Friday, June 3, 2011
CALL FOR ENTRIES: #notmethough Curated by @CameronBlaylock & @StevenJThomson
“If it doesn’t exist on the Internet, it doesn’t exist.”
-Kenneth Goldsmith; poet, founder of UbuWeb
The explosion of social media platforms has elicited a striking reaction among artists. This exhibition seeks to consolidate this discourse within the paradigm of the show title, #notmethough, a top trending topic in June 2010, ranked third below “#nowplaying” and “#JustinBieber.” Participants are invited to comment on this title in any personal manner, be it the anonymity of the Internet, issues of privacy and exhibitionism, the notion of “the other,” statements of resistance and individualism, etc.
Entries may be presented in any format (paper, canvas, performance, projection, etc.), but must employ one of the following six social media modules:
Submissions of social media-based art may be tweeted to the curators’ Twitter accounts or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Works will also be on view on the exhibition’s Tumblr account: notmethough.tumblr.com
Entry Deadline: June 11, 2011
Notification Date: June 13
Drop-off/Installation: June 17, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Exhibition Opening: June 18, 7 — 9:30 p.m., Curation Myth Ministries at Box 13 ArtSpace