@Artist: Performing the Digital Self will complicate recent conversations that situate developments in digitally-based artistic practices within the established, object and market-focused Western art historical canon. This project will place a series of artists into broader dialogue with a range of ongoing cultural phenomena—the #blacklivesmatter activist movement, for example, or the use of Instagram by popular comedians such as Amy Schumer or Ali Wong—that inform ever-emerging social understandings of how one might “behave” in the digital space.
Sarah Hromack is a cultural critic whose work broadly addresses the social impact of technology on contemporary artistic practice, artists, and arts organizations. She currently works as a Senior Associate at Project Projects, the interdisciplinary design studio in New York, where she leads a variety of interactive, publishing, and strategic initiatives. Until 2015, she worked as the founding director of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s digital media department, whose strategic plan she authored and implemented over the course of six years. She is a regular contributor to frieze, and has written for Artforum, Art in America, Mousse, Print, and Paper Monument.