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Anna Weyant’s Media Circus Is A Window Into Art World Sexism And Power – ARTnews.com

“Painter Anna Weyant’s story sounds like a modern-day art fairytale,” writes Smithsonian Magazine about the 27-year-old artist whose work sold for $400 three years ago, but now fetches $1.6 million at auction. Called a “millennial Botticelli” by both the Wall Street Journal and the South China Morning Post, Weyant makes paintings of women and girls that evoke, according to the New York Times, “sentimental ...

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Susan’s art gets commissioned as main prize for county’s social media awards

WORCESTER professional artist Susan Birth put her name in the frame at the 2022 Worcestershire Social Media awards when one of her paintings was commissioned as the prize for the overall winner. In addition to the overall prize, organisers #WorcestershireHour also called for 20 limited edition prints of the Worcestershire Black Pear painting to the winners of certain categories. The artwork was created using ...

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Art Basel Will Welcome Social Media Influencers to Its Hong Kong Show—But Only If They Follow the Rules

In addition to VIPs, journalists, and artists, the much sought-after Art Basel accreditation now accommodates a new category of art world figures: social media influencers. The criteria for how one can get accredited remain unclear, but influencers who want to attend the fair’s upcoming Hong Kong edition later this month, have been asked to follow a set of guidelines. Rules range from including photo ...

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Censorship on social media not only limits artists’ online reach—it can prevent future opportunities, too

A logical question plagues artists experiencing censorship on social media: If my art is targeted for censorship, will it prevent support and recognition in the art world? Unfortunately, this worry is becoming a reality for many artists who are censored on Instagram, and the implications could compromise the whole industry as we know it.Social media has undeniably changed the art world, allowing artists to ...

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Northern School of Art defends itself after 43% gender pay gap shared on social media

The Northern School of Art has defended itself after its 43.6% gender pay gap was shared in response to its International Women’s Day (IWD) tweets. On Tuesday, a Twitter account called Gender Pay Gap Bot retweeted any posts from firms that used IWD hashtags with their gender pay gap. The account tweeted that at The Northern School of Art, women’s median hourly pay is ...

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C-LAB Future Media Arts Festival Envisions the Ultimate Collaboration of Technology and Art – ARTnews.com

What the future holds will depend on who’s controlling the coding. The promise of technology versus the threat of technology is a conversation that has long been underway. Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab’s (C-LAB) annual Future Media Arts Festival focuses this discussion around the future through media art. Twenty-four works by 23 individual and group artists from Taiwan and abroad are currently on view both ...

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Auchter’s Art: News media vs. social media

In the olden days (you know, only a couple of decades ago), editorial cartoonists could draw a guy in a frumpled suit and trench coat wearing a fedora with a card reading "PRESS" sticking out of the band to represent the news media. Maybe holding a pencil and notepad. Or a camera with an absurdly large flash. And it would be universally recognized as ...

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How artist Ben Grosser is cutting Mark Zuckerberg down to size | Social media

When the history of the first decades of this century comes to be written, there will be few more telling artworks than Ben Grosser’s film Order of Magnitude. In the 47 minute video, Grosser, a digital artist and professor of new media at the University of Illinois, has spliced together every public instance in which Mark Zuckerberg has talked of “more” and “bigger”. The ...

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