Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Session Three

The Third session of "Shut Up Already...I'll Look at Your Art!" took place today March 10th 2010 at Winkleman Galley N.Y., NY. #class served up a full platter of events today which started with Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe hosting a Feminist Tea Party complete with an installation of a table set for tea, complete with tablecloth, porcelain cups, finger sandwiches and cookies, and cupcakes. Visitors were engaged in a dialogue around contemporary women's issues that sharply contrasted the formal, prissy setting.

"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.

1 comment:

ambermaida said...

I wish i were invited for tea! One of my favorite afternoon activities! Tea + art can (almost) equal perfection.

Really fantastic works of art being featured here, it's no wonder the 10 seconds-per-piece is being exceeded. I find myself wanting to view much longer. Looking forward to all that is to come.

Best wishes to you all!
Amber Maida