28th November 2019. Platform Imaginaries. On Value and Visibility.
What kinds of value are created through digital platforms for the art market? Are there other meaningful resources available that offer value and visibility to an artist? Platform intermediaries ie. Instagram enable artists to capitalise on their labor, and intellectual assets. Afforded a socio-technical canvas, artists publish artworks for visibility through the cloud of a third-party service in a trade for social data. However, as digital platforms sprouting from Silicon Valley epitomise the precarious neoliberal conditions anchoring and forwarding the free labor market, how does artistic labor depreciate? And what kinds of value underpin artworks when integrated with meritocratic technologies?
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Platform Imaginaries is an Arts & Digital Cultures series initiated by ARIAS and hosted by SPUI25 that aims to empower artists, researchers and designers to formulate platform imaginaries based in technology for and within the city.
|Date:||November 28, 2019|