Earlier this year, REALM RECOGNIZE REALM won Rhizome and Tumblr’s first ever Internet Art Grant, a “commissioning award for the creation of new Internet artworks from the Tumblr community.” The jury included New Museum director and curator of the 2012 Venice Biennale Massimiliano Gioni, artist Jon Rafman, and performance artist Laurie Anderson. Thanks to them, we’re partially funded but need to cover the rest of production costs! 

New York Art Department is pleased to present its first curated Kickstarter project:

Extreme Animals’ Realm Recognize Realm Tour!
An IRL tour of Internet Artists and Super Users coming to six cities this October!!


#REALMRECOGNIZEREALM is the first ever tour featuring exclusively Internet artists, Super Users, and social media virtuosos. Like you, we’re obsessed and inspired by extremely active Internet identities.

This October, we’re embarking on a 6-day, all-ages tour of the East Coast with performances by seven Internet artists/personalities in nontraditional, DIY spaces. We’re breaking down the 5th wall: the laptop.

The REALM RECOGNIZE REALM artists compulsively harness the power of The Net to create an engaging, captivating personal self-image/brand that is both critical and celebratory of social media, web 2.0, and 21st century consumerism.


CURATORS: Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman of EXTREME ANIMALS 

Realm Recognize Realm: http://kck.st/15qFbOm