I’m going to complete my remix of Olia Lialina’s My Boyfriend Came Back From The War piece, embedding word-for-word tweets referencing the project within frames.
I had a previous idea that proved too enormous to complete within the month…read more to see what I had originally proposed!
For my final project, I want to create a website that looks identical to the Art Institute’s Collection Search site. My site will display all the great artists that are currently not on display at the Art Institute of Chicago: guerrilla gURLs style. I will SiteSuck the HTML and all docs needed to create a simulation of the website. I will need to create a database of all these images that will now be on display online in my net art gallery. The only works on display will be female-produced works, to subtly highlight the unbalance of gender in the prestigious museum (as of September 29, 2014, 81% of the museum’s on display American Modern gallery and 89% of its on display Contemporary gallery are dominated by the artwork of male artists). The title will be key to the piece’s subtlety and count on the viewer to make connections on what is being shown in my site. This piece hopes to generate conversation about how the internet can be a space where female artists can show their own work, make a name for themselves, and voice their ideas even when major institutions, galleries and authorities in the art world won’t.