The Art of the #Selfie

At the University of Queensland Art Museum, the latest incarnation of the National Artists Self-Portrait Prize: remix.post.connect is now underway. It begs the question,  the internet is “the portrait gallery of the 21st century” why do we need artists?

Read my full post for Guardian Australia.

 

Victoria Reichelt, 1981, 18 x 18cm (1 of 2 parts), 2013, oil on linen (Courtesy of Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne & Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane)
Victoria Reichelt, 1981, 18 x 18cm (1 of 2 parts), 2013, oil on linen (Courtesy of Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne & Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane)

To Pin & grin or copy right?

If you’re into social media you’re probably already heard about the new platform called ‘Pinterest’. ‘Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web’. But there’s a proviso …and it’s called copyright.

Read my article about Pinterest, art, artists and copyright (and Italian Vanity Fair!) at The Art Life.

Italian 'Vanity Fair' cover with Victoria Reichelt's 'Self Portrait' oil on linen

[Image courtesy of the artist].

‘How tweet it is…’

Last week a friend asked me who were the most interesting people in Australian art to follow on twitter. While attempting to make a list from those I’m following, I realised Peerindex could do all the work for me. It also ranks tweeters according to their social ‘influence’.

I’ve now made my Top 200+ ‘Australia: Visual Arts’ peerindex list public so anyone can view it.

If I’ve missed you let me know (@followolff) and I’ll add you to the group.

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