Phillips and Tumblr are excited to announce PADDLES ON! An Auction Celebrating Digital Art on October 10, 2013. Online bidding begins Today - October 1 at noon on Paddle8! Register to bid!
PADDLES ON! is a groundbreaking exhibition and auction bringing together artists who are using digital technologies to establish the next generation of contemporary art. In recognition of the increasing presence and viability of this work in the contemporary art marketplace, Phillips and Tumblr have partnered with curator Lindsay Howard to present Phillips’s first auction dedicated solely to digital art.
The exhibition and auction will present the work of eighteen artists who are exploring digital technologies as both a tool and a medium. The selected artists are: Silvia Bianchi + Ricardo Juárez, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Joe Hamilton, Ilja Karilampi, Brenna Murphy, Aude Pariset, Sabrina Ratté, Casey Reas, Rafaël Rozendaal, Nicolas Sassoon, Molly Soda, Kate Steciw, Mark Tribe, Clement Valla, Addie Wagenknecht, and Jamie Zigelbaum. The exhibition will be open at Phillips October 5-12th, 2013.
Artists will receive 80% of the sale profits. The remaining proceeds will be donated to Rhizome, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting new media and digital art since 1996.
Event Schedule for 10/10/2013:
6pm - 7pm Registration + Paddle Pick-Up
7pm - 8pm Panel Discussion: ‘Collecting Contemporary Art Means Collecting Digital Art’
8:30pm - 9pm ‘Paddles On!’ Live Auction
9pm - 11pm Reception + Anamanaguchi DJ Set