As the internet works to make many facets of our culture more accessible, the art world is also evolving. It's exciting to see projects that explore the ways artists can directly reach their audiences. Launched by Portland-based artist and writer Krystal South in September of 2014, Exhibition Kickstarter was noteworthy for the way it brought artists and collectors together in a digital space, while simultaneously producing an IRL exhibition of internet-born goods. For Art and Photo month, we chatted with South about the problems with the old-school art world, her experience making the digital real, and—bonus!—got a few good tips for running a great project.Read more
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Public art is amazingly simple as a concept: art that you can interact with. Art that isn't relegated to art-specific spaces or put behind closed doors. Art that exists for the joy of anyone who happens to stumble upon it. We're so constantly impressed by the diversity of public art projects on Kickstarter that we've devoted a subcategory to it.
Here are some great public art projects that are live right now.
Every March, sports fans gather to watch their favorite teams face off on the court. In the spirit of competition we've decided to join in, and pit some live Kickstarter projects against non-Kickstarter alternatives.Read more