Add-Art & AFC

November 10, 2008 · Print This Article

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Jessica Slaven’s untitled exhibition via Art Fag City

Last night as I was readying myself to listen to this weeks podcast (I heart Paddy Johnson) I was trolling Art Fag City to see what I might have missed while being distracted by my day job. What I found was Jonson’s curated online show with Add-Art titled The Future of Online Advertising. Add-Art (developed by Eyebeam) replaces the advertisements found on websites with art from a database that is curated regularly. Unfortunately, I had a few problems. Instead of seeing art my advertisements were blacked out (which was still nice) and it made Firefox crash. Especially when i was visiting the BAS website. It seems though that these problems have been fixed so I will give it another shot.

A little bit about this show via Add Art

“The Future of Online Advertising, a group exhibition featuring the work of Ben Coonley, Jason Corace, Charles Gute, Brian Kennon, Elke Lehmann, Jessica Slaven, Maya Schindler, and Sheila Wilson appropriates a familiar turn of phrase in the same way the participating artists in this show draw upon pre-existing cultural material. Taken from the similarly named annual New York online advertising conference, the title means to broadly describe a utopic form of advertising; which is to say, in the future, all advertising is art. It is aesthetically challenging and engaging, it is inventive and it is smart.” Read the rest of the statement here.

If you are interested in trying it out for yourself download it here