Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Getting Ready for My Arts Blogosphere Spring Cleaning

Anyone who's tried to click through it will have noticed that my blogroll is in need of a tune-up...I'm working on getting around to it. But there are a few developments in the arts blogosphere worth noting all the same:
  1. Regina Hackett (as soon as she wakes up on the West Coast...no pressure, mind you :-) ) will launch today her new online home (her previous gig at Seattle's P-I was a victim of the seemingly imminent implosion of most dead-tree press). Part of the Arts Journal network, Regina's new blog is called "Another Bouncing Ball."
  2. A growing list of intimidatingly long interviews (including one with yours truly) is just one of the reasons to check out Qi Peng's site on the Salt Lake City Fine Arts Examiner. The most recent chat, with artist William Powhida, is among the most interesting I've read with Bill.
  3. I'm meeting later this week with someone to discuss the potential of blending video with arts blogging, but I see we won't be the first.. artist Jonathan Gitelson is already ahead of us on that front. Jonathan's approach is a curated series of YouTube videos, but clearly there's a zeitgeist about.
  4. And finally, Canadian gallerist A.K. Collings' new blog Neurartic is off to an impressive start, blending art, design and even neuroscience. I'd recommend checking it out.
Feel free to add any new twists or turns in the arts blogosphere you know of.

Labels: art blogs


Blogger Bromo Ivory said...

#3 is quite interesting to me.

At first cognitive dissonance, but then ... may just work. A bit like news aggregator sites that put a few well written salient articles per day about a particular topic. One could easily do the same for YouTube to great effect. As long as we aren't Rick-rolled. ;)

3/17/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roberta and Libby added videos some time ago.

3/17/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary Louise Schumacher said...

Hi, I'm a fan of your blog and read with interest your most recent entry about video and blogging.

I thought you might be interested to see my "In the Making" project, part of the Art City blog at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. My role is to thoughtfully select the artists and create a framework, that includes a collaboration with a filmmaker. Then, I get out of the way and allow artists to create.

I hope to continue this project, though it is difficult to proceed in an uncertain media environment. Still, with the four artists we started with, the results varied wonderfully.

Here's the project:

And my blog:

Mary Louise Schumacher
art and architecture critic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

3/17/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogs in Puerto Rico stop posting for a week after news that a dubious ex art dealer, who was included as juror in a young art contest, selected all his ex represented artist, and girlfriend, as winners:



3/17/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy Hodge said...

Thanks for that--I've added 2 new blogs to my list. Neuratic looks very cool.

3/17/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger joy said...

Vimeo has a much nicer looking compression than YouTube -- if ugly compresion bothers you...

3/17/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Phil said...


Reviews and thoughts from the NYC art scene, with an emphasis on photo-based practices. I've been posting for a little over a month.


3/17/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Balhatain said...

You should record your openings and post them. Have video interviews with the artists you represent.

3/17/2009 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

I like Balhatain's comments. Viewing the opening--or just a 360 video of each show, with artist or gallerist comments--and a short Q&A with the artist would be great.

But the question for a small-staff gallery is always, how much can you do in a day.

3/18/2009 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Hering said...

I'd like to recommend a site to add, though I'm not sure which blogroll category it would fit into. The site is National Institute For Play, and I recommend it because I believe art has more in common with play than it does with work.

3/18/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Erik said...

Masterpiece Online recently moved their over $440 Million online gallery to http://www.masterpieceonline.com.

This new site includes quite a few improvements including search ability and social networking functions.

They also have implemented several new policies including: unlimited uploads and incurring charges only when an art piece is sold.

Hope this helps!

3/18/2009 04:35:00 PM  

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