Founders of the e-flux website, journal and other projects
E-flux, the half-commercial, half-academic outfit headed by this trio of artists continues its hybrid mission, acting as a (paid-for) distribution centre for the artworld’s press releases, a journal (in which Hito Steyerl has published many of her most influential essays), a partner on many a symposium (particularly the site’s architecture offshoot) and, perhaps not quite so successfully, an online forum for debate. This year, the saga of e-flux’s bid to control the .art top-level domain extension took a new turn. Having lost out in the bidding, e-flux has partnered with the new owner, marketing .art to its extensive network. E-flux’s influence ensured that prominent institutions signed up straightaway (including the Stedelijk Museum and Para Site), with e-flux subscribers getting second dibs before the domain extension was put on wider sale. Meanwhile Vidokle, Aranda and Kuan Wood had their individual art practices to contend with too.