Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the art blogger council abides

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Blogix panel discussion shown in the photo above. The Blogpix panel, which took place on Saturday, March 7, followed the Thursday opening of the Blogpix show at Denise Bibro's Platform Project Space in New York. Both events were organized by Olympia Lambert, who also Twittered the event .

The panel covered the general topics one might expect from an audience. Why Blog? Who reads your blog? What qualifications do YOU have? etc.

The panel was gracious and very frank about why they write and for whom they write. Ultimately, you write a blog for yourself and your peers. If it strikes a nerve with an audience, it catches on and takes a life of its own. Not so unlike an artwork does when it leaves the studio. Hopefully, the blog facilitates community and insight for an ever shrinking media field of arts coverage.

The larger question for me is how art blogging is to be defined over time and if will it become overly self referential as the political blogosphere has become with its maturity.

Joanne Matera (the moderator) has more details over at her blogspot.

image: Martin Bromirski (

pictured: Hrag Vartanian (; Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof (; Bill Gusky (; and Brent Burket (

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