January 27, 2020
Stamps Professor Rebekah Modrak’s work #exstrange was featured in ANYWHERE iii, a book featuring contributions from artists participating in Anywhere and Elsewhere: Art at The Outermost Limits of Location-Specificity. The book, edited by Sean Lowry (Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne) and Simone Douglas (Professor, Parsons, The New School) explores a broad range of questions associated with presenting, experiencing, discussing and evaluating art located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time.
#exstrange was a live exhibition project that used the online marketplace eBay as a site of curatorial operation, artistic production and cultural exchange. 100 artists, designers, collectives, and curators created 102 artworks-as-auctions during the three-month long interactive project that allowed browsers to comment and bid on artworks, and which led to continued collaborations between artists and “buyers.” Professor Modrak created #exstrange with curator Marialaura Ghidini, faculty in Experimental Media Arts at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India.
ANYWHERE iii was published by Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne; School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY; and Project Anywhere.
Other artists/artworks featured in the book include Benjamin Matthews’ New Hypothetical Continents, Ana Mendes’ On Drawing, Jacob Olmedo’s And The World Will Be As One, Macushla Robinson’s In the Wake of Museul Whiteness, and Ryota Sato’s Matsushima Bunko Museum.