Between paper and the internet, reversing the usual roles of the two media: an online show commissioned by NERO and presented here through its press release

An Online Exhibition Curated by Hanne Mugaas

Opening at http://www.neromagazine.It/aoeoroe
November 18, 2013 - January 18, 2014

Cat Videos 1999 – 2002 by Frances Stark
In Frances Stark’s Cat Videos 1999 – 2002, the artist’s cats are featured playing and lounging in her apartment. The videos are the result of Stark being inspired by the visual pleasure of watching her cats and the way their movement changed her perception of her domestic surroundings. By utilizing the soundtrack of one diegetic song per video, the life of the domestic cat – which usually involves no plans or action – is framed, and then elevated to a work of art. The videos, produced pre-Youtube in 1999-2002, predict our current extensive consumption and emotional responses to online cat videos, and unintentionally explore the rise of rapid attention span as a response to current technologies. 

Remoji by Tara Sinn
Titled Remoji, the work is an interactive burst of emojis that will take over your browser as you move your cursor over it. After a few seconds, the emojis disappear and you can start anew.

30 Going On 13 by Micaela Durand
Dear Sally,
OK, you’re not gonna believe this but SUMMER CAN LAST FOREVER.
Nothing else will last.
Except the songs that Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato sing.
Battling very public personal issues on Twitter.
Even in federal women’s prison they talk about Taylor Swift.
Apparently here in New York we all get a second chance.
Joey & Dawson to Joey & Pacey to Joey & Dawson to Joey & Pacey.
Moving on to the next thing. Sketchy relationships. Chuck. Blair.
Everyone wants to be your bad girl. From Laguna Beach to The Hills to The City. Sex and the City.
Nobody wants a Charlotte. But I’m a good girl and I know it. Drake.
Whenever you’re ready Feel the rain on your skin.
No one else can feel it 4 u Nobody loves no one.
Growing up. I’m wasted.
Let the future pass but don’t let go of 13, Thirty.

La Grande Bouffe by White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel curates a playful video and website series to go with their latest issue, La Grande Bouffe. The issue is set to launch at Phillip Johnson’s Glass House on October 13, 2013. Video contributors include Korakrit Arunanondchai, Davide Balula, Daphne Fitzpatrick, and Jonathan William Turner of Yemenwed. La Grande Bouffe is based on the seminal 1973 film directed by Marco Ferreri, in which food is “the last hope hidden in the despair of living.” Artists responded with loose interpretations that engaged with the rigor and discipline of pushing boundaries.

Opening on November 10: Kunsthall Stavanger and Performa Present: Practicing Haydn by Lina Viste Grønli, Peter Child, and Elaine Chews
Practicing Haydn (Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 finale) will be Performa’s first intercontinental work, simultaneously performed at both the Performa Hub and at the grand opening of Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway. Led by artist Lina Viste Grønli and her collaborators Elaine Chew, a concert pianist and digital media professor, and Peter Child, a composer and professor of music at MIT, Practicing Haydn is a new piece for solo piano that refracts the last movement of a sonata by one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period, Joseph Haydn. A practice session by Chew has been transformed into a performable score – including all the repetitions, errors, halts, and interruptions – within the deft hands of Child. The score of Practicing Haydn will be revealed on the Kunsthall Stavanger’s website.

Hanne Mugaas (1980) is the director and curator of Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway. She has worked as a curatorial associate at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and is the founder of Art Since the Summer of ‘69, previously the world’s smallest gallery, located on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and currently a mobile project.