A LOVE LETTER TO INTERNET ART

The internet is a most gorgeous tool for the suburban art enthusiast. It is, in its scope, the liberation of the artistic narrative from the exclusivity of galleries and museums, putting power not in the hands of the curators, patrons, and donors, but in the everyman equipped with Google images and Instagram. For the first time in human history, art is free. Art is accessible. Art is shareable.

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#MGC: PENNY MACK

Meet Penny—one of the coolest 17-year-olds on the east coast. She began her work in fashion and culture journalism editing and writing for Things Mag, a Boston-based indie mag “dedicated to giving underrepresented East Coast artists a space to thrive.” Now, she’s a junior in high school and a co editor-in-chief of her own publication, Nether Magazine, a fashion magazine run by teens, for teens that “aims to take back fashion from top-tier corporate magazines” and embodies “the rebellious spirit of those underage, underground, and underestimated.”

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NALINI MALANI: IN SEARCH OF VANISHED BLOOD

This past Friday, Chaia and I got to experience a new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston called “In Search of Vanished Blood” by Indian installation artist Nalini Malani. The piece allowed us to be a part of the art; the installation was not complete until we were in it. Malani’s work moved the both of us so much that we decided to share some of the visuals and our own words below.

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NOSTALGIA: THE STRANGEST THING

Unless you have been trapped in the Upside Down for the past month, you have heard about The Duffer Brothers’ new series Stranger Things. Set in the early 1980s, the Netflix original follows the story of a mother trying to find her missing son, everything his spit-sworn best friends turned brothers will do to save him, a Sinéad O’Connor-channeling, waffle loving, telepathic runaway, and a government conspiracy with a little classic John Hughes teenage love triangle thrown in for good measure.

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#MGC: AIVA REDFLOWER

Meet AIVA, an empress of the electro-ethereal based in DC. From singer to visual artist to spiritual healer, her talents are as multi-layered as the mystical new age project she has fashioned. After being discovered on MySpace and signed to a label in London, AIVA has now taken control of her visionary projects by producing AIVA AFTER, a multimedia experience that is an ode to her unique and creative expressions fully connecting you to your bliss body. As our #moderngirlcrush of the week, we asked to peek inside her creative process, her experiences working with a label based in London and what it means to be an independent artist of the new age.

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