PS122 Season Launch by Kate Hess 5

Season Launch

Season Launch

September 5, 2012

“In previous episodes of this annual event, we’ve seen Dynasty Handbag, failed to see Praxis’s invisible tea, wounds, and substances (legal and illicit), we’ve had our portraits taken by Mark Mann, been heckled by neighbours and lauded by all. This year we’ll dwarf the Olympic opening in its ambition – and solemnly swear to under deliver on our over promises.” – Vallejo Gantner, PS122 Artistic Director

From start to finish the evening’s social convergence of artists, PS122 staff, and friends will be infused by singular performative and non-performative events of the unexpected, absurd, and often coy nature curated and featuring Get Modern on Me aka GMOM aka Neal Medlyn, Adrienne Truscott + friends.

PS122’s Season Launch Party
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
atop the Gawker Media Roof in SoHo

$35 at the door
All tickets include open bar + hors d’oeuvres

Special thanks to our Season Launch Committee:
Kate Bornstein, Enrico Ciotti, Sherry Dobbin, Michelle Stern, Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Philip Alnswick-Tobias + artist tickets sponsor William Lynch

Performances made possible in part with support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Food generously provided by Vbar, wine tasting with Terra Fossil, and beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

  • "Custodians of Beauty" by palissimoco examines beauty and its intrinsic relationship with art.… https://t.co/nDcTzJr0Bt

  • Daniel Fish's "Untitled" offers us a radical departure from his previous text-driven work. Made… https://t.co/9P8tFFgmyc

  • "A Study on Effort" by bobbijenesmith explores how we receive pleasure from effort, decoupling… https://t.co/iAq5f39XTG

  • What about a VR solution that forces you to come see live work by blocking you from watching online if you are within local radius #ArtTech

  • If artists post frequently and make themselves vulnerable online, will people still come see their work in person? #ArtTech

  • What's the first point of interaction between artist and audience? Should we begin to engage via blogs during rehearsal process? #ArtTech

  • RT @lauraknicoll: @PS122 i know - no moderator @ long tables to do what i'm asking - i should be there if i really want to participate...fo…

  • Using technology to make the process part of the art as much as the end product of art itself. #ArtTech

  • How do we teach curiosity? #ArtTech

  • RT @PaulatheBennett: Platforms like Skype are not intended for art, but artists use them. Maybe it's technology that needs to catch up with…

  • How do we use these platforms to have diverse human interactions? If we don't create our own platforms we are going to lose. #ArtTech

  • In general the arts community is not wonderful at asking questions of themselves and explaining their work. #ArtTech

  • There are roles for artists in different industries using the empathy, vulnerability that we use to create work. #ArtTech

  • Do artists have a responsibility to be activists? #ArtTech

  • The value proposition that artists bring to the table will effect the way technology is changing the notion of work #ArtTech

  • Is quantification the number one challenge of the arts? How do we measure transformational life experiences? #ArtTech

  • "Kids are not taught in school to be vulnerable and expressive" What is education component of equity in #ArtTech?

  • #arttech https://t.co/NQVs5tJSfa

  • "As a culture there has to be a collective will to include art from all people" #ArtTech

  • You can get to real equity when you invite larger groups of people. Inclusivity happens rather than a small, exclusive group. #ArtTech

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