I guess I'm surprised Lisa Cooley didn't ream you out for categorizing her as a middle tier gallery. Pretty heady stuff from that white cube.
The game has changed. When I as a painter first came to nyc years ago, I lucked into a large two-room jeweler's studio in a commercially zoned building on John's St. for $150 per month. Heat was shut off at 5 on Friday, bathroom down the hall, no shower. Stole gas from Con Ed, and never answered the door since it was the workers looking for gas leaks. You can't get gems like that anymore, not in Manhattan, and now not in Brooklyn. My son came to nyc with a degree in film editing from a top university. Got a job at a very fine restaurant (Tina Fey a reg.) and was making decent money, but all the film people and film boutiques only took on internship's, the new form of slave labor. After a year of that nonsense he left nyc to take a job as a real editor on a sports film. Money is good and he is actually doing what he wants. No one wants to say it, but in the art world, there has become a class distinction, only the wealthies can afford to be artists.
Obviously not much happening in Brooklesslyn. CGI type paintings, wow, that's never been done; and the point of the color? Abstractions too, are SO socially relevant. I guess you must have to see them in person, like this presentation so inspires me to do.
Sounds like a cult classic to me.
First of all pissedoff is too much, i lived through the Vietnam/Woodstock/raceriots era. I have classmates with large holes in their bodies, missing limbs, and agent orange poisoning--they deserve to be pissed off. Lisa has a point, millennials sucked into Connectivity live in a closed loop of sensory deprivation where an evening is spent with laptop on Facebook talking on iPhone to Facebook friend with ear buds connected to iPod or doing Arcade Fire on Spotify all the while glancing at espn on a flatscreen tv. And you guys wonder about your obesity rates? Job seeking is whatever is on Craig's List, you won't take the menial jobs we did to get by, and none of you know the first thing about a car, like even how to change the oil, or replace brake pads.
Anybody home? A response would be nice. Try using words like class and race next time instead of diverse communities. Wouldn't music have been a better solution than this Marxist relic? Marxism is a monoculture determinism, we've seen its failure's, why are you thinking this is an authentic social solution? Naieve?
AFC: r u sure you wanna crawl in bed with this slut (whore is too professional a word, McClintock, Screwing the System)? Greenberg: paraphrase, Kitsch and art from 1930's, art and politics, = bad art or bad politics. I'm not seeing what is even art here, more an amateurish Sixties Utopian fizzle. You and gentrificated Brooklyn; forest houses and bad Bronx real estate. Bringing diverse communities of people together & Spivak, like bringing together Mao and the Last Emperor of China.
"... how the people actually feel about the project ..." Okay, so shouldn't you be reporting that? I'm dying to know how " the people" felt about the Gayatari Spivak appearance. Did she hand out numbered Subaltern tshirts to all the residents and assign her writings from the 80's? Did she take attendence for all her grad students that she probably forced to come? She makes 200k a year and she knows the people, or in this case, forced single mothers of color? Spivak may try to pass as a woman of color, but please ... Does Columbia use this in their liberal outreach propaganda or pretty course catalogue pix? How does having Spivak there do anything? A failed Marxist feminist who is a total capitalist at heart. I seriously doubt that dingy woman could get to the Bronx on her own from Columbia. So what has this 'monument' accomplished?
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