Saturday, March 20, 2010
There have been four sessions of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" and the images posted, but if you haven't seen your image "Don't Panic" there are around 65 images left and Ed has agreed to do one more session to complete "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!", but this week he will be busy uninstalling #class, reclaiming his white walls from the chalk boards, and I suspect trying to get chalk dust out of all the nooks and crannies of the gallery. Then he has to install the next exhibition "Decalogue : Films You Can Count on Two Hands" which opens March 27th, so some time after that the fifth and final session will take place I will keep you notified.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The atmosphere was quiet at Winkleman Gallery with most of the chalk boards of #class erased prepared for the upcoming events of the final days, the workspace was still, a drawing in progress sat on a table awaiting the return of artists Jenifer Dalton and William Powhida #class co creators. Art world play by play reporter Alan Lupiani stopped by to do a report, and sat quietly through the 94 images reviewed by Mr. Winkleman, opting to wait until the session was over as to not disturb the concentration of Mr. Winkleman. Mr. Winkleman thought outloud occasionally commenting, and complying with a text piece "Nevertheless" an image submitted by Sirgyl Karlanasse which reads
180° Away From
This Piece And
Looking In That
Direction For 10
Sec., And You Will
See What I mean
Mr. Winkleman again spent much more than the required ten seconds on many of the images, and spent a little over an hour and viewed around 94 images.
The latest images viewed by Mr. Winkleman can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog (well that's here, over there on the left) in a slideshow which displays each image for ten seconds, and the images from Sessions 1 & 2 & 3 with work title and artist info can be viewed in the Sessions section on this blog.
Images from the Session are posted HERE
A report by Alan Lupiani, and his interview with Ed are forth coming a link wikk be posted when available.
Although the session was streamed live, I forgot to ask to have it recorded, however most of the session was videotaped and that will be posted somewhere sometime soon.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" followed in simultaneity with Man Bartlett - 24h #class Action, Man and a couple of visitors inflated balloons as a start to a 24 hour intervention which is explained Here where it is described as "an exercise in futility and one of joyous absurdity."
As Man and visitors inflated balloons on one side of Winkleman Gallery, Ed and a monitor, Bernard Klevickas, were set up on the other side obliging Mr. Winkleman's pledge to spend a portion of his time during #class viewing images submitted via an open call on the internet for no less than 10 seconds.
Mr. Winkleman again spent much more than the required ten seconds on many of the images, thinking out loud and commenting, with Mr. Klevickas, himself an artist, and describing how "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" works to an on looking visitor and answering their questions. again Mr. Winkleman spent a little over an hour and viewed around 57 images.
The latest images viewed by Mr. Winkleman can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog (well that's here, over there on the left) in a slideshow which displays each image for ten seconds, and the images from Sessions 1 & 2 with work title and artist info can be viewed in the Sessions section on this blog.
Turns out they recorded part of Session Three (now posted to the left), and the visitor Ed was describing SUAILAYA to is Collector/Blogger James Wagner who writes about his experience with #class Here and has posted a good picture of the SUAILAYA setup there as well and to give credit where credit is due the work on the screen in James' pic is "Hammock" by Casey Elizabeth Heyen.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
For those who like trivia, or those who like to count. The first participant of "Shut Up Already... I'll Look at Your Art!"? Jérôme Forsans of Orthez, France.
His work titled "Dragon" was indeed the first image viewed by Mr. Winkleman.
Jérôme Forsans was born in 1971 in Orthez, a small town set in South Western France between the Wine Country and the Pyrenees. He has lived there ever since but it is only recently that his artistic gift was uncovered in a most extraordinary manner....
For more about Mr. Forsans check out his website
Monday, March 1, 2010
Next I have compiled an email list of all participants so far and will update it nightly so I can keep everyone informed of progress, new info, and try to give a heads up for when the next session will happen before it does, most likely the night before but possibly as late as the morning, but nothing will be happening any earlier than March 10th, but there is plenty of other activity worth checking out at #class so check out the schedule and jack into the live stream.
There is (or has been) a facebook page for "Shut Up Already.. I'll Look at Your Art!" and an event page so you can spread the word, so far there are 17 countries participating, though there are countries I'm surprised to not see represented, I am sure we can reach more countries if we reach out and encourage friends to participate, so please friend SUA ILAYA on face book and suggest to your friends to take a look, participate if they would like, and spread the word to anyone they think might like to join in. I am disappointed that Mainland China isn't represented as of yet.
And lastly I will be posting the certificate from the first person to join in so you can get a look at what they look like look for that soon
Thanks to all who participated so far
and any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or post a comment
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Nor did the aftermath of a blizzard keep Edward Winkleman from his Chelsea gallery Friday, Feb. 26th, but it did deter the person who volunteered to be the monitor for the second installment of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" A participating project of #class, artists Jenifer Dalton's and William Powhida's exhibition in the form of a think tank at Winkleman Gallery. Not to be deterred from honoring his agreement to view images of works submitted via the internet for at least ten seconds, #class co-artist Jenifer Dalton stepped up to perform the duties of monitor assuring Mr. Winkleman viewed each image for a full ten seconds. Ms. Dalton sat to Mr. Winkleman's right performing the duties of the monitor and to his left a few feet away #class co-artist William Powhida scanned incoming tweets, and comments on his laptop.
Mr. Winkleman again spent much more than the required ten seconds on many of the images, thinking out loud and commenting, discussing the images with Ms. Dalton, and again Mr. Powhida would be prompted to contribute to the discussions and add comments as well. again Mr. Winkleman spent a little over an hour and viewed around 55 images.
The latest images viewed by Mr. Winkleman can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog (well that's here, over there on the left) in a sideshow which displays each image for ten seconds.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Mr. Winkleman spent far more than ten seconds on most images giving each a fair viewing often making comments or thinking out loud, occasionally having quick discussions with William Powhida who had come over from the #class "Workspace" for a quick view. In all Mr. Winkleman spent a little over an hour and viewed around 60 images.
The images viewed by Mr. Winkleman can be viewed on the "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" blog (well that's here, over there on the left) in a slideshow which displays each image for ten seconds. Each subsequent session will be posted.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Rules (roughly):
- Artists will submit one digital image to "Shut up already. I'll look at your art"
- Mr. Winkleman and guests will view the image for no less than 10 sec.
- Mr. Winkleman and guests will be monitored by a volunteer as they view the work to assure full compliance with the rules.
- Mr. Winkleman, his guests and the Monitor will sign a certificate of viewing stating the image has been viewed
- Mr. Winkleman and his guests will have no obligation to provide representation to any of the artists, make any comment about, or critique any of the images.
- Once an image is viewed by Mr. Winkleman and his guests the artist cannot complain that their work is not being considered by a professional gallery for one year from the date of viewing, Mr. Winkleman and his guests will be absolved of any further obligation to take complaints by artists that their work is not being considered by a professional gallery seriously for one year from the date of viewing,
- As Mr. Winkleman and his guests view the images, they wiil be available on the internet to be viewed.
#class is an exhibition in the form of a think tank organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida. #class will feature over 50 events, discussions and performances presented in response to an open call for proposals on the topic of ambivalence about the commercial art market system.
for more info about #class and to see a schedule of event goto http://hashtagclass.blogspot.com/
for more about Winkleman Gallery visit their website @ http://winkleman.com/
"Shut up already. I'll look at your art"
in the spirit of Open Source and Copyleft is made up of anyone who participates, spreads the word or puts out good vibrations to the cause, and they are welcome to its authorship.
To participate and submit an image fill out the Submittal Form Here
or just spread the word to people you know worldwide
"Shut Up Already I'll Look at Your Art" will address several issues in the current art discourse and challenge some typical conventions of the commercial art market.
The most important convention challenged is authorship, by withholding artist name, the most important thing this does is address the issue of art being considered for the merits of its content, or the reputation of the artist, withholding authorship is the only way to overcome the prejudice of artist branding.
Authorship is again challenged by the need for participation by respondents to an open call for artists to contribute, not just those who submit work, but anyone who forwards an email that says you might be interested in this or know someone who is, or even someone who tells a friend about it over a drink with friends, all partial authors in their own right.
Promote the spirit of diverse people overcoming apprehensions , and working together to achieve something they could never achieve on their own, with everyone contributing , a greater good is achieved.this isaddressing much of the same issues faced in overcoming the fractures preventing people from joining together to form a community much like in the parable:
The Stone Soup Story
Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.
"There's not a bite to eat in the whole province," he was told. "Better keep moving on."
"Oh, I have everything I need," he said. "In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you." He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.
By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the soldier sniffed the "broth" and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.
"Ahh," the soldier said to himself rather loudly, "I do like a tasty stone soup. Of course, stone soup with cabbage -- that's hard to beat."
Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he'd retrieved from its hiding place, and added it to the pot. "Capital!" cried the soldier. "You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it was fit for a king."
The village butcher managed to find some salt beef . . . and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all. The villagers offered the soldier a great deal of money for the magic stone, but he refused to sell and traveled on the next day.