Thursday Night Live is a new live-stream series/digital art talk show hosted by the MacKenzie’s Digital Coordinators Cat Bluemke and Jonathan Carroll. Each event will feature guests from various corners of the Online/Digital Arts community who join the hosts as they deliver workshops, panels, tours, and talks that expand our understandings on how to view, make, and enjoy digital art in our emerging new realities.
THIS WEEK’S LIVESTREAM
What does an online art exhibit look like? We continue our exploration of virtual galleries and online art with a tour of the exhibit “Well Now WTF?” lead by co-curator Faith Holland. The exhibit features over 140 Canadian and international artists, exhibiting video, GIF, and web-based work in its intended platform. The exhibit has been praised for its relevance during the pandemic as cultural organizations move towards online content to engage with audiences. “[The] exhibition brings some cynical dystopian wit to distract from (or frame anew) the information overload, art-world privilege and sociobiological crises defining this moment for many.” (Leah Sandals, Canadian Art)
The exhibit may contain work with mature themes.
Faith Holland is an artist, curator, and educator whose multimedia practice focuses on gender, intimacy, and technology. She has exhibited at venues such as The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf), Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder), Human Resources (Los Angeles), and DAM Gallery (Berlin). Her work has been written about in Artforum, The New York Times, The Sunday Times UK, Elephant, Hyperallergic, Broadly, and The Observer. She has been a NYFA Fellowship Finalist in Digital/Electronic Art, an artist-in-residence at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and Harvestworks, and a finalist for Fotomuseum Winterthur’s Post-Photography Prototyping Prize. She is opening Hard/Soft, her third solo exhibition with TRANSFER, online and offline on June 4, 2020. You can see her work online at www.faithholland.com.
The exhibit can be viewed online at http://www.wellnow.wtf/.
You can follow along on the MacKenzie’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 7pm CST on Thursdays!