For the first time in the history of art, many of our first interactions with the visual world now take place within the infinite scroll of our screens. As artists consider and confront this new way of interacting with the world, on technologies used by the many and made by the few, Eyebeam has invited three artists to imagine new possibilities for our digital future.
Through August 26, we present #EyebeamOffTheGrid, a series of digital commissions made for Instagram, guest curated by JiaJia Fei. Three unique works of art by Ari Melenciano, Josué Rivas, and Chella Man stretch the boundaries of technology, test the limits of the platform, and insist on how art can shift the dynamic of where power lies in our digital society.
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.
Read the last in the Pulitzer Prize-winning series by Alison Killing & Megha Rajagopalan, supported in part by Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism and published in BuzzFeed News. This reporting revealed that there is enough room to detain over 1 million Muslims in the Xinjiang detention camps in China.Read
Eyebeam supported Anna Filipova on her journey to the Norwegian Arctic to document a crucial satellite station providing essential data on the effects of climate change.View
June 2021 Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism piece has won it’s first Pulitzer Prize! Architect Alison Killing received support from Eyebeam to work on a 4-part series with Megha Rajagopalan and Christo Buschek. They utilized satellite images, architectural analysis, and digital reconstruction to expose the cruel reality of the modern-day internment camps of Xinjiang.Read More
Through a restructured version of the program, the organization will largely cede its power to artists themselves.Read