Art.sy has finally arrived. The extremely efficient and helpful site will bring artwork to your attention (based on artwork that you already like)...excellent idea. More reading on it here over at Wired Magazine.
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. Steven and Monica are hard at work installing our booth at the Pulse Miami fair. Be sure to check it out if you're in Miami! We're showing work by Rob Carter, Joan Linder, Joseph Smolinski, Stas Orlovski, and others.
PULSE Art Fair booth #B-301 December 1 - 4, 2011
The Ice Palace | 1400 North Miami Avenue
I'm sure you're just finishing off the lingering leftovers and preparing for the upcoming holidays (and holiday parties), but believe it or not I'm already giving you something for your 2012 calendar: End of Days, a group exhibition, will open on January 12, 2012 at Mixed Greens. Mark your 2012 calendar!
END OF DAYS featuring: Jessica Cannon, Bonnie Collura, Erin Dunn, Susan Hamburger, Valerie Hegarty, Patrick Jacobs, Brian A. Kavanaugh, Sophia Narrett, Hilary Pecis, Seth Scantlen, Melanie Schiff, and Dana Sherwood.
January 12 - February 11, 2012
opening: Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm @ Mixed Greens
You read that title correctly. A British company has launched what they are touting to be the "iTunes for Contemporary Art". s[edition] is still in Beta phase, but it's looking like a company that's attempting to set up the market for internet-based digital art. When you purchase a work (I believe they are sold in limited editions), you will be given a certificate of authenticity that also bestows the right to exhibit the work on any device you own that connects to the internet.
Christie's has announced its first ever online auction. This is pretty big news. Artnet was doing online auctions, the VIP Art Fair tried (and continues) to tackle the online art fair, and now Christie's is jumping into the fray. Let's not forget Mixed Greens was selling art online as far back as 1999...just sayin'.
Someone tell me, what is this about? What artist/gallery/exhibition/street fair/or art-intervention does the above image belong to? I came across it in the current SFAQ (San Francisco Arts Quarterly Issue 7), toward the back of the newspaper amongst the advertisements for gallery shows. Both the familiar Deitch logo and Angelina's tired eyes (presumably not her own), caught my attention. Wow, how clever--Jeffrey opened a new gallery in San Fran?? Wait, the name is misspelled. Wait, Deitch hasn't opened another gallery in San Fran. Wait, so then this logo is being ripped off. What is this place? I'm googling--first off, the website on the far left (DietchSF.com) doesn't work. Then the address in the add (445 O'Farrell Street, SF, CA) is the address for the Winton Hotel in San Francisco (no gallery there). I googled the heck out of this -- "art in the streets Dec 8", "Dietch projects", "Dietch SF", you name it, I tried it. To no avail.
Taxter and Spengemannshutting its doors....you'll also read in that Artinfo news reel that Leo DiCaprio and his buddies ate some pizza at Ovest recently....and the Queen asked Tracey Emin "if she's ever shown internationally". Love.
According to Artforum.com, Giulio Malgara, the recently appointed president of the Venice Biennale, has stepped down due to Silvio Berlusconi's resignation. "Malgara’s appointment was strongly contested—following the announcement last month, the mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, immediately issued statement saying: “I am convinced that Giulio Malgara is an unsuitable person to carry out the role of chairman of the Venice Biennale and that it would be a mistake to confirm him in this position.”
And lastly, don't forget to mark your calendars: we have an opening at Mixed Greens this Thursday for Howard Fonda's Howard Fonda, and a new window installation by Anita Thacher. Thursday, November 17th, 6-8pm! See you there.
If you have yet to get up to 88th Street for Maurizio Cattelan's, ALL, do not fret, there is still plenty of time! The Art-World's favorite jokester leaves us with a wonderland of a retrospective at the Guggenheim on display until January. I myself took a trip to our old friend the Gugg. and was terrified to see the line that awaited me before entering but was soon lulled like a baby to the ohh's and aw's that only an installation like this could create. Within minutes I had forgotten about the cramps my stomach was stricken with after "sampling" 4 hotdogs while waiting in line...all in ALL, this show is a MUST see!
Do I really want to live in a world without Dippin' Dots? There are plenty of other problems happening this Tuesday. Italy and Greece are in the crapper, Ai Wei Weineeds to pay some major back taxes, and an asteroid is going to get uncomfortably close to Earth. Melancholia, anyone??
It's no secret that the VIP Art Fair had its fair share of technical difficulties the first time around. And that is exactly what they plan to remedy in this 2nd installment set to launch February 2012. And to prove just how tech savvy they are, they've named Lisa Kennedy the CEO of VIP (thank you Artinfo for the story). Lisa Kennedy was previously the Executive Vice President of Quidsi, Inc., best known for massive online retailers Soap.com, Diapers.com, Yoyo.com, Wag.com, and BeautyBar.com.
How exactly this will work to VIP's benefit remains to be seen. Will a previous internet retailer be able to remedy the technical problems that VIP will potentially face again? (Since when do Vice Presidents fix bandwidth issues), and what does this mean for the very important-ness of the "VIP" Fair? This is not an online venture in which huge quantities are being pushed...in fact, I'd guess that the majority of works on the site are unique. Where does big-box consulting come into play here?
This might be a very important step forward, however, in thinking about art and online commerce. There's simply no reason that art cannot be sold online with the same efficiency and success that other business models have witnessed. If VIP can succeed in this upcoming round, then they might really be onto something.