Do It For The ’Gram
By HG Masters
As social media is increasingly used for targeted advertising and propagating reactionary political messages, is there a way for artists to push back against these twin currents? And what is the potential of social media platforms for artists engaged with political and social issues? Those are the questions and concerns Artspace Sydney is exploring in 2018 with its year-long “52 Artists 52 Actions” project, for which the art organization is inviting artists and collectives from 33 countries to highlight issues important to them by staging unique actions in, or about, specific locations across the Asia-Pacific region.