“Take me to the place I love / Take me all the way” – Anthony Kiedis
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under The Bridge,” 1992
It’s 2013, going on 2014. Every artist, critic, or curator seems to have something to say about the endless ways in which the Internet and social media are affecting how artists, especially young artists, are now making art, seeing art, thinking about art, and disseminating art. Often, when reading a new article or essay, or going to a lecture or panel discussion directly or indirectly about or related to “Internet Art,” “Post-Internet Art,” or even the way in which abstract painting looks different on an Apple product than in a gallery, it is near impossible not to get bored or annoyed. Any critically engaged member of society understands the effect the Internet has had on the world; therefore, any critically engaged artist, curator, critic, dealer, or collector surely must understand the effect the Internet has had on the art world. Yet despite the consensus that the art world is shifting because of it, few have written or spoken about the matter in a very concise, direct, and expository manner.
Naturally I’ve got a few issues with this, but very worth reading.