Friends and Friends of Friends Schlossmuseum Linz
ARTISTS’ COMMUNITIES IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The exhibition Friends and Friends of Friends illustrates the potentials of a globally networked world by spotlighting a community of young artists who intervene in artistic and social debates both online and offline. The artist Oli Epp worked with the British writer and curator Aindrea Emelife to select the nineteen participants, whose works take explicit or implicit stances on contemporary debates around Black Lives Matter, network feminism, gender identity, and internet culture. With Gina Beavers, Daniel Boccato, Shawanda Corbett, Nick Doyle, Oli Epp, Al Freeman, Dominique Fung, Roxanne Jackson, Cheyenne Julien, Austin Lee, Dale Lewis, Brandon Lipchik, Rene Matić, Jebila Okongwu, Harrison Pearce, Peter Schuyff, Devan Shimoyama, Sarah Slappey, Ben Spiers.
The book presents extensive documentation of the exhibition at Schlossmuseum Linz, complemented by an essay by Alice Bucknell. The curator Inga Kleinknecht contributed an interview with Aindrea Emelife and Oli Epp.