/ by John McGurk

#class
Organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida
 

This project seems like a timely event at Winkleman Gallery towards the end of this month. The details are still a little sketchy, but so far the topics up for discussion could be very insightful and worth the visit. Some more details below:

#class
 Feb 19 - Mar 20, 2010
Opening: SUNDAY, Feb 21, 4 -7 PM

#class Hours:
Wed. - Sun. 2-8 PM

Sampling of #class Events and Table Discussions


PLANNED PROJECTS

 

 

Hyperallergic has prepared $ECRET$ OF THE NEW YORK ART WORLD, which invites visitors to reveal who in the city's art industry owes them money. Will the pyramid scheme that is the art world collapse when the secrets come out? Hyperallergic hopes so.

 

Magda Sawon of Postmasters Gallery will host "Ask the Art Dealer," vowing to truthfully answer any and every question posed to her. We're starting to collect questions now, if you post one in the comments here it will get asked!

Sarah Smizz will give away free posters featuring her "Maps of the Art System."

 

PLANNED TABLE DISCUSSIONS

 

 

Collecting with Your Eye, Not Your Ears
• What motivates collectors to acquire work? Is it what you hear about an artist or is it the work itself?

 

Nocation, Nocation, Nocation
• How does not having a traditional brick and mortar space affect the roles of independent curators, pop-up galleries, roving spaces, independent dealers?

The Critic's Panel
• What will happen when some of New York's most prominent critics come to the table at #class?

 

Access

• One of the defining issues at the heart of #class. Is open access for all artists even a possibility in the broadest sense of the art experience? Is it the wisdom of the crowd, a lottery drawing, or the discerning 'eye' of the curator, dealer, or tastemaker that should shape we see?

 

Bolshevik!
•An open invitation to Marxists (and sympathizers!) to have a special dialog about the aging alternative to Capitalism.

Success?

• Another open invitation to discuss how the easy and plentiful money of the art boom fueled perceptions that this one was different and that it would last forever. How does the influx of money change artists, dealers, collectors, and is it a trap that promotes a defensive, cautious position?

For more info and updates on the schedule, check here:
http://hashtagclass.blogspot.com/