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Alicia Eler

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Alicia Eler is the author of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture. She is the visual art critic/arts reporter at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Her cultural criticism and reporting are published in the Guardian, GLAMOUR, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, CNN, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Aperture, MAXIM, Art21 Magazine, and Artforum. Her work is quoted in New York Times, New Yorker, The Atlantic, Le Monde, Perez Hilton, BuzzFeed and Gawker (RIP). Eler is cited as a selfie expert in WIRED Magazine, BBC, Washington Postand New York Magazine. Alicia grew up in Skokie, Illinois, just north of Chicago, and received a BA in Art History from Oberlin College.

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Is Instagram Ruining the Experience of Art?

Some say that Instagramming art actually ruins the art experience, I argue that social media and selfie culture add another layer to the experience of the art which is radically different from how art was experienced before the rise of social media.
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A History of Hysteria in Art, Film, and Literature

A look at the history of hysteria in the Western psyche, in relation to "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser."
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Infinite Return: Jenny Yurshansky Traces Her Soviet Jewish Roots

Jenny Yurshansky's parents are Soviet Jewish refugees who settled in L.A. The artist will be making a trip to Moldova to explore her heritage.
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Mirabelle Jones Fights For Women's Rights One Catcall at a Time

Los Angeles-based artist Mirabelle Jones seeks to create dialogue about violence through her engaging performances.
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Beyond Pranks: Marc Horowitz's Mischievous Social Practice

Marc Horowitz isn't a comedian, but humor is an underlying theme in his wide ranging art. The artist has been conducting public experiments for more than 15 years, and has always been active on the Internet, chronicling his exploits on YouTube.
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Petra Cortright: Post-Internet Art in the Social Media Age

Petra Cortright was raised in Santa Barbara, but she grew up on the Internet. The artist's work is often typified as "post-Internet art" -- art that uses the Web as its medium, source, context and place where it is performed, all at once.
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Dreaming of the Real: Observing Artist Scott Marvel Cassidy

Scott Marvel Cassidy takes the real, creates a replica of it, and then paints that. In the process, the real becomes fake becomes representation becomes an object in the artist's imagination.
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Matt Siegle: Mining the San Gabriel Mountains' Golden Past

For project "Eddie's Gulch," artist Matt Siegle investigates groups who traveled westward to California during the 19th century gold rush.
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Invasive Species: Jenny Yurshansky Plants Her Stake

In her new exhibition, Jenny Yurshanksy examines the concept of "native" versus "invasive" plant species, considering connections to multiculturalism and border cultures.
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Zoe Crosher's Fantasy Manifests Destiny

For the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, artists create billboards along Interstate I-10 that address the history and mythology of territorial expansion from east to west.
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