Louis Doulas

Art Writings

Before finding my way to philosophy, I had a short-lived career as an art writer of sorts. That didn’t exactly pay the bills, so I worked various other jobs: first as New York Correspondent for e-flux, then as Associate Editor for SNAP Editions. Before all that though, I was an Editorial Fellow at Rhizome at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. It was my first job as a writer and many of the articles and interviews below were written and conducted on Rhizome’s behalf. Though my art writing days are mostly behind me, I hope to write more about art, in both philosophical and experimental capacities, in the future.

Disclaimer. Most of the material here was written very early on in my career, when I had just begun the transformation from artist to writer (let alone from writer to philosopher). With that in mind…

Highlights

Book Chapters
“On Pleaselike.com and Facebook Bliss.” With Wyatt Niehaus. In Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, edited by Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch, 259–263. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, 2013.

Essays
“Taking it Personally: Comments on Isabelle Graw’s Concept of Painting.” The Brooklyn Rail, July/August, pp. 45–47, 2015.
“What are Casual Essays?” WOW HUH, February 17, 2014.

Interviews
“Dark Machines: Wyatt Niehaus.” Art in America, July 16, 2014.
“In Conversation with KERNEL.” BOMB Magazine, April 3, 2014.
“From the Cooper Barricade to a Gallery Van: Aaron Graham in conversation.” With Sydney Shen. Rhizome.org, January 24, 2014.
“Artist Profile: Bradley Pitts.” Rhizome.org, June 4, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Kganye Lebohang.” Rhizome.org, May 29, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Bunny Rogers.” Rhizome.org, May 15, 2012.
“Art from Outside the Googleplex: An Interview with Andrew Norman Wilson.” Rhizome.org, May 14, 2012.
“Artist Profile: David Kraftsow.” Rhizome.org, May 1, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Sami Ben Larbi.” Rhizome.org, April 25, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Laure Prouvost.” Rhizome.org, April 12, 2012.
“Post-Trolling: A Conversation with Art404.” Rhizome.org, April 9, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Mike Ruiz.” Rhizome.org, March 29, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Jaakko Pallasvuo.”Rhizome.org, March 22, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Jesse Hulcher” Rhizome.org, March 19, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Cliff Evans.” Rhizome.org, March 13, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Mahmoud Khaled.” Rhizome.org, February 22, 2012.
“Artist Profile: Haroon Mirza.” Rhizome.org, February 16, 2012.

Articles
“Notes on Symbolic Action Online and Offline.” With Wyatt Niehaus. In Over the Valley, curated by Lucy Chinen, Exh. cat., Los Angeles: Steve Turner Contemporary, 2013.
“Mapping the Social.” Rhizome.org, April 30, 2012.
“Thoughts on Symbolic Action Online and Offline.” Junk Jet, December 13, 2012.
“Likes and Notes in Glances.” Binary Trash, June 22, 2012.
“The Diacritics of Glitchr.” Rhizome.org, March 29, 2012.
“Millennium Magazines at MoMA.” Rhizome.org, March 6, 2012.
“The Whitney Artport.” Rhizome.org, February 7, 2012.
“Jim Punk: exq=.s.te=n.c&de/s.” Rhizome.org, January 30, 2012.

Public Lectures & Panels
“New Formats in Design Criticism.” Panel discussion for Designing the Critical at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2014.
“Publishing Platforms.” Lecture for the Jackalope Art Conference at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2012.
“Curating Internet Art.” With Theodore Darst. Lecture for Upgrade! Chicago at the Nightingale Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2011.

Projects
Pool
Pool, or pooool.info, was a research project I founded in 2011 that explored the relationship between contemporary art and the internet. The project culminated in an online platform and PDF publication spanning eight issues, with over forty published articles from contributors worldwide. The project came to a close in 2012.

Issues
2011: June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012: May