AN OPEN CALL FOR WORK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBIT:
READY OR NOT IT’S 2010, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art.
Wednesday March 31 will mark the opening of a new group show on the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art’s Facebook wall (viewable at http://facebook.com/LACMA).
We encourage artists to use the image, video and link features available upon becoming a fan of the LACMA to post their own artworks and links.
There is practically no limit to the amount of work you can post if you spread it out over the course of a minute, so please feel free to use this opportunity to showcase as much of yourself (or someone else) as you want.
Because the majority of America’s art museums continue to ignore their potential to publicize and contextualize art online, digital artists should take the task of historicization into their own hands.
Even though art’s public institutions don’t want to include us in their conversation, we can still include them in ours- with or without their consent.
The manipulability of art museums’ Facebook walls allows artists the chance to wrest curatorial control back from institutions empowered by years of exclusionary practices.
We encourage artists to include participation in this exhibit on their resume under the ‘group show’ heading as:
READY OR NOT IT’S 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. March 2010
This is the open source world of art on the internet; institutions that want to use it will have to start playing by the same lack of rules the rest of us do.
Ready or not, it’s 2010.