In this webinar, Loney Abrams revisits her seminal essay that idealistically proposes the virtual exhibition as a hopeful alternative to the gallery, granting artists greater exposure, autonomy, and freedom in the art world.
The essay was originally published in 2013 and eight years later, amidst a global pandemic that has accelerated the virtualization of the art world, Abrams revisits her essay to ruminate on the drawbacks and opportunities of navigating the art world as an artist online in 2021. Drawing upon her own experiences as an artist, curator, and educator, she offers advice for artists hoping to engage audiences and build communities in a post-internet world.
Loney Abrams (b. 1986, Boston, USA) is an artist, educator, curator, and writer currently living in New Fairfield, Connecticut with her collaborator Johnny Stanish. She and Stanish run Wretched Flowers, an ongoing foraged floristry project that researches our ethnobotanical relationship to land. She and Stanish previously ran Hotel Art Pavilion, a New York-based art gallery targeting online audiences. Abrams previously worked as Editor-in-Chief at Artspace Magazine in New York and is currently teaching at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she received her MFA in 2013.
Recorded on 13 April 2021.
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