Sunday, June 19, 2011

#notmethough, curated by @Cameron Blaylock and @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 have been 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.

Exhibiting artists include:

• Melinda Ainsworth
• Man Bartlett
• Logan Sebastian Beck
• Bexar
• @CorpzFlowrLois
• Douglas Cason As Zepeda
• Damien Hirst
• Jonatan Lopez
• Ray Ogar
• Brian Piana
• @t_h_e_y ☟
• Brad Troemel

Works will be presented in any format (paper, canvas, performance, projection, etc.), but all employ one of six social media modules:
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Flickr
• Tumblr
• YouTube/Vimeo
• Chatroulette

Exhibition Opening: June 18, 7 — 9:30 p.m., Curation Myth Ministries at Box 13 ArtSpace

☞ You can be @t_h_e_y. Let us know overheard and otherwise witnessed accounts of what t_h_e_y have supposedly done and tweet them @t_h_e_y. See for the growing archive of what t_h_e_y are up to

Location information:
Curation Myth Ministries
Emily Sloan's studio/gallery within Box 13 ArtSpace
6700 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011

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