December 9, 2016
#exstrange, the curatorial project being created by Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak and curator Marialaura Ghidini, has just been accepted for Project Anywhere’s 2017 program. Project Anywhere is a competitive, double blind peer reviewed international hosting site for artist projects undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits. Project Anywhere is dedicated to the evaluation and dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity.
In addition to being hosted on the Project Anywhere website beginning in February 2017, #exstrange will be presented within the “peer reviewed presentations” at the Project Anywhere conference in NYC in November 2018 and will be included in their third biennial publication Anywhere v3 in 2019.
#exstrange is an interventionist curatorial project that encourages artists, designers and cultural critics to see the online commerce site eBay as an environment of interaction. The exhibition, which launches on January 15, 2017, will transform eBay into a site of artistic production and cultural exchange by inviting artists and designers to post auctions as artworks. Over the course of several months, participants will transform the online marketplace into a site for the exchange of ideas and critique.
Marialaura Ghidini is the founder of or-bits.com, a web-based curatorial platform, and a curator and writer at the Center for Experimental Media and Art, Bangalore, India, and a faculty member at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak is an artist and writer whose research explores the language of commerce, labor, and identity.