The art world is full of characters, and for the first time you can get a glimpse at the realm in which they dwell. Introducing, Artistically Challenged.
The series launched back on July 1 on Instagram, and with eight episodes so far there’s a lot to catch up on, but it won’t be like binging on the new season of OITNB. Because we’re the cool guys and gals we are, we won’t hit y’all with any spoilers; what we will do is clue you in on the details. Here’s what the Artistically Challenged folks had to say to HyperAllergic:
“[Nick] wants so badly to be a successful artist, but he has no idea how to make that happen. When he’s accepted into this ‘wonderful’ world that so many of us only get peeks at, he realizes what an insane place it is,” Sam Delmara, who created the series with fellow Tisch graduates Aleks Arcabascio and Jeremy Boros, told Hyperallergic. “We only broke the surface [of the art world] while writing this first season.”
“We felt like people would be excited about watching content on a platform they already use regularly rather than asking them to look for it elsewhere,” he said. “We also knew that it would be a really fun experiment since Instagram wasn’t necessarily ‘built’ for telling a story in this way. We would need to tailor the whole process to their format, which was a lot of fun.”
Check out ONE of Instagram’s original series— perhaps the first LIVE ACTION series— below.
You can check out the rest of the series here.