Full program from Denver Digerati's Friday Flash No.6, presented in downtown Denver in the summer of 2014.
"Download This - Image Anarchism," features approximately 20 artworks curated through a distinct process involving online browsing and direct “downloading” of files for consideration within the program. Hours of artwork were originally amassed in this manner, then later sized-up in relation to one another as well as the “public” context that they needed to be suitable for. The result is an exciting mixture that found Denver Digerati’s vision shaping more broadly, and formally.
The 21st century artist, particularly ones engaged in digital practices or “internet-based” realms, operate in a different context with a constantly evolving set of protocols. According to Brad Troemel in his essay Art after Social Media, ”For the image neoliberal, art is a universal cultural product that should be free to travel wherever the market or museums take it; meaning is created through a work's ability to reach the widest audience and not through any particular location at which it's viewed. “ Troemel goes on further to recognize a new mode of association called image anarchism in which “.....the image anarchist reflects a generational indifference toward intellectual property, regarding it as a bureaucratically regulated construct. This indifference stems from file sharing and extends to de-authored, decontextualized Tumblr posts. Image anarchism is the path that leads art to exist outside the traditional context of art.”