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Comments for AGITPROPAGITPROP | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org Knowledge toolkits to go Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:10:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Comment on A Painting by Anita Storck by Jim Storck http://agitpropspace.org/2012/02/05/a-painting-by-anita-storck/comment-page-1/#comment-4140 Jim Storck Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:10:11 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5278#comment-4140 My mom believed in selling her paintings vs. keeping them…thus lower prices almost all the time. She has work truly world-wide. It’s such a thrill to hear from someone who has one of her pieces…and I constantly search for more.

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Comment on Our location by Agitprop Reading Series: Jared Stanley & Emily Motzkus, Saturday, October 5th | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/location/comment-page-1/#comment-4124 Agitprop Reading Series: Jared Stanley & Emily Motzkus, Saturday, October 5th | AGITPROP Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:07:32 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?page_id=7308#comment-4124 [...] (NEW LOCATION!) Saturday, October 5th, 7pm 2222 Logan Ave San Diego, CA 92113 [...]

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Comment on The Clean, Curious Eyeball of Bill Nericcio by The Clean, Curious Eyeball of Bill Nericcio http://agitpropspace.org/2013/09/08/the-clean-curious-eyeball-of-bill-nericcio/comment-page-1/#comment-4103 The Clean, Curious Eyeball of Bill Nericcio Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:59:27 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7457#comment-4103 [...] By Perry Vasquez / AGITPROP [...]

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Comment on The Clean, Curious Eyeball of Bill Nericcio by RG http://agitpropspace.org/2013/09/08/the-clean-curious-eyeball-of-bill-nericcio/comment-page-1/#comment-4101 RG Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:49:54 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7457#comment-4101 “Transmogrification” ensues when “transmigration” gets a bad case of maggots.

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Comment on A Painting by Anita Storck by Ree Williams http://agitpropspace.org/2012/02/05/a-painting-by-anita-storck/comment-page-1/#comment-3612 Ree Williams Mon, 05 Nov 2012 02:29:03 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5278#comment-3612 I think I have one of her paintings and it’s signed. I bought it at a thrift store.

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Comment on San Diego Public Art by Arts Report: Drama Offstage ‹ Voice of San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/19/san-diego-public-art/comment-page-1/#comment-3538 Arts Report: Drama Offstage ‹ Voice of San Diego Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:57:29 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6797#comment-3538 [...] Public art fan Richard Gleaves offers an introduction to San Diego’s sculptures and installations and announces his downloadable ebook. [...]

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Comment on Todd Stands Interview: Documenting the Chicano Park Mural Restoration by Arts Report: ‘I Can Still See and I Can Still Paint’ ‹ Voice of San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/12/todd-stands-interview-documenting-the-chicano-park-mural-restoration/comment-page-1/#comment-3537 Arts Report: ‘I Can Still See and I Can Still Paint’ ‹ Voice of San Diego Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:56:37 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5112#comment-3537 [...] Todd Stands helped add new paint to one of the 18 murals getting revamped. Stands says he considered it humbling to paint amid “such a great collection of history” and to be included “in the impressive [...]

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Comment on Unconditional Surrender to Mediocrity: a letter to Port Commissioners by Arts Report: The Mystery Behind the Masterpiece ‹ Voice of San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2012/03/06/unconditional-surrender-to-mediocrity-a-letter-to-port-commissioners/comment-page-1/#comment-3536 Arts Report: The Mystery Behind the Masterpiece ‹ Voice of San Diego Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:52:57 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5663#comment-3536 [...] committee, David White, penned an open letter to the officials, calling their decision an “unconditional surrender to mediocrity” on his Agitprop online [...]

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Comment on Unconditional Surrender to Mediocrity: a letter to Port Commissioners by Where Are They Now? ‘Wings,’ ‘Kiss,’ Library Art ‹ Voice of San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2012/03/06/unconditional-surrender-to-mediocrity-a-letter-to-port-commissioners/comment-page-1/#comment-3535 Where Are They Now? ‘Wings,’ ‘Kiss,’ Library Art ‹ Voice of San Diego Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:35:50 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5663#comment-3535 [...] version even though its art advisory panel voted against it, sparking a few members to resign and write a scathing letter about the agency’s [...]

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Comment on Michael Maas by Arts Report: Paying for Parking and Musicians ‹ Voice of San Diego http://agitpropspace.org/2012/10/07/michael-maas/comment-page-1/#comment-3534 Arts Report: Paying for Parking and Musicians ‹ Voice of San Diego Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:28:16 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=7022#comment-3534 [...] Fallbrook-based painter Michael Maas tells Agitprop about his switch to becoming a fulltime [...]

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Comment on Inside the Digital Scriptorium: New Works by Tim Schwartz by Orientation Day – the 2837 University May 14th 2-6pm | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/2011/04/18/inside-the-digital-scriptorium-new-works-by-tim-schwartz/comment-page-1/#comment-3488 Orientation Day – the 2837 University May 14th 2-6pm | AGITPROP Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:11:12 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=943#comment-3488 [...] Inside the Digital Scriptorium is the culmination of a five month trip
 around the United States by artist Tim Schwartz, exploring what might
 be lost as archives, museums, and libraries become digital. The works 
in this show attempt to identify the space between physical objects 
and their digital surrogates and in some cases fill that gap. The
 works include a series of botanical prints which explore the loss 
between high resolution scans and archival web images, a pair of books
 which identify the space between a physical and digital book, and a 
set of pages from various authors that investigate with a missing page 
from the wild west. [...]

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Comment on The Reading Series by Summer Salon Series 2012 | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/literaryarts/comment-page-1/#comment-3473 Summer Salon Series 2012 | AGITPROP Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:56:30 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?page_id=6019#comment-3473 [...] literary arts [...]

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Comment on The Reading Series by Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Allison Cobb Friday 8/17, 7:30pm | Spooks By Me http://agitpropspace.org/literaryarts/comment-page-1/#comment-3217 Summer Salon Series at SDMA: Allison Cobb Friday 8/17, 7:30pm | Spooks By Me Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:41:54 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?page_id=6019#comment-3217 [...] http://agitpropspace.org/literaryarts/ Tagged with: Agitprop • Allison Cobb • readings • San Diego Museum of Art • Summer Salon Series  share and share [...]

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Comment on Prole Drift: Jean Lowe and the Great Recession by maurice thibideaux http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/07/prole-drift-jean-lowe-and-the-great-recession/comment-page-1/#comment-3216 maurice thibideaux Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:05:43 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6560#comment-3216 Excellent writing Richard. Your thesis is sound and ultimately resonates with the idea that it is the appearance of success in the economic struggle that ultimately defines class. I tip my top hat to you.

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Comment on San Diego Public Art by RG http://agitpropspace.org/2012/07/19/san-diego-public-art/comment-page-1/#comment-3074 RG Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:48:29 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6797#comment-3074 The book is also available on iTunes in a version designed specifically for the iPad.

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Comment on Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by bob matheny http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/13/making-wet-a-history-of-gourmet-bathing/comment-page-1/#comment-2865 bob matheny Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:58:14 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6404#comment-2865 americans take too many baths and waste too much valuable water that should be ingested into the gastro-intestitinal tract to promote a well lubricated regularity.

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Comment on Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/13/making-wet-a-history-of-gourmet-bathing/comment-page-1/#comment-2856 Perry Vasquez Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:07:56 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6404#comment-2856 Richard,

Thanks for pointing me in this direction. I hope the Interior Department makes the right decision and lets these old platforms stand. I would hate to be the person in government charged with enforcing a bureaucratic edict to destroy a thriving ecosystem!
Perry

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Comment on Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Richard Gleaves http://agitpropspace.org/2012/06/13/making-wet-a-history-of-gourmet-bathing/comment-page-1/#comment-2855 Richard Gleaves Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:49:45 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6404#comment-2855 Thought experiment: consider what WET, Agitprop, and offshore oil platforms have in common:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/us/a-fight-to-convert-high-island-a-platform-into-a-reef.html

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Comment on There Goes the Neighborhood! 2012 Updated Schedule by 6/2/12 Literary Art: John Gibler, Daniel Alarcón & Cristina Rivera Garza | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/2012/05/27/there-goes-the-neighborhood-updated-schedule/comment-page-1/#comment-2765 6/2/12 Literary Art: John Gibler, Daniel Alarcón & Cristina Rivera Garza | AGITPROP Mon, 28 May 2012 21:35:55 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6382#comment-2765 [...] with the opening night of the Summer Salon Series). You can see a schedule of other events in There Goes the Neighborhood on the Agitprop website. John [...]

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2599 Perry Vasquez Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:38:28 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2599 Thanks Mark! If you read the comment from Trey then you’d be wise to bring along a camera man to our next Rasquache Roundtable dinner together…

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by M. Dery http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2580 M. Dery Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:06:56 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2580 P.S. The philosophical rumination on desert consciousness, in your intro, is truly inspired.

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by N. Dery http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2579 N. Dery Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:05:20 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2579 Perry, one of your most winning qualities—and there are many—is your unfailingly gentlemanly manner, and a self-effacing charm that approaches diffidence. Of course, you’re entirely *too* self-effacing. Any wit in the above interview (which I thoroughly enjoyed, as I did our night cutting a bloody swathe through the tequila offerings of that cantina) is entirely attributable to your smart, out-of-left-field questions.

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Agitblog: Mark Dery interview | SWC Photo & Digital http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2564 Agitblog: Mark Dery interview | SWC Photo & Digital Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:56:45 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2564 [...] the selling of Nazism and the cultural appropriations of Lady Gaga and Jack Chick." (read more) Share this:ShareFacebookTumblrEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was [...]

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2558 Perry Vasquez Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:09:28 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2558 Doris, it was a little intimidating to interview Mark because he’s got such a sharp mind. In the end what comes through is his intellectual generosity and willingness to entertain my naive questions.

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2557 Perry Vasquez Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:47:36 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2557 Thank you Trey. As a matter of fact, Dery and I had dinner last night at a local Mexican place here in San Diego. I can tell you he is a raconteur of the first order.

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Trey http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2556 Trey Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:39:38 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2556 I’d pay cash money to see you two do a dinner with Andre.

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Comment on Mark Dery Interview by Doris Bittar http://agitpropspace.org/2012/04/16/mark-dery-interview/comment-page-1/#comment-2535 Doris Bittar Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:51:31 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=6143#comment-2535 Great interview, Perry! Really meaty stuff leaving me engaged and thinking. A sign of a great interview is that it leaves you with more questions than when you began. Thanks!

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Comment on 3/7/12 DRONES AT HOME Gallery@CALIT2 by Benson to Celebrate 10th Annual “¡A Viva Voz!” with Artists Nao Bustamante and Ricardo Domínguez | News http://agitpropspace.org/2012/02/29/3712-drones-at-home-gallerycalit2/comment-page-1/#comment-2492 Benson to Celebrate 10th Annual “¡A Viva Voz!” with Artists Nao Bustamante and Ricardo Domínguez | News Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:09:18 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5646#comment-2492 [...] Immigrant Tool, a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S. border, and “Drones at Home,” an exhibition on drones, drone economies and art. Domínguez is an associate professor in the [...]

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Comment on Todd Stands Interview: Documenting the Chicano Park Mural Restoration by Anice http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/12/todd-stands-interview-documenting-the-chicano-park-mural-restoration/comment-page-1/#comment-2341 Anice Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:40:12 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5112#comment-2341 looks awesome, thanks for the post.http://www.bobesponjajogos.org

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Comment on Is Robert Pincus a real person? by RG http://agitpropspace.org/2012/02/14/is-robert-pincus-a-real-person/comment-page-1/#comment-2013 RG Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:08:28 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5434#comment-2013 Ah yes… art cred.
 

… the pin-headed and contemptible style of gumchewers, bobby-soxers and worse, delinquents.”

    — Max Kozloff on pop art
 

There may be places where a cannon on the front lawn might be just the right thing.”

    — Robert Irwin on public art

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Comment on Is Robert Pincus a real person? by Bill Fields http://agitpropspace.org/2012/02/14/is-robert-pincus-a-real-person/comment-page-1/#comment-1988 Bill Fields Thu, 23 Feb 2012 01:00:32 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5434#comment-1988 When the UT let Robert Pincus go, they let any art cred go as well!

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Comment on Todd Stands Interview: Documenting the Chicano Park Mural Restoration by Mark A. http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/12/todd-stands-interview-documenting-the-chicano-park-mural-restoration/comment-page-1/#comment-1959 Mark A. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 03:19:32 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=5112#comment-1959 Todd Stands is an amazing individual. As a current photography student of his, I admire his work and his passion of engaging himself into the lives of the people he meets and photographs. It’s something I wish to involve myself into just like he did and to show people’s life and story through photography.

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Comment on Art, Buddhism and X-Ray Vision by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/art-buddhism-and-x-ray-vision/comment-page-1/#comment-1887 Perry Vasquez Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:11:36 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1637#comment-1887 Tony,
Glad you enjoyed the essay. SInce I am allergic to religion it took examples set by artists to show me the value of Zen mind. I feel lucky to have lived in the shadows of these great masters and the movements they participated in.
Perry

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Comment on Art, Buddhism and X-Ray Vision by Tony Allard http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/16/art-buddhism-and-x-ray-vision/comment-page-1/#comment-1886 Tony Allard Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:07:39 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1637#comment-1886 Just got off the meditation pillow (a contradiction, I know) and read your article. For a very long time I have been interested in blurring the boundary between art and life and meditation has, along with a healthy dose of the poetic-irrational, opened up just such a blurry, liminal space and time. It is not easy these days to maintain one’s feet on the ground, solidly here in a heavily mediated reality, but it can be done. Thanks for the excellent reminder of Cage, Kaprow, Fluxus, Dada, et.al., who took a huge step across the ocean and into the east.

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Comment on Literary Art: Kim Koga & Ken White, December 3, 7pm by Upcoming | Magpie http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/27/reading-series-kim-koga-ken-white-saturday-123-7pm/comment-page-1/#comment-1872 Upcoming | Magpie Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:14:00 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4799#comment-1872 [...] Reading Series: Kim Koga & Ken White, Saturday 12/3, 7pm  Agitprop     [...]

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Comment on Poem for Dita by Épater La Jeunesse | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/17/poem-for-dita/comment-page-1/#comment-1833 Épater La Jeunesse | AGITPROP Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:46:22 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4062#comment-1833 [...] other art museums The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles hosts an annual gala event, with the goal [...]

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Comment on Thanks for the experience by keith anderson http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/16/turn-ontune-indrop-outlog-on/comment-page-1/#comment-1832 keith anderson Sat, 19 Nov 2011 01:03:10 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4607#comment-1832 i have no judgement. i appreciate the synopsis perry, as i know i will never read the biography. i learned.

thx~

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Comment on Thanks for the experience by Richard Gleaves http://agitpropspace.org/2011/11/16/turn-ontune-indrop-outlog-on/comment-page-1/#comment-1830 Richard Gleaves Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:07:13 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4607#comment-1830 Jobs’ fatal reluctance to undergo immediate surgery for his cancer seems inexplicable for someone of such high intelligence and strong faith in technology.

Perhaps his (in)actions are best understood in terms of personality: Jobs was arguably the purest agent on the planet, in terms of “agency” as the ability to control and change one’s environment.

Whereas undergoing surgery is an exercise in pure objecthood: one sets aside all personal agency to become nothing more than material manipulated by an other, and with no purpose or involvement in the process save the involuntary one of remaining alive.

We are all agent, object, and spirit — to deny any one is to deny life.

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1598 Perry Vasquez Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:58:50 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1598 Kevin,

No, I didn’t attend Flag Stop. I was made aware of it by a William Moreno Contemporary who represented artists there.

Perry

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Comment on BOMBSHELL BOOM BOOM @ ART SAN DIEGO by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/03/bombshell-boom-boom-art-san-diego/comment-page-1/#comment-1595 Perry Vasquez Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:09:52 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3802#comment-1595 Clarity and crispness of motion.
Technicolor shamans and more.

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Comment on Poem for Dita by Richard Gleaves http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/17/poem-for-dita/comment-page-1/#comment-1594 Richard Gleaves Sun, 18 Sep 2011 07:39:35 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=4062#comment-1594 Defensive irony ton amour.

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Kevin Freitas http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1589 Kevin Freitas Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:17:51 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1589 Perry -

Thank you for the link. No, I was unfamiliar with Flag Stop. Did you attend? Cool concept though. And I think your right, the artists involvement seemed to make a difference from what I could glean from the article. This and the flexibility to maxamize the space which I think hampered, to a large degree, the SD Fair and the Art Labs. I hope they continue.

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Perry Vasquez http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1588 Perry Vasquez Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:08:32 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1588 “Art fairs are hardly the issue or the priority.”

Kevin,

Thanks for taking the time to respond from the heart.

The drift (or thesis if you like) of my essay fell into my lap after seeing Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. My goal was to expand the reader’s idea of what art has been in comparison to how it is presented at art fairs, Art San Diego being the example closest at hand. So in a way you are right, art fairs are hardly the issue, maybe only a small element in the larger frame of reference.

I wonder if you heard of the Flag Stop event that took place in LA the same weekend as Art San Diego? Artists were more deeply involved in its organization and direction. It was staged in an automobile showroom instead of a hotel conference hall. Even the change of venue seems to offer new possibilities.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/09/flagstop_lexus_art_installatio.php

Perry

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Kevin Freitas http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1587 Kevin Freitas Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:16:36 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1587 Perry -

Thoughtful essay, much to ponder and an apt reminder of where “art” originated from and where it is now – freed from the cave as it where. I would like to think most artists still possess some of those shamanistic qualities (the ritual of making art in the studio and the belief in its “spiritual,” if not contemporary, message) but I’m not so sure anymore. That aside, it’s quite easy to take a stand against the art market – like a whiff of bad things to come or warnings on a pack of cigarettes against their consumption and use. Art fairs are just one aspect, one cog in the machinery of the art world, a model of commercial exchange that has been universally adopted buy us all as a way of conducting business. And it is just that, business.

I do not believe any of the corporate sponsors of this year’s art fair including VIP attendees, applicants, or anyone else participating even remotely questioned whether or not they were having a negative effect on “critical artistic practices”. If they did, it’s likely they didn’t care or even notice. They all received compensation for their sponsorship or paid participation in one way or another. Even a half-hearted attempt by Quint to supplant the supermarket mentality of buying and selling art fell flat as subversive pastiche despite the jolly absurd romp that it was.

The point is everyone was aware of their bottom line, even the Children’s Museum who set up shop just outside the entrance to sell local artists’ works. There was no altruistic behavior or critical thinking demonstrated in any of this, it was not about art per se or even about artists, it was about the selling of herrings. To believe otherwise is the blind leading the blind. I’m ok with this though, I quite agree with Zwimer’s model. At least it’s not pretending to be something more or serve a higher purpose. That in itself is refreshing.

Art fairs do not stop artists from making work nor do they interfere with their interests, even if those interests are still waiting to be defined. It must seem everything is in opposition to an artist’s vision or discourse when others capitalize on their efforts, failing as artists typically do to establish their role and participation in any of this. I believe NO would be a good word to employ from time to time. But their power and actions are also in jeopardy. Betting their artistic production against “potential” sales is probably not a good idea, but using that artistic production to establish a base line in society as a commodity worth paying for (worth over speculation) probably is. Defining the role of the artist within her community (at least as important as other working professionals) as a generator of beneficial ideas, causes, and potential solutions to urban living and planning, societal needs and general well being, even education… ad nauseum would be appreciated and helpful.

Some 32,000 years later, artists need to wake up to what’s going on around them in the world and do something about their own fate. Art fairs are hardly the issue or the priority.

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Perry http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1586 Perry Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:31:41 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1586 Richard,
I have no immediate answer to your question of how artists should best adapt to the marketplace but I did find your focus on the artistic touches being added to the Fiat car-buying experience right on. The term “art” continues to be positive in people’s minds (unless you are a conservative culture warrior) making it useful to marketing specialists. The appearance of horses on the walls of the Chauvet cave and the presence of Lincoln’s horseless carriages in their promotional graphic for Art San Diego also illustrates your point I think.

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Comment on Into the Temple of Art by Richard Gleaves http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/into-the-temple-of-art-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1585 Richard Gleaves Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:45:32 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3954#comment-1585 The question then becomes: how can artists position themselves in society when the fundamental concepts underlying their practice have already been so thoroughly appropriated by the marketing industry for use as catalysts for consumption?

Consider the following article on the introduction of a new automobile to the USA:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2011-02-01-fiat50001_CV_N.htm

The marketers in question decided to rename the dealerships as “studios”.

Meantime, the news article itself offers “galleries” of photos accompanying the article.

The ultimate irony here is that the target audience for this car statistically has no interest in art galleries or art studios per se, yet they are expected to respond positively to these terms for their ability to cast an aura of enchantment over the product in question.

Poor artists… they never had a chance.

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Comment on 5 from 1: Damien Gilley by 5 from 1 artist Damien Gilley- “Infinity Games” | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/31/damien-gilley/comment-page-1/#comment-1581 5 from 1 artist Damien Gilley- “Infinity Games” | AGITPROP Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:59:19 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3701#comment-1581 [...] 2011 • 8:59 am Add A Comment Primarily known for his complex installations and wall drawings, Damien Gilley has created for the Independent Infinity Games, a series of 2-dimensional works utilizing laser [...]

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Comment on Mark Wallace, India Radfar & Simone Forti at Agitprop by On Poetry Communities (Part Two) | spooksbyme.org http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/01/mark-wallace-india-radfar-simone-forti-at-agitprop/comment-page-1/#comment-1580 On Poetry Communities (Part Two) | spooksbyme.org Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:27:25 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1115#comment-1580 [...] of the series. For me, the best events create almost mystical combinations of people. The Simone Forti, India Radfar & Mark Wallace reading was one such moment–I loved seeing people from the dance community of UCSD and beyond [...]

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Comment on 9/1/11 Southwestern Art Gallery: Selections from Past & Present Art Faculty by bob matheny http://agitpropspace.org/2011/08/26/selections-from-past-present-art-faculty/comment-page-1/#comment-1572 bob matheny Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:59:01 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3514#comment-1572 southwestern college and the art department were founded in 1961. this is the fiftieth anniversary.

the art gallery followed soon after in the 1961-62 school year with a one-man show by john baldessari.

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Comment on 5 from 1: Margaret Meehan by 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan on Glasstire | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/27/5-from-1-margaret-meehan/comment-page-1/#comment-1561 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan on Glasstire | AGITPROP Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:25:19 +0000 http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1815#comment-1561 [...] 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan on Glasstire by Jessica Mc on Sep 10, 2011 • 6:25 pm Add A Comment Check out 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan‘s [...]

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