Opening on 4 April, a new online exhibition at Silicon Valet curated by Faith Holland, Lorna Mills and Wade Wallerstein celebrates moving image art and creates a space where art can proliferate despite the current crisis.
Well Now WTF presents work by more than sixty moving image artworks and provides a comprehensive insight into current themes and techniques driving digital art. The exhibition opens on 4 April with an online opening party from 8 to 10pm EST via Twitch & Discord, with a pay-what-you-wish ($5 suggested) entry fee which will go to the participating artists. The exhibition itself is free to attend and is accompanied by a series of events, which will take place on the exhibition website and via Twitch.
The exhibition is simultaneously a response to the enormity of the current, overwhelming and relentless, presence of online news - an expression of variety and potential at a time of increasing restrictions and repetitive headlines - and an act of community building. Well Now WTF showcases the work of artists who may, for some time, be unable to exhibit in bricks-and-mortar galleries; it also provides a way for artists, gallerists and collectors to respond collaboratively to the evolving crisis and its impact on culture and creativity.
The participating artists include A Bill Miller, Ad Minoliti, Adrienne Crossman, Alex McLeod, Alice Bucknell, Alma Alloro, Andres Manniste, Anneli Goeller, Anthony Antonellis, Antonio Roberts, Ben Sang, Benjamin Gaulon, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Carla Gannis , Casey Kauffmann, Casey Reas, Cassie McQuater, Chiara Passa, Chris Collins, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Claudia Bitran, Claudia Hart , Clusterduck Collective, Daniel Temkin, Devin Kenny, Don Hanson, Dominic Quagliozzi, Elektra KB, Ellen.Gif, Eltons Kuns, Emilie Gervais, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Erica Magrey, Erin Gee, Eva Papamargariti, Faith Holland, Guido Segni, Hyo Myoung Kim, Ian Bruner, Jan Robert Leegte, Jenson Leonard, Jeremy Bailey, Jillian McDonald, Kamilia Kard, Kid Xanthrax, Laura Gillmore, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Libbi Ponce, Lilly Handley, Lorna Mills, LoVid, Mara Oscar Cassiani, Mark Dorf, Mark Klink, Maurice Andresen, Maya Ben David, Molly Erin McCarthy, Molly Soda, Nicolas Sassoon, Nicole Killian, Olia Svetlanova, Olivia Ross, Pastiche Lumumba, Peter Burr, Petra Cortright, Rafia Santana, Rick Silva, Rita Jiménez, Ryan Kuo, Ryan Trecartin, Santa France, Sara Ludy, Sebastian Schmieg, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Stacie Ant, Sydney Shavers, Terrell Davis, Theo Triantafyllidis, Tiare Ribeaux, Travess Smalley, Wednesday Kim, Will Pappenheimer, Yidi Tsao and Yoshi Sodeoka. The exhibition is accompanied by essays by Wade Wallerstein and Seth Watter.
“The Internet – Museums are closed. School is cancelled. The world is shut off and we’re stuck indoors. All the bread has been sold and Twitter has lost its mind. Fox News is killing off its own demographic. While everything is cancelled, why not have a show?” - Silicon Valet.
Top image: it was all a dream that wasn’t a dream (video still/detail) by Carla Gannis. GIF by Molly Soda.