Stephanie Corleto

by stephaniecorleto

Hi Everyone!

Not sure how to start this, but I guess my interest in DIY began when discovered feminism, vegan-ism, and started to idolize Kathleen Hannah during my  freshman year of high school (I was about  10 years too late to the Riot Grrl party).  I worked with A.I.R. Gallery throughout college. Currently I am writer, recently for the Neuburger Museum and Colour & Trends.

On a tangent, here is a funny stop motion I did with Le Tigre’s “My My Metrocard.”

During college I studied Art History and Women’s Studies. My thesis was a feminist critique of contemporary craft theory, and an exploration of these techniques used by those self-identified as artisans and conceptual artists. Currently, my interest still lies in art production, but how digital art that defies the traditional ideas of value determined by the museum and art market. For these institutions value comes from ownership and authenticity. But digital production often defies these principles. How can something that exist on the internet really be owned, pieces that exist solely on the internet that can be re-mixed.  How will these new cultural artifacts be incorporated into future art history? After doing some research, came to notice that museums such as the Walker Art Center and Whitney Museum of American Art at one point had active projects for experimental digital art, but now are not update [just looked at Whitney’s website, it  does include exhibitions from 2011…but there is a large gap in time between updates and no direct link on the museum’s website]. What are the effects of the short lives of these programs? If there is no longevity, how can we be assured this part of cultural history will be around for future generations? I want to explore these questions in relation to DIY culture. I have a hard time clearly verbalizing the connections between these ideas and DIY, but I know it is there and hope to be able to come up with something a little more eloquent by semester’s end!

Some interesting reading on the subject:

Marisa Olson, “Lost Not Found: The Circulation of Images in Digital Visual Culture” (chapter), Words Without Pictures, LA County Museum of Art, 2009

Law vs. Art Criticism: Judging Appropriation Art” by Cat Weaver.

How Do You Sell an Animated Gif?” by Hrag Vartanian (the comment’s section is pretty interesting)

One Comment to “Stephanie Corleto”

  1. Love the video! (esp. the Pabst at the beginning… haha)

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