Instagram can be a dangerous minefield for artists

From soul-killing comparison to feelings of inadequacy, the downsides of Instagram clash with the numerous career benefits and opportunities for community building it also offers. With testimony from artists themselves, Marco unpacks the realities of being an artist on Instagram today.

An Astronomer Without Stars: An Art Critic Takes the Measure of Those We’ve Lost

Along with more than 1.77 million lives (and counting), COVID-19 has taken the lives of some of the world’s greatest cultural figures. How will these larger-than-life characters be remembered? Christian considers the deaths of Egyptian actress Ragaa el-Gedawy, Italian curator and critic Germano Celant, Russian art historian Irina Antonova, American artist and art historian David Driskell and Chilean art critic and teacher Guillermo Machuca.

Floating through gardens: WADS and its states of potentiality

Evagoria (Eria) visited the digital garden of WADS - a virtual exhibition part of Ars Electronica's Kepler's Gardens featuring 21 Cypriot-based artists. She examines the exhibition as a prototype and testing ground for new sensory experiments as well as discussing ways to improve Cypriot cultural policy.

A snail’s pace as paradigm: Eduardo Navarro’s “Breathspace” at Gasworks

A visit to Eduardo Navarro’s Gasworks exhibition raises Claudia’s awareness of the unsustainable pace regulating art workers, the responsibility of institutions and COVID-19’s unforeseen ally-ship.

Technology and the Body at the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show

How does our physicality affect our experience of art? Natasia examines the crossovers between art, technology, and the body at the Goldsmiths MFA degree show, and uncovers some surprises.

Notes on physical degree shows, exhibitions and carrot smells.

José visits the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, one of the only degree shows this year to take place in real life due to the pandemic. As a 2020 graduating RCA student unable to have a physical degree show himself, he unpacks the need and importance of physical exhibitions.

Death as Alternative in Alice Morey’s work

Sonja explores capitalism’s defiance to death and its relation to artistic production. Her text looks for ways to redefine the current system of values driving artistic production and looks to Alice Morey’s work as a framework that an alternative paradigm might take.

The Botanical Mind Online

A deep dive into the botanical mind. Natasia explores patterns in nature, indigenous sovereignty, and the role of arts institutions in conversations about climate change.

And oh those eyes that were data-saturated (D-S)

A fortnight digital conversation initiated by Chloe Stavrou with participating artists of D-S: Leontios Toumpouris, Alexandros Pissourios, Theodoulos Polyviou and Korallia Stergides.

A warm welcome from the team

Welcome to Super Effective! We’re really happy to have you here with us. It’s been a long ride for us to get to this point and this is only the beginning of our journey together. As a team, we have a much larger vision for the future of Super Effective.