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About Art Selectronic

Art Selectronic is an artist-led initiative, that supports grass-roots contemporary art that remains unswayed by fashion, trends or the whims of government funding. The project involves ongoing research into the placing of contemporary art, it’s audiences and it’s relationship to the everyday. We place great emphasis on context. Our mission is to support new works of contemporary art and foster an audience from a wide range of backgrounds.

Sacred Geometry Taught in a Donald Duck Cartoon

Donald Duck gets taught about Pythagoras, sacred geometry, and the fibonacci sequence! Who would have thought that something like this Disney cartoon from 1959 even existed? For centuries a belief in the geometric underpinnings of the cosmos persisted among artists, musicians … Continue reading

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What Is Freedom Of Speech? A Genuinely Illuminating Exchange

Freedom of speech is the right to say whatever you like about whatever you like, whenever you like, right? Wrong. Freedom of speech and the right to freedom of expression applies to ideas of all kinds including those that may be deeply … Continue reading

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Babel – Light Installation by Tom Estes at The Shell Centre, London

Babel, Light installation by Tom Estes at The Shell Centre, London.  Art is a very broad term and possibly one of its best virtues is its lack of precision, which means that it can mean basically anything. A lot of … Continue reading

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Should We Be Worried? Artist Tom Estes On Net Neutrality

  Chosen by high profile judges from over 900 entries from around the globe, The AVBIV Selected Artists for 2017 at La Biennale di Venezia include Tom Estes’ Live Art Performance: The Anomaly Tom Estes‘ Live Art performance, The Anomaly, … Continue reading

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The Cryogenics Lab That Doesn’t See Death As The End Of Life

Artist Marc Qinn’s work ‘Self’, a sculpture of his head made of his own frozen blood  One Michigan cryogenics lab is promising people the chance at a longer life that extends even after they die. Though the practice is more fiction than … Continue reading

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Caravaggio: The Rebellious, Hot-Tempered Punk Of Art History

 The paintings of Caravaggio combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, and they had a formative influence on Baroque painting. The expression on Isaac’s face says it all: he is scared to … Continue reading

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We The Explorers: Tom Estes And His Art on NASA’s OSIRIS Spacecraft

   As part of NASA’s We The Explorers, the work ‘Blitz’ by Artist Tom Estes is on board a small spacecraft known as OSIRIS-REx, which is using gravity’s pull to help propel it to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu.  The mission OSIRIS-REx, … Continue reading

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