Temporary Highs – Thursday, October 13

Posted by | Amy Beste | Posted on | October 7, 2016

Still from True Life: I'm a Selfie - (Fake True's Negativity Remix) (Petra Cortright, 2013). Image courtesy of the artist.

Still from True Life: I’m a Selfie – (Fake True’s Negativity Remix) (Petra Cortright, 2013). Image courtesy of the artist.

Temporary Highs is an ongoing research project and series of linked exhibitions by curator Lindsay Howard that explores how the structure of the internet enables reward-seeking behavior in a compulsive cycle of sharing and consumption. It focuses on artworks that operate in a space where immediate gratification is paramount and multitasking has become a requisite social behavior. Featuring works by Pascual Sisto, Addie Wagenknecht, Petra Cortright, Hannah Perry, among others, this screening examines the pleasure and anxiety around these experiences as well as the constant search for validation, understanding, and connection.

Curator Lindsay Howard in person

2013-16, multiple artists, multiple countries, multiple formats, ca 60 min + discussion

Lindsay Howard is an independent curator specializing in how the internet is shaping art and culture. She curated the first and second digital art auctions at Phillips Auction House in New York and London, respectively, which were called an “art breakthrough” by WIRED magazine. She founded the exhibition program at 319 Scholes and served as a Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam, a leading art and technology center in the United States. For the past year and a half, she worked as the Curatorial Director at NewHive, where she lead community engagement projects and commissioned more than 30 new online artworks. She has lectured at Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, and SAIC.


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