Colossal’s Creator and Editor, Christopher Jobson, was recently interviewed by the National Endowment of the Arts as part of their Art Works Blog.
Asked to describe why he started Colossal, Jobson says:
Colossal was born from a lack of creativity and inspiration in my own life. I had been working for years as a web designer in a role that was personally unfulfilling and was unsure of what to do about it. As a way to expose myself to new ideas in art and design, I started the blog as a way to catalog and share the interesting things I encountered around the web. Three years later it’s still going and has completely taken over my life.
I want Colossal to be a place where anyone, from any background, can discover art and aspects of visual culture that are interesting, fun, and approachable. To that end I shy away from criticism and interpretation and instead provide as many resources as possible for visitors to learn more on their own. I want to share art as it is, without justification.
Listings Project is a free weekly email created by artist Stephanie Diamond that features real estate and job opportunities for artists, designers and the creative community of New York. Listings Project has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out, and Curbed as one of the best resources for creatives to ﬁnd housing, studio spaces and opportunities in New York and beyond.
Stephanie considers herself a social practice artist; where community engagement is prioritized over traditional object making. The Listings Project is arguably her best known art project, and has proved to be a vital, real world resource for thousands of individuals working in the arts. The project began modestly in 2003, when Stephanie began regularly forwarding listings to close friends and associates.
Stephanie personally emails each lister, and strictly excludes any listings which include brokers or fees. With a growing number of over 52,000 email subscribers, Nectar Ads is thrilled to partner with one of New York’s most influential and admired artists.
Recently, Art F City conducted an interview with Stephanie Diamond about her project and its goals. Stephanie discusses the project’s evolution as well as the reaction from fans. You can find the full transcript here.
Johnny Strategy, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Spoon and Tamago (via twitter)
The list praised English language sites which celebrate and foster critical discussion on Japanese Art:
While it’s true that Japan sometimes lags behind in terms of bilingual media in the contemporary art world, several enterprising individuals have been making solid contributions to the discussion at hand, either through collections of punchy, journalistic extracts, or more critical reflections.
Spoon & Tamago was founded by artist and writer Johnny Strategy in 2007, who along with a dedicated team of contributors, cover all aspects of Japanese fine arts and design.
We’d like to congratulate Colossal, winner of the Best Arts Coverage categoryat the Utne Media Awards! Utne Reader has been publishing for 24 years and functions as a guide to the alternative and independent press.
On Saturday, April 20, Rhizome hosted their 4th annual Seven on Seven conference at the New School in New York City. Each year Rhizome pairs seven leading artists with seven technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new—be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine—over the course of a single day.
This year’s participating technologists included Billy Chasen, Matthew Ritchie, Cameron Martin, Tara Tiger Brown, Paul Pfeiffer, Alex Chung, Jeremy Bailey, Julie Uhrman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Harper Reed, Jill Magid, Fatima Al Qadiri, Dalton Caldwell and a keynote by Evgeny Morozov.
You can watch each of this year’s presentations and read the two part live blog which features poignant tweets on Rhizome.org.
Here are some of our favorite moments via Twitter!
Spoon & Tamago, our latest addition to the Nectar Ads network, covers all aspects of Japanese design from fine art and architecture to product and graphic design. Founded in 2007 by artist and writer Johnny Strategy, the blog has secured it’s place as an extensive multicultural database.
On the blog’s about page, Strategy writes,
What we’re trying to do is tell a story. That story is, what’s going on in the Japanese art and design industry and where is it headed.
Strategy’s specialized focus on art and design is reinforced by the blog’s three core values: significance, relevance and unique content. Three values that we hold in high regard on our network.
The addition of Spoon & Tamago brings the Nectar Ads Art Network to eleven carefully selected and leading art publications that continue to forge the vanguard of online art & design journalism, criticism, news and discussion.
Rhizome, an affiliate of New Museum, welcomes Michael Connor to their team this coming April. He will “shape the overall artistic direction of Rhizome, through its public programs and online publishing.”
Connor’s work focuses on artists’ responses to cinema and new technologies. His past solo and collaborativeprojects as curator include: ‘Street Digital,’ comprising gallery installation work by artist duo JODI;‘Wild Sky,’ which explored contemporary perceptual regimes through artists’ images of the sun and cosmos; ‘Screen Worlds,’ a permanent exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia; ‘Essential Cinema,’ the opening exhibition at the Toronto Film Festival’s new venue; and ‘The New Normal,’ a touring exhibition of artworks that used private information as raw material and subject matter. Connor previously worked as Curator at FACT, Liverpool and Head of Exhibitions at BFI Southbank in London. While at the BFI, he oversaw the development of an interactive moving image archive designed by Adjaye/Associates as well as a gallery dedicated to artists’ film, video, and new media.
We’re excited to see Rhizome continue to grow and innovate with Michael Connor as their new Editor and Curator. Congrats!
Quarterly Co. is an online service designed to send subscribers four packages a year from their carefully curated lists of influential contributors. Quarterly Co. was founded by Zach Frechette, the co-founder and former editor of GOOD.
Frechette set out to create a service that could more effectively reach his audience and with a $25 per package, he has surely delivered. He states, “We hope Quarterly.co can be a bridge between the digital and the tangible. We purposely used the subscription metaphor because we don’t want it to feel like shopping. It’s a content experience: Each package comes with a personal letter.”
The video above is a call to action to graffiti and street artists and supporters around the world to upload videos showing the freshest art in public spaces.
Each artist is invited to submit a 1-3 minute video of their art and/or an interview that has been executed in the last year. Submissions will be viewed and curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Martha Cooper, RJ Rushmore, Carlo McCormick and Ethel Seno – top selections will to be featured on MOCAtv’s YouTube channel which has over 80 thousand subscribers.
This project, which was part discussion and part exhibition, explored the fast-evolving artistic landscape of Tumblr, one of the world’s leading social media and blogging platforms. The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium builds on Hyperallergic’s active public discussion about the relationship of social media and art that began with its landmark 2010 exhibition#TheSocialGraph (hyperallergic.com/thesocialgraph/), which broke new ground in its exploration of art on social media.
Registration for the event sold out within 24 hours and was featured on sites like Wired, Laughing Squid, Brooklyn Magazine, Content.ly, and many others. The event was a great end to New York’s upcoming Armory Week and a huge milestone for Hyperallergic, Tumblr and the art world.
Colossal’s Creator and Editor, Christopher Jobson, was recently interviewed by the National Endowment of the Arts as part of their Art Works Blog. Asked to describe why he started Colossal, Jobson says: Colossal was born from a lack […]
Listings Project is a free weekly email created by artist Stephanie Diamond that features real estate and job opportunities for artists, designers and the creative community of New York. Listings Project has been featured in the […]