Support Rhizome, Get Some Emerging Art From the Place That Discovers Great Artists

01/02/2013 5:03 PM |

Installation 2012-2555, by emerging artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, who was profiled in Rhizome this year
  • Installation “2012-2555″, by emerging artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, who was profiled in Rhizome this year

New media artists live on the edge. Like the Fluxus performance artists or the Vienna Actionists before them, their work is pretty much unsellable. Did you know that in 1975, Fluxus founder George Maciunas broke four ribs and went blind in one eye after being beaten up for not paying his electric bills? Don’t let it happen again.

Rhizome supports the new media community, and Rhizome needs all the donations it can get before its fundraising window closes in eleven days. Since starting in the late nineties as a net art mailing list, the organization has evolved into a publication, a jobs board, a resource for commissions, and an events host, and it’s still one of the few reliable press outlets for new media art. (If you want to see what that community looks like now, just check out the tumblr they started last summer). Your donation will go toward finding the next Seth Price, the next Ryan Trecartin, the next Cory Arcangel, or the next JODI.

To sweeten the deal, they’re giving some hand-picked art in return. For fifty dollars, you can get a tote bag (A TOTE BAG), an ebook of broken Kindle screens by Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso, and a full year Rhizome membership— which is a pretty great deal, considering a Rhizome membership alone costs $25. Personally, I need.to.have this knit glitch blanket by Phillip Sterns. But it doesn’t come free.

$30 gets you a year membership AND 56+10 Broken Kindle Screens (2012) by Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso
  • $30 gets you a year membership AND “56+10 Broken Kindle Screens” (2012) by Sebastian Schmieg and Silvio Lorusso

$50 gets you this limited edition tote bag featuring an image by ReCode Project PLUS the eBook AND the one year Rhizome membership
  • $50 gets you this limited edition tote bag featuring an image by ReCode Project PLUS the eBook AND the one year Rhizome membership

$125 gets you this limited edition print of Tabor Robaks Rocks (mirrored) (2012) plus the tote bag, PLUS the eBook AND one full year of membership.
  • $125 gets you this limited edition print of Tabor Robak’s “Rocks” (mirrored) (2012) plus the tote bag, PLUS the eBook AND one full year of membership.

For $500, you receive a cozy, limited edition Knit Glitch Blanket (2012) by Phillip Stearns, PLUS the tote bag, PLUS the eBook, AND one full year of Rhizome membership.
  • For $500, you receive a cozy, limited edition “Knit Glitch Blanket” (2012) by Phillip Stearns, PLUS the tote bag, PLUS the eBook, AND one full year of Rhizome membership.