Lindsay Howard’s exhibition “C.R.E.A.M.”, at Art Micro-Patronage, examines a few approaches to the problem of monetizing net art. I, in turn, am going to examine “C.R.E.A.M.”, in entirely too much detail. Let’s talk about net art.
Why is Occupy The Internet now an “exhibition of leading net artists”? Launched two weeks ago at fffff.at, the original project was a simple call: embed a script that runs an army of animated gif protesters on your website to show your support for the Occupation movement. The post asked for animated GIF submissions that would then be “called up for duty”, and has since been installed on over 875 websites.
Now, all those submissions are being replaced with GIFs by artists curator Evan Roth deems worthy of special consideration. This is beyond insulting.
First impressions from the Pace Social Media opening weren’t so hot. Where exactly was the internet in this show? Seeing as how I visited in a throng of a few hundred people, I can only talk about the few individual works I saw, not the exhibition as a whole. As such, I’ll be writing a full review next week, with a note or two on the one piece that I managed to see clearly: Aram Bartholl’s “Are You Human?” [pictured above].