I’ve organized a little online show for the folks behind the Add-Art Firefox plug-in that riffs on advertising and selling out. For the purpose of this digital gathering, I’ve teamed up with eight brand name vandals — Stikman, Skewville, infinity, Hargo, eko, Celso, Cake and Abe Lincoln Jr. – to replace all of those annoying web ads with something waaaay artier and entertaining. (Haven’t heard of the plug-in? You can read all about it here and download it here.)
In this post, find examples of each of the artists’ “campaigns.” To see the complete series of pieces that each artist created (along with an explanatory write-up of the show), visit Add-Art.org.
Special thanks to Hana Newman for pulling this together.
Ready to go all Ollie North on your art and other meaningful pieces of paper. (Image courtesy of Steve and Jaime at Brooklyn Street Art.)
There is all kinds of goodness going down at the #CLASS show at Winkleman Gallery in the coming week and I’m hoping you join us. On Saturday (as in tomorrow), William Powhida will be leading a gallery walk/slush in Chelsea, Mira Schor will be reading from her essay On Failure and Anonymity and blogbuds Barry Hoggard and James Wagner will be talking all about collecting. On Sunday, there will be hanging out, Battleship and artsy talk in Second Life. And, next Wednesday, at 2pm, I will be assisting my partner-in-crime, El Celso’s performance of Art Shred, in which he will dispose of several dozen works of art, meaningful love letters and one-of-a-kind family photos. If you haven’t submitted anything for shredding, no worries: walk-ins are welcome. I’ll personally be disposing of a raft of love letters from someone who I once had a kind of intense mind-meld with. Yes, it will be wrenching to see them destroyed.
Plus, a list of other #CLASS related projects and information:
In NYC: Elizabeth Peyton delivers the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture at SVA, today at 7pm. Update: I think the guaro is beginning to cook my brain. This lecture took place on Nov. 5. Der. Thanks to Elad for the heads up.
In Albany, N.Y.: Dona Ann McAdams: Some Women, at the Opalka Gallery, at Sage Colleges, through Dec. 11. McAdams will be giving a gallery talk on Tues., Dec. 1st at 12:30 p.m.
A tentacle by Avoid, at Work to Do. (Photos by C-M unless otherwise specified.)
I managed to get a sneak peek atWork to Do, the show that the boys over at the Endless Love Crew have been cooking up over at 112 Greene Street in SoHo. (See Martha Cooper’s preview pix here.) Featuring a super duper line-up that includes Ellis G, Avoid, Darkcloud, Stikman, Robots Will Kill and loads more New York City street and graffiti artists, the exhibit will be openings its doors to the public this Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. Check it out!
P.S.: I’ve got serious catching up to do on work, sleep and grocery shopping. No Digest today.
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