We are thrilled to host Paddy’s lecture as it will not only illuminate the burgeoning field of GIF art, but will also detail why it has become an increasingly common form of contemporary art, and why we should pay attention to this growing medium.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 07, 2015
Black Cube announced today that it will co-host a lecture by Paddy Johnson, the founding editor at Art F City, an online art criticism and reporting forum, where she will take us through the history of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) art from 1998-present. The lecture, which will illuminate the importance and significance of this growing art field, will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at RedLine (2350 Arapahoe Street) in Denver.
Well known for supporting net art, Paddy has written several articles and curated many exhibitions involving internet-based art. This talk comes on the forefront of Paddy’s new show (opening in October) on Animated GIFs at the Rhode Island School of Art, which she curated with the AFC staff Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara.
Paddy has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger.
“We are thrilled to host Paddy’s lecture as it will not only illuminate the burgeoning field of GIF art, but will also detail why it has become an increasingly common form of contemporary art, and why we should pay attention to this growing medium,” said Cortney L. Stell, Black Cube Executive Director and Chief Curator.
By focusing on changes in the cultural field, technology, and human behavior, Paddy will illuminate the importance of this rising field of art.
About Black Cube
Black Cube is a nonprofit, nomadic contemporary art museum. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage new audiences while supporting artists’ sustainability. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube is experienced primarily through pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows. Black Cube was founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage. Find out more at http://www.blackcubeart.org.