Art Dirt: How To (Not) Get Kicked Off of Instagram

by Glasstire May 5, 2019
fruit art by Stephanie Sarley on Instagram

Image: Stephanie Sarley/Instagram

In our latest Art Dirt podcast, Brandon Zech and Christina Rees start out talking about artists who have been kicked off of Instagram, but quickly devolve into how social media platforms can be useful and problematic ways of engaging with the art world.

“I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone saying that no moderation whatsoever is the solution to this problem…I don’t know why our darkest impulses have to be out there for everyone to see anyway.” 

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Phillip Kremer Has Been Kicked Off Instagram: Was it over Trump?
Rainey Knudson’s Farewell Lecture
Artists: Feel Free to Get Off of Instagram in 2019
Warning, Erasure, and Christie Blizard’s Instagram


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John May 6, 2019 - 11:27

Great conversation. As much as we’re warned to think twice about content we put on the internet (“it will last forever!”), the digital is not necessarily permanent. Don’t keep all your stuff (or your hopes and dreams) “in one basket.”

Rainey Knudson May 10, 2019 - 08:07

Related, a nice little essay about fruit-as-sex (including grapefruits):

“If a man orders champagne for the two of you, it’s just an indication of a celebration. If it’s champagne and strawberries, it’s almost certainly not platonic.”


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