The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium

Saturday 09 March, 2013
6pm - 1am, $0

319 Scholes Street, Brooklyn

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Hyperallergic and Tumblr have joined forces to present “The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium.” This project, which is part discussion and part exhibition, explores the fast evolving artistic landscape of Tumblr, one of the world’s leading social media and blogging platforms.

“Over the last few years, artists have been gravitating to Tumblr as an open and welcoming platform for artists and the art community,” says Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief of the Brooklyn-based Hyperallergic art blogazine. “The types of art projects being created on Tumblr are diverse and growing by the day, so we felt it was time to have a discussion about the art community on Tumblr and how they are impacting art making today.”

“This is an exciting context for art on Tumblr,” says Tumblr Arts Evangelist Annie Werner, “what was once floating out into the ether is now constructed in an official, curatorial format. It’s an amazing experience for artists using the platform as a medium — we hope to see only more of it.”

The one-day event on Saturday, March 9, which coincides with Armory Art Week in New York, will feature an exhibition and function as a forum for work to be discussed, shared, liked, uploaded, and critiqued.

The World’s First Art Symposium builds on Hyperallergic’s active public discussion about the relationship of social media and art that began with its landmark 2010 exhibition #TheSocialGraph (hyperallergic.com/thesocialgraph), which broke new ground in its exploration of art on social media.

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