Insta’ gratification is a monthly blog by Aimee Dawson, our acting digital editor. Looking at how the art world and social media collide, each article tackles a topic around the innovations and challenges that spring up when art enters the digital world.
Artists tell Instagram ‘stop trying to be TikTok’ in online petition
Campaign demands that Meta stop tinkering and start listening to creators
Instagram hacking: why is the art world a target—and how do you get your account back?
As attacks on accounts surge, be careful what you click on
Wanted: Instagram, but for the cryptoverse
The photo app is keen on muscling in on the NFT world, but crypto creatives aren't convinced that it is the right platform
Russia has shut down Instagram—what now for its online art community?
On Monday, Moscow branded the Meta company an "extremist organisation", effectively criminalising the use of Instagram and Facebook in the country
New Instagram feature could allow users to ‘curate’ their grid—but the art world is not so sure (even the curators...)
Social media site may allow users to reorder the images they post, but does it mess with the whole idea of Instagram?
Trolls and toxicity: is Instagram where the art world goes to hate?
Meta—the owner of Instagram—is being investigated for knowing that its platforms negatively effect the mental health of its users, but doing little about it
Social butterfly: How Instagram transformed in 2021—and how the art world responded
Did art dealer Kenny Schachter's predictions for the app hold true?
Millennialgram: is Instagram's new $390m campaign enough to lure Gen Z crowds away from TikTok?
The Yours to Make initiative includes an installation at London’s Saatchi Gallery created by digital artist and curator Zaiba Jabbar using Reels
15 seconds of art: Brazil's Instituto Inhotim embraces Instagram
Art space in Belo Horizonte found an innovative way to engage with its audience during the pandemic—and now it's here to stay
Instagram’s new sensitive content controls: what they could mean for the art world
The photo-sharing app has introduced new opt-out filters that censor the images they see—but most people don't even know they exist
What happens when Instagram sponsors a mega museum?
Instagram is sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala for the first time this year. Could this be a marriage made in heaven?
How a crypto and digital art fair is using Instagram to show—and sell—works
CADAF has opened its second online edition but the social media app—paired with QR codes and AR filters—is helping the fair to physically interact with visitors in Paris
Can Instagram bring the big auction houses into the digital age?
Christie's and Sotheby's are starting to embrace what the social media platform has to offer
How New York’s MoMA became the world’s most-followed museum on social media
Rob Baker, the director of marketing and creative strategy at the Museum of Modern Art, shares his secrets to Instagram success
Who needs a gallery space? Meet the people creating Instagram-only exhibitions
As physical spaces remain shut and audiences head online, Freeze Magazine and Guts Gallery explain how shows on social media could be the way forward
Got space, need art: how Instagram helps art advisers during the pandemic
The hashtag #findartthatfits, an initiative of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, is part of an art advisory campaign to assist prospective buyers
Gram today, gone tomorrow? Kenny Schachter predicts Instagram's future in 2021
The avid Instagram user and art world oracle forecasts the fortunes of the art world's favourite app
The top five Instagram posts that capture the art world in 2020
As we have all been staying at home more this year our screen time has sky rocketed—and the Instagram feeds have never been busier
Auctions, pledges and DMs: creative ways to buy and sell art on Instagram
Alternative sales models are springing up on the social media platform
Instagram turns ten: how the world's favourite photo app disrupted the art market
Dubbed "the world's new big art dealer" the platform is often used to spark interest in sales and helps artists and galleries to grow international brands
Secret censorship: what is behind Instagram’s ‘shadowban’ and how can artists fix it?
Everything creatives need to know about the social media platform's so-called "shadowbanning", from how to spot it to how to stop it
From self-censorship to activism: artists react to Instagram’s ban on ‘offensive’ art
An online show by gallery 42 Social Club provides invaluable information on the social media platform's draconian filters
Social media crack-down: how Instagram ‘protects’ us from art
As the art world's use of online platforms increases, so does frustration around its draconian censorship of creative images
Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram
We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice
An Instagram masterclass from the man behind the Louvre’s eight million social media followers
We caught up with the Paris institution's head of digital communications, Niko Melissano, to get his advice on creating a mega-museum Instagram presence
Augmented reality: the artists and museums pushing the limits of technology through Instagram
Sketch London's app that brings to life David Shrigley's prints is the latest in a string of developments from institutions like the New Museum and the Tate
Instagram residencies: the artists moving into museums' digital spare rooms
As the Musée d’Orsay in Paris appoints an Instagram-artist-in-residence, we look at the growing trend in museums for social media takeovers and collaborations
Five steps to the perfect arty Instagram in 2020
Here are our top tips to help you gain—and keep—new followers in the new year
Instagram trials the removal of its 'like' button—here is what it means for avid users
The social media platform wants to "depressurise" the platform but the decision could cost creative influencers and artists dearly
Don’t make a hash(tag) of it: how to—and how not to—use hashtags on Instagram
We look at some of the best trending art campaigns by museums and those that have been a flop, plus how artists use them