Links for 2012-11-01 [del.icio.us] #art
- The Dangers of Crowd Funding Art
Use of platforms that help democratically fund projects, which range from Kickstarter, and IndieGoGo, to Sunday Soup, The Present Group, Art in a Box, and more, is definitely on the rise. Their positive impact and the good created by crowd-funding is undeniable. The next challenge, however, seems to be to find ways to make that funding sustainable over the long term, keeping quality high and avoiding the commodification of friends into funders.
- Conscientious | Daniel Mayrit
Suburban Scenes by Daniel Mayrit. Instead of looking for images on Google Street View , the artist artificially creates them, thus adding a whole new conceptual layer: Mayrit asks us to consider both what we see and what we expect (thus indirectly undermining many claims made by other artists working with GSV).