Saturday, November 21, 2009
Art Work is a newspaper that consists of writings and images from artists,
activists, writers, critics, and others on the topic of working within
depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and
The newspaper will be distributed for free at sites and from people throughout
the United States and , and will also be available soon from Half
Letter Press for the cost of postage.
The 40-page newspaper features the writings, images, and work of Julia
Bryan-Wilson, Holland Cotter, Tim Kerr, Nance Klehm, ,
Futurefarmers, Robin Hewlett, Nicolas Lampert, Lize Mogel, Dan S. Wang, Gregory
Sholette, Dylan A.T. Miner, Christina Ulke and Marc Herbst of the Jouranl of
Aesthetics & Protest, OurGoods, , Scott Berzofsky, John Duda,
InCUBATE, Linda Frye Burnham, ILSSA, Cooley Windsor, Brian Holmes, Nick Tobier,
Lolita Hernandez, Stacy Malasky, Nate Mullen, Aaron Timlin, Harold Jefferies,
W&N, Damon Rich, Teaching Artist Union, FEAST, 16 Beaver Group, W.A.G.E., Chris
Kennedy, Nato Thompson, Carolina Caycedo, Guerrilla Art Action Group, Anthony
Elms, Adam Trowbridge, Jessica Westbrook, and many other artists, art workers,
curators, interns, volunteers, writers, and activists.
THE WEB SITE
The web site portion of this project, at www.artandwork.us, will feature free
downloads of the newspaper in many versions for different kinds of readers,
including a print version meant for teachers to print and distribute to
students, and an e-book version for viewing on digital reading devices.
The website will also host discussions around the themes of the paper and a ton
of work that the 40-page print couldn’t fit! There will also be documentation
from the events and exhibitions nationwide that are planned in conjunction with
this project. We invite you to use this newspaper as an exhibition, to host a
discussion, to program an event, or just write in with your thoughts at
OTHER CONFIRMED EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, DISTRIBUTION HUBS
*Before Temporary Services & SPACES finished their print run, our friend (and
Art Work contributor) Caroline Woolard used her participation in the Amsterdam
Biennale 2009 at the Mediamatic organization to print even more copies, and
bring them to Amsterdam! More information is here:
Copies of the paper are at Mediamatic from November 14 - December 13, 2009. A
few "rogue" copies made their way into some of our New York City contributors'
hands before Caroline took off for the Netherlands...
*The Bureau for Open Culture, an exhibition space at the Columbus (Ohio)
College of Art and Design, curates an even-smaller space, the "Agency for Small
Claims". Thanks to the quick work of James Voorhies at the Agency, you'll be
able to view and pick up copies of the newspaper in Columbus starting . Check out more information on this at
*Skydive Gallery (and several individual artists) in Houston, Texas, will be
stocking copies of the newspaper for you to pick up, as soon as we get copies
out to them! Information on Skydive is here: http://www.theskydive.org/.
Also, Domy Books (with the help of our friend Kate Watson) will be a
distribution hub and are planning a future event. http://www.domystore.com/
*More cities and towns that people have committed to distributing in are
Anchorage, Alaska, Bennington, Vermont, and . Temporary
Services members will of course have newspapers to distribute in our home
cities of Urbana and Chicago, Illinois. There are many others, and we will keep
an updated list of points of distribution at http://www.artandwork.us.
You can download a copy of the newspaper itself at
http://www.temporaryservices.org/art_work/art_work_print.pdf. Be aware that
this is a 17 MB, hi res version meant for printing as a newspaper. We will soon
have links to a variety of versions to download and/or print, including an
ebook version, at http://www.artandwork.us.
YOUR INPUT IS NECESSARY!
As you can see, we are still looking for commitments from venues and/or people
that can be distribution points for us? Those who distribute commit to
receiving a number of newspapers in the mail that they will then give to people
in their towns and networks to read and discuss.
Venues - are you interested in programming a future event or exhibition at your
space using our newspaper as the catalyst? It could last a few hours to a few
weeks! Contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks for your support of our work!
Brett, Marc, and Salem
PO Box 121012
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Cobertura del Encuentro de Blogs de Arte en el MAP
El naufragio de las palabras
Friday, July 17, 2009
Teniendo de telón de fondo la exhibición Museo de Arte de Ponce: medio siglo mirando al futuro MAP ha creado “Encuentros” una serie de conferencias creadas para dar foro a puntos de vista de la comunidad de artistas, arquitectos, escritores y público en general, de cara a la re-apertura del Museo de Arte de Ponce en 2010. En esta oportunidad MAP presenta la charla:
Encuentro con los blogs de arte de Puerto Rico
6 de agosto de 2009 – 6:00 pm
Los participantes discutirán el rol e importancia de los blogs en la difusión del arte en Puerto Rico haciendo un breve recuento y análisis de la evolución de los mismos, a través del estudio de casos particulares que nos ayudarán a conocer dónde y cómo estamos contando nuestras historias. Estos sitios en red son una bitácora en línea con reflexiones, comentarios e hipervínculos sobre arte contemporáneo puertorriqueño.
• Esta charla es auspiciada por el National Endowment for the Humanities
• La entrada es libre de costo y requiere reservación previa
• Para reservar tu espacio, llama hoy mismo al 787-840-1510 ó al 787-200-7090
DondeVeoArte, Carmen Olmo (moderadora) www.dondeveoarte.com/
Autogiro, Javier Martínez http://autogiro.cronicaurbana.com
El naufragio de las palabras, Carlos Antonio Otero http://www.elnaufragiodelaspalabras.com/
Repuesto, W & N http://repuestoweb.org/
Trance Líquido, Liliam Nieves y Arnaldo Román (desde Berlín) www.tranceliquido.com/
BoxScore, Pedro Vélez (desde Chicago)
Carmen Olmo-Terrasa (Moderadora)
Tiene un bachillerato por la Escuela de Artes Plásticas (San Juan, 1992) y una maestría por el Pratt Institute (NY, 1996) donde comenzó sus primeros estudios en arte digital. Trabajó en la primera revista de arte en Internet de Puerto Rico, El Cuarto del Quenepon, donde comenzó a desarrollar proyectos de arte en la Web. Desde 1998 desarrolla proyectos de diseño gráfico y multimedia en las artes: video-arte-net-art, blog-art y proyectos colectivos de nuevos medios. En 2007 funda el proyecto en línea DondeVeoArte.com.
Como preámbulo a la charla Encuentro con los blogs de arte de Puerto Rico el Museo de Arte de Ponce en Plaza las Américas presenta una selección de proyectos de NetArt y NetVideo.
Refresh: proyecciones de nuevos medios en el MAP
Proyecto organizado por el Museo de Arte de Ponce, Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc., en colaboración con Carmen Olmo (moderadora de la charla).
Fecha de presentación: del sábado 1 de agosto (a partir de las 3:00 pm) al jueves 6 de agosto de 2009
Habrá transmisión en vivo por Internet (Webcast de la conferencia) VAMOS INCLUIR ESTA INFORMACION CUANDO HAYAMOS HECHO LAS PRUEBAS NECESARIAS EL 31 DE JULIO, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Program and the Vault:
survey and archive
curated by FGA (a.k.a. Fucking Good Art)
part of Artist Run Chicago
curated by Allison Peters Quinn and Britton Bertran
at the Hyde Park Art Center
through July 5, 2009
The Program 2001-2009
Gerald Davis, Kirsten Stoltman, Siebren Versteeg, Mike Wolf, Sasha Earle, Joseph Hardesty, CAR/David Robbins, Zac Lowing, Jay Heikes, Maria Alos, Lori Daniels, Jennifer Rochlin, Rosemarie Fiore, Juana Valdes, Scott Nedrelow, Carlos Ruiz Ruiz, Rebekah Levine, Vince Dermody, Michael Dvorkin, Jennifer Schmidt, Adam Scott, Marc Fischer, Stefano Pasquini
The suicide of Primo Levi; AC/DC VH1 Behind the Scenes; Korn; Triumph the Comic Dog and Conan O’Brien; Comic Book Review (cable access show); 1900 House; Max Hiller talks about communism and Rock ‘n Roll; Charlton Heston speaks for the NRA; Howard Stern vs Sinead O’ Connor; Gerald jumps off a cliff; The McLaughlin Group; SNL’s find the black people in the Nicks game; 20/20
The Program is a portable video exhibition modeled after television's well-known format. Artist videos are interspersed with regular shows, home movies, advertisements and news. Nothing is related and context is replaced and replaceable at the click of a remote control.
In 2001 VHS was still the most popular and affordable way to watch movies, save data and present video art. It also seemed like the logical solution to our money troubled, artist–run, curatorial collective machine known as FGA (a.k.a FUCKING GOOD ART). Our main goal was to organize a portable and domesticated video show--one we could distribute free of charge via US mail. We also wanted to present an art exhibition that could compete against late night television, soap operas, cable and football Sunday.
The first edition of The Program was made public on a chilly Chicago night (March 31st 2001) in my two-bedroom apartment on Division Street. That night close to two- hundred people managed to share one single remote control, closely following Marc Fischer’s thoughtful essay on judgment and the democratization of video art. (Keep in mind this was way before Creative Commons and file sharing technologies)
From 2001-2004 The Program was screened in: Cueva Gallery, Milan; Sesto Senso (SUK), Italy; Art Chicago 02 (courtesy of Law Office sting at Zingmagazine’s booth); Waiting Room Gallery, Minneapolis; ONI Gallery, Boston; Bronx River Art Center, NY; Museo de las Americas, Puerto Rico; TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago. Close to four hundred copies were distributed freely in three years. All the copies were home-made with four raggedy VHS machines. People were also encouraged to make their own copies, edit alternate versions and to share them with others. Official alternate versions of The Program were edited by artist Stefano Pasquini and curator Rebekah Rutkoff.
The Program makes its final debut as part of Artist Run Chicago, curated by Allison Petters Quinn and Britton Bertran at the Hyde Park Art Center. Make sure to go there and change the channel at will.
visit the link for images, ephemera and Marc Fischer’s essay Judgment Day for Video Art:
A selection of ephemera, digital files, video, sound work and objects (from past FGA collaborators and exhibitions) that will be permanently available for public browsing.
Artist and Objects included in the archives:
Jorge Castro: “CLON,” limited edition cd; “2 Sides,” poster with audio cassette and keychain by Andy Hall and Mindy Rose Schwartz (released on Academy Records in 1999); "Filler" (Michael Colligan, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Andy Hall, Matthew Hanner, Steve Lacy) from Whitewalls #44 (Double grooved clear vinyl record and insert); Photocopy Me magazine (edition unknown); "FGA #6" (Kinko's made zine with reviews by Lori Waxman, Shane Selzer, Leah Finch, Nato Thompson and Michael Bulka); 19 full-color postcards from the series "GOTOPUERTORICOUSA" by collective W&N (originally distributed at THE DAMS in Photo Miami Art Fair and THE DAMS 2 at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico); "MYOB" stencil by Felix Agosto; “Obsolete Shit” limited edition booklet by Stefano Pasquini; “What Future?” Noise and Sound Art compilation from Miami and Puerto Rico, originally distributed at Circa Art Fair '08; "Repuesto Blog," zine ( with images by Terence Hannum, Matt Hanner, Jennifer Schmidt); "Crash Your Own" paper modules by LM Rodriguez; “FGA #3” (reviews by Michael Bulka, Anthony Elms, Julia Marsh, Leah Finch); “Refurbished,” soundtrack and artwork by Gardy Perez (originally for exhibition More Confortable and Better at Dogmatic); "Springtime in Minnesota," photo-essay by Kasarian Dane (originally distributed during exhibition "MAGAZINE" at The Stray Show, 2002); selection of video works by Ozzie Forbes, Carmen Olmo, Lilliam Nieves and Arnaldo Roman; and a selection of xerox flyers by Gean Moreno.
Founded by Pedro Vélez and Michael Bulka in 1997, the FGA (aka Fucking Good Art) started as a poorly published xerox zine / online site dedicated to drunken rants and art criticism --this was before the term "blog" even existed. In 2001, with the help of artist/curator Lena Kuffner, the FGA evolved into a curatorial effort housed in diverse venues between Chicago and Puerto Rico. By 2004 the FGA had a swell group of collaborators (working for free) organizing exhibitions developed specifically for the web, rental spaces, art fairs and sound compilations.
The Dams 2