Who: Carolina A. Miranda, blogger for C-MONSTER
Why: She’s smart, she’s funny, and she manages to take the piss out of art world pomp-and-circumstance while maintaining her enthusiasm for art and artists.
Who: Lindsay Pollock, arts market journalist who reports for Bloomberg, The Art Newspaper, and others.
Why: She’s got the inside track not just on the art market, but the media covering the market. Her recent live-Tweet of the Ai Weiwei panel at the Paley Center on digital activism is topical and dishy.
Who: Paddy Johnson, founder and writer of Art Fag City
Why: Johnson’s an instigator, which makes for entertaining reading. Snark aside, she’s ever-present and well informed, mixing in art reviews from her blog and The L magazine with gossipy asides and up-to-the-minute reporting.
Who: Tyler Green, writer/critic on Modern Art Notes
Why: Green, based in DC, manages to be almost omniscient in the sphere of art media, mired in everything from reporting on endangered land art to scrapping with Jerry Saltz to creating a bracket for The Greatest Living American Abstract Painter.
Who: Robin Cembalest, executive editor at ARTNews
Why: ARTNews is the most widely-circulated print publication on the topic of art, and Cembalest’s Tweets are a good indicator of where the magazine’s interests lie.
Why: Live updates from museum exhibitions: maybe not so fun for Museum Nerd, but plenty informative for us. This Twitter also has a fairly wide scope, embracing not just fine arts museums but arts advocacy and education.
Who: Lethe Bashar, editor of Escape into Life online journal
Why: Bashar incorporates poetry, essays, and video into the publication’s visually compelling portfolios. For the most part, Bashar keeps his Twitter feed simple and to the point, with a host of links to featured artists.
Who: Julia Kaganskiy, art and social media Bright Young Thing who organizes the Arts, Culture & Technology meetup.
Why: Well, (a) art and (b) social media. She’s young, connected, and excited about spreading the good word. Though she’s currently a MoMA intern, we haven’t read too much dirt, but here’s hoping for a surreptitiously Tweeted Marina Abramovic encounter.
Who: Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York mag
Why: Because everyone in art follows him, even though he’s only Tweeted twice at current tally. We hope he’ll embrace the Twitter-monster the same way he has Facebook; what better channel for starting a flame war over gender parity in art institutions?
Who: William Powhida, artist
Why: The 140 character equivalent of Powhida’s needling of the art world establishment. Earlier this month, we followed along as the artist conducted #class at Winkleman Gallery in Manhattan.