Art Bloggers @ [an organization started by Joanne Mattera and Sharon Butler]…has been invited to organize a panel discussion at Art Miami in December. We’re calling the panel “Beyond Basic Blogging: Carving Our Niche in the Blogosphere,” and we hope to discuss developments in art blogging from the past year.
Here’s the event description:
Call it journalistic physics: With conventional print media in decline, art blogging has filled an unexpected niche. Armed with free or low-cost web hosting and a raft of photographs and videos from tiny cameras (sometimes even cell phones), art bloggers are posting reviews, reports, interviews, opinions, advice, links, and Tweets. No, we’re not The New York Times. And that’s precisely our power. In an art world chronically short on coverage, we’re covering events—often from an artist’s perspective—with a democratic and regional take on who, what and where. The best of the art bloggers have carved out identities with defined points of view, good writing, and you-are-there pictures.
The five panelists are:
- Sharon Butler (Two Coats of Paint),
- Thomas Hollingworth (Artlurker),
- Paddy Johnson (Art Fag City),
- Carolina A. Miranda (C-Monster.net), and
- Hrag Vartanian (Hragvartanian. com & the soon-to-be-launched, Hyperallergic.com).
Joanne Mattera (Joanne Mattera Art Blog ) will moderate.
I hope we’ll be able to take the discussion past the run of the mill questions that often plague most blogger panels, such as “how long do you blog a day.” Knowing Joanne & Sharon–and the intellectual might they possess–I have a feeling that won’t be a problem.
Also, I should mention that I’ve ended my personal prohibition against covering Art Fairs–for now, anyway–and I will be covering the Miami fairs for the Art21 blog, where I’m a staff blogger.
The photo above is something I snapped from the Art Bloggers @ panel at the Red Dot art fair last year.