1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for November 2009: Cass Bird

When Shelley and I went to visit Cass Bird at her Brooklyn studio last week, we weren’t sure what to expect.  We had known her work via Global Feminisms and our Feminist Art Base and there are some artists that our curators think would be great for the Twitter Art Feed—Cass was one of them. Cass is a photographer, but what we ended up discussing was how photographs and other images (books, advertisements, diagrams, etc), when juxtaposed, can create something really interesting and appealing.


Cass Bird (American, born 1974). I Look Just Like My Daddy, 2004. Chromogenic print, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Prints and Photographs Council and the Robert A. Levinson Fund, 2005.40.1.

So this month, Cass will be posting to the feed a variety of things including her own photographs, photographs from other photographers she likes, and various other visual and pop culture images. Though she won’t be “curating” the feed, the end result will be a strong collection of pictures that reflect her personality, her artistic process, and her own work. Like Joseph Kosuth’s month on the feed, we really have no idea what to expect from her. One of the reasons we started the Twitter Art feed was so we could give artists an opportunity to experiment with a few vehicle for their work and, in doing so, give 1stfans access to an artist in a new way. I promise that access to Cass for a month will not be dull!

Just a heads-up: Cass’ own work often contains nudity, and 1stfans should expect that to be the case for other work she posts as well.

The 1stfans Twitter Art Feed is no longer a benefit of 1stfans membership, but the original feed in its entirety has been archived on the Brooklyn Museum website.