Document Journal: Ekene Ijeoma reveals the revolutionary potential of data-based art. “Ijeoma’s past projects are united by a commitment to social justice, as well as a heavy reliance on data and qualitative research. For instance, Wage Islands is an interactive sculptural series which submerges a topographic map of New York City in a pool of black water—the map’s elevations are determined by the median monthly housing costs of any given location. Viewers are invited to select an hourly wage, and the water drains or rises, providing a black-and-white representation of the stark economic disparities among the city’s various neighborhoods.”
Cointelegraph: CryptoArt Museum presents the results of the first art residence for crypto artists (PRESS RELEASE)
Cointelegraph: CryptoArt Museum presents the results of the first art residence for crypto artists (PRESS RELEASE). “The non-profit organization CryptoArt Museum held its first art residence for artists working with nonfungible token technologies from May 10 to 28. An exhibition with the results of the project opened on May 29 and will be available online until June 15.”
Google Blog: Meet Barbara Hepworth, her art and life with Google Arts & Culture. “Barbara Hepworth was one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and on this day in 1964 she unveiled her iconic sculpture Single Form at the United Nations in New York City. The piece is a dedication to her friend, UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld. To mark the decade since the opening of her namesake gallery — the Hepworth Wakefield — Google Arts & Culture’s latest collaboration brings the largest retrospective of Hepworth’s work online, for audiences everywhere to explore.”
National Coalition Against Censorship: Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop For Artists On How To Avoid Instagram Censorship
National Coalition Against Censorship: Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop For Artists On How To Avoid Instagram Censorship. “On June 2, 2021, artists Dina Brodsky, Savannah Spirit, and Spencer Tunick hosted a conversation to share advice on how to tag, contextualize, or modify artwork on Instagram so as to improve its chances of not being removed. The webinar is part of Don’t Delete Art, a gallery, resource center and campaign advocating for artistic freedom on social media. NCAC is a member of the coalition leading the initiative, which also includes PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), Freemuse, Article 19, International Arts Rights Advisors, and the IBEX Collective.” The webinar is about an hour long and is available on YouTube.
Arizona State University: ASU alum publishes graphic novel on computer generated images, machine learning
Arizona State University: ASU alum publishes graphic novel on computer generated images, machine learning. “[Jennifer] Weiler, who was influenced by her work at ASU as a student in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, has been working intensely over the last year to create and publish her first comic book, ‘Creating with Code: A Fun Exploration of Computer-Generated Images and Machine Learning.’ She said she made the comic to educate people about how to effectively utilize coding to construct stylistic computer-generated images and apply methodologies of machine learning in the process.”
City Life Org: New Guggenheim Publication And Digital Archive Share Findings On The Preservation And Presentation Of Minimal, Post-minimal, And Conceptual Art
City Life Org: New Guggenheim Publication And Digital Archive Share Findings On The Preservation And Presentation Of Minimal, Post-minimal, And Conceptual Art. “The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Object Lessons: Case Studies in Minimal Art—The Guggenheim Panza Collection Initiative, a major print publication contributing new scholarship on a critical period in art production and the field of conservation. In addition, the museum has launched a new digital archive, the Panza Collection Initiative Records.”
Getty Blog: A Rare Opportunity to Study Van Gogh’s Irises. “For more than 30 years, a wild patch of vibrant blue flowers and undulating greenery has been a landmark of the Getty Museum’s collection, drawing crowds from all over the world who flock to gaze on the distinctive, curling lines and thick impasto of Irises by Vincent Van Gogh…. If the Getty Museum is open, you can expect to see Van Gogh’s Irises. But the unprecedented closure allowed Irises to be moved into the Getty’s laboratory and conservation studio for an in-depth examination.”
INTERPOL: INTERPOL launches app to better protect cultural heritage . “An app launched by INTERPOL will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce illicit trafficking, and increase the chances of recovering stolen works and artefacts. INTERPOL’s ID-Art app enables users ranging from law enforcement to the general public to get mobile access to the INTERPOL database of stolen works of art, create an inventory of private art collections and report cultural sites potentially at risk.” The app is free and available in your local app store.
California State University Channel Islands: Professor coordinates virtual tours of Florence culture guided by CSU International Program faculty
California State University Channel Islands: Professor coordinates virtual tours of Florence culture guided by CSU International Program faculty . “CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) students and the public can stroll through the streets, churches, public squares, restaurants and markets of Florence, Italy guided by some of the instructors of CSUIP in a new series of videos called ‘International Digital Education with Academics and Scholars’ or IDEAS.”