ON/OFF is a series of discussions produced and chaired by online-based collective TabloidArtHistory at Stills: Centre for Photography, Edinburgh. Over the course of three weeks, TabloidArtHistory will receive various internet-based art producers, critics and writers, and explore with them the specificity of their practices, online and offline. ON / OFF seeks to map-out the changes and evolution of the art discourse in the digital era, in conversations entirely led by producers whose work is at the centre of these changes.
2.11.18/// The White Pube, Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad speak to TabloidArtHistory about art criticism in the digital age, and online art spaces
The White Pube is the collaborative practise of artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad, under which they write art reviews and essays, as well as produce and curate events and exhibitions. Since 2016, TWP has been posting one review a week, visiting shows around the UK, offer a monthly residency to emerging artists online on their website, and host an online library. Since then, they have extended their practice to art theory, with essays, podcasts episode and youtube videos addressing various aspect of their work, as well as a wide range of topics, from mental health to Love Island. In 2017-2018, they were curators in residence at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, and have spoken at internationally renowned art institutions including the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, the Tate Modern in London, and Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island USA. TWP has gathered international recognition, and was featured in The Guardian, SSENSE, Gal-Dem, and E-Flux, as well as being 44th on the 2018 Dazed 100. Although TWP is based solely online at thewhitepube.co.uk, Muhammad and de la Puente live and work between London and Liverpool.
TabloidArtHistory is a social media platform and art journal run collectively by Chloe Esslemont, Elise Bell and Mayanne Soret. Created on Twitter in 2016, and extended to Instagram in January 2018, the platform has gathered over 70K followers cross-platforms since its inception, as well as international press coverage from publications such as Vox, DazedDigital, The Guardian, It’s Nice That or Vanity Fair. Created in 2017, the art and pop culture journal TAH, now in its second volume, brought together creative writing, essays, interviews, and original artworks exploring the intersection of art history and popular culture. Premiered by DazedDigital, TAH VOL.1 has sold to over 250 worldwide, and is still available to read online for free. TabloidArtHistory has also worked with a variety of art and entertainement organisation, creating digital and editorial content for companies such as Sweet (Hearst Media), Polyester Zine, and Art UK.
Image: 'Physical Evidence of Abstract Events' by Bastian Birk Thuesen
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