Is It Instagram or Is It Art?

Austin artists take over Transgressor magazine Instagram

Austin artists take over Transgressor magazine Instagram

Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Magdalena Wosinka
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Olivia Wyatt
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Photo by Dagan Barrett
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Photo by William Z. Saunders
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Autumn Spadaro
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Allison Pharmakis
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Otis Ike
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Jackie Lee Young
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Photo by Rebecca Bengal
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Photo by Amy Touchette
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Ana Klausmann
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Justine Kurland
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Photo by Elliott Hostetter
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Transgressor Instagram feed takeover photo
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover
Transgressor Instagram feed artist takeover

Perhaps you've heard of Transgressor online magazine (do we call it an "online media source" now?). Perhaps you haven't.

Either way, it seems hard not to agree that the idea of turning over its Instagram feed to a different artist on the regular is a great, if not brilliant, idea.

When Transgressor editor Diana Welch decided to start an Instagram for the online magazine, she wanted the project to be in keeping with its mission to "celebrate cultural trespassers." So she began what she calls the Transgressor Instagram Residency, in which she invites a new artist to take over the magazine's feed every week, giving each participant complete creative freedom.
 
"There are no rules," says Welch. "It's an ongoing experiment — I put a lot of trust into each guest, because I believe in what they do. I'm not going to try and exert control over their process." 
 
Followers of @transgressormag get exposed to the work of a new artist, whether it's stills from filmmaker Olivia Wyatt's documentary about the last of the Malaysian water nomads or Justine Kurland's outtakes from the American road. Odds are good that you'll be surprised and enlightened by this bold, personal work — and then you'll know where to go to see more.