and 21st century consumerism.
ARTISTS: @LILINTERNET, @EXTREMEANIMALZ, @MOLLYSODA, @B3NAQUA,@TOP8FRIENDS, @LABABALON
CURATORS: Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman of EXTREME ANIMALS
Realm Recognize Realm: http://kck.st/15qFbOm
Thank you to all artists and participants! And congratulations to all winners—many of which were from the very community that donated to the cause. (Winners were drawn blindly and publicly by Kia Kamran, Attorney at Law.)
This Saturday, as part of #NyanCatCity, New York Art Department hosted Cut & Paste: A day dedicated to the DYI culture of Zines in the context of digital culture. The day’s event included a zine-making workshop organized by NYC’s Luck You Collective; a zine stand curated by NYAD’s own, Julian Gilbert and Printed Matter; an Art Talk panel discussion centered on self-publishing on and off-line; and the central event: an Art Raffle fundraiser for Printed Matter:
Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists.
Last October Hurricane Sandy flooded Printed Matter’s basement, destroying thousands of books and severely damaging archives dating back to 1978. The damaged collection has been freeze-dried as a temporary solution—but the archive must be digitized before the works deteriorate and are gone forever. It is essential to preserve these historical works for future generations.
For the fundraiser, New York Art Department asked artists to donate original Nyan Cat-inspired artworks to raise funding for the digitization of the this priceless archive. The artworks were shown and raffled off at The Hole between 12 and 8PM. Tickets were sold for $10.00 and all proceeds will support Printer Matter’s rescue efforts.
We are pleased to list the lucky winners below, and announce that all artworks from the exhibition will be published in a commemorative zine to be sold as the second phase of our fundraising effort for Printed Matter.
Please e-mail Marcella Zimmermann to coordinate pick up of your new artwork:
1. BEAU, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Sean Gibson
2. KOSBY, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Adriana
3. JESSE EDWARDS, Nyan Cat City | Winner: Soba Ishima
4. DOWNER, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Zahra
5. MAGGIE LEE, Untitled (Nyan Cat)
6. ERIK FOSS, Kitty Porn | Winner: Wendy Dembo
7. HARRY MCNALLY, Meow | Winner: Ren McKnight
8. JAMES, Untitled | Winner: Arnaud Delecolle
9. OTHELO GERVACIO, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Wendy Dembo
10. WOMP, Untitled (Nyan Cat)
11. BAST, Untitled | Winner: Erik Foss
12. MRS, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Chris Torres
13. GUILHERME MACHADO, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Adriana
14. MR. KIJI, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Victor Fung
15. TOM SACHS, Untitled (I Made This Drawing…) | Winner: Ailsa Wong
16. TODD JAMES, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Baron Von Fancy
17. SOBA ESHIMA, Untitled (Cardigan) | Winner: Soba Eshima
18. CHARLES SHEDDEN, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Carmen Hall
19. ROSS SCHANER, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Chris Torres
20. BRIANNA HARDEN, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Ruba
21. RUSK, Untitled (Nyan Cat)
22. NICK SETHI, Untitled (Nyan Cat)
23. BEN RAYNER, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Kevin Lyons
24. BARON VON FANCY, Untitled (Nyan Nyan Nyan) | Winner: Mr. Kiji
25. YUK, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Julian Gilbert
26. CLARA GOLDFARB & MAIA RUTH LEE, Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Baron Von Fancy
27. MARK CROSS, What Does It All Meme? | Winner: Marcella Zimmermann
28. JULIAN GILBERT, Cats Rule Everything Around Me | Winner: Stephanie Bair-Garant
29. ROMON YANG (ROSTARR), Untitled (Nyan Cat) | Winner: Kevin Breznwhen
30. FOREIGN SUBJECT, Untitled (Projection)
Thank you to The Hole for hosting our event, and to our media partners AOL Artists, tumblr, and Mashable.com.
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