Twitter has long been the go-to app for journalists, political-types, and comedians, but did you know that there’s also a plethora of content on there for artists, art-lovers, and curators? The platform was launched in 2006 and has grown from 20,000 tweets per day to at least 500 million. There are 396.5 million users, of whom 206 million log in each and every day. It’s no wonder that there’s some art-world treasures hidden away in there.
With so many accounts, it can be hard to curate your feed to ensure that you’re getting the best access to interesting and enriching cultural content. And no, we don’t want to follow any more accounts that go on and on and on about NFTs. We just don’t.
Here are 10 accounts we recommend you follow to get your daily-dose of arty articles, exhibition recommendations, and opinions:
Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz)
Jerry Saltz is an infamous art critic with an opinion on pretty much everything going on in the world of culture. Whether it’s commentary on what it means to be an artist, politics, or breaking current news, following Saltz is a wild ride.
The White Pube (@thewhitepube)
The White Pube – a collaboration between Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad – is the place to follow for down-to-earth reviews that cut through the art world BS.
Ferren Gipson (@ferrengipson)
Art historian and author Ferren Gipson shares recommendations, relatable content about writing and research, and fascinating retweets on her account and we can’t wait to get our hands on her new book, ‘Women’s Work’.
Kenny Schachter (@kennyschac)
Kenny Schachter is a critic, curator, and dealer with a biting take on everything that goes on in the art world. A lot of his tweets are about NFTs, so consider this your warning.
“Art Critic Futurist” Hrag Vartanian is the EIC and co-founder of Hyperallergic sharing powerful cultural commentary on his Twitter profile “because art doesn’t exist in a vacuum”.
Eddy Frankel (@eddyfrankel)
Eddy Frankel is the Visual Art Editor of Time Out and founder of OOF Magazine who shares his reviews on his feed. Frankel hits the perfect balance between humour and earnestness.
Cem A. aka @freeze_magazine (@cem___a)
On Twitter, Cem A – the brains behind the popular Instagram account Freeze Magazine – shares the must-read articles as well as top-tier art-world memes.
Louise Benson (@benson_louise)
If you want to keep up to date with brilliant art-world articles, and expand your awareness of different artists, artworks, and art world issues, Louise Benson (the Deputy Editor of Elephant Magazine) is a must-follow.
Tabish Khan (@LondonArtCritic)
Tabish Khan is the Visual Arts Editor for Londonist and columnist for FAD Magazine, and his Twitter page is the ideal place for keeping up to date with his must-see recommendations and ‘What’s Wrong with Art’ commentary.
Author: Verity Babbs