Chats Around The Chiminea, June 2012.
A series of four, outdoor panel discussions investigating the contemporary art-market and creative sphere.
All invited Panel members begin by being members of the audience. One by one they are introduced. Each, after introduction, walk out of the audience and to the Chiminea. In front of the Chiminea there is a stack of Pinon branches from Casita, Santa Fe. Each panel member picks up one branch and feeds it to the Chiminea, then take a seat in front. The seats are placed in a soft oval around the Chiminea. After each Panel member is seated, the following statement is spoken.
This work is open/free to the public. Audio will be available as a podcast. Discussions begin promptly at Sunset
Location: Highline Park, 10th Avenue Square
I. Pie In The Sky. 06/06 8:26 pm. A discussion that stems from the most significant and least discussed issues in the creative sphere: the momentum and vision of women that shapes the core of contemporary visual culture.
Kathy Grayson, Nicola Vassell, Cecilia Alemani, Dasha Zhukova, Amalia Dayan
II. Generation Gap. 06/13 8:27 pm. A discussion that is prompted and focuses on the history of criticism and art writing and its manifestations, manipulations, and the challenges of translating contemporary visual culture in the multi-media minded information consumer.
Saul Ostrow, Peter Schjedahl, Roberta Smith, Hal Foster, Carol Vogel, Linda Yablonsky
III. Size Matters. 6/20 8:28 pm. A discussion between artists who’s creative vernacular is directly related to the physical nature of their finished work and persona.
Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, Richard Tuttle, Sophie Calle, Yayoi Kasuma, Douglas Wheeler
IV. Dark Room. 6/27 8:29 pm. A conversation with image makers about the power of persuasion.
Wes Anderson, Cindy Sherman, Jonas Mekas, Werner Herzog, Nan Golden