Twitter as an experimental space that can support conceptual art
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The artist for the Twitter Art Feed will be announced in the middle of each month for the following month, so keep a close eye on this blog in the next two weeks for the announcement of the January artist.
Joseph Kosuth, one of the founders of the conceptual art movement in the 1960s is 1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for March.
This month, Currency by artist Mary Temple is featured in the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed. Brooklyn Museum developed a way to display Mary’s drawings in calendar-format, so the virtual presentation mirrored the layout in Pittsburgh at the Mattress Factory with an added Twitter twist. 1stfans have been able to follow day-by-day, and everyone will be able to see the work firsthand as it will be installed for one night only at the March 7th Target First Saturday.
The title, of the piece, Currency, most obviously references my desire and attempt to keep current of world events, to try to understand some of what is happening in the world. It also refers to something that fascinates me about an industry that trades in a product that is only valuable until the moment it is heard, at which time it instantly loses its value. Yesterdays news is an artifact which no longer has currency or power as a trade worthy item. The title Currency also refers to the scale of the portraits themselves, which might evoke a bank note or dollar bill portrait, the image of power and money entwined. -Mary Temple
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It’s really great to start seeing more artists using Twitter in creative ways. I’ve dipped my toes into this concept with RobinAstro.txt and would love to spend more time exploring Twitter as an arts “space”.
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