Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Road Not Taken

In light of my bleak post on Monday, I’m attempting to drudge up a list of alternative art communities (alternative to what I’m just going to call Chelsea) that might be easier to be part of. ‘Cause I’d rather actually be part of something, than try endlessly to be part of something.

In no particular order:

1. Art/Activism – This would involve concepts like video advocacy, guerilla projections, public performance. Means of distribution would range from publications like The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, activist centers like Bluestockings, and (gulp) YouTube.

2. Artist-Curating - Putting together shows with other artists to be mounted either in a temporary space or a “remote” space.

3. Internet – Internet-based videos, interactive stuff.

4. Private Salons – temporary exhibits in homes.

Any other ideas? Feel free to chime in.

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