Author: powhida

  • #rank teleconference info

    We have no idea how well this will work, but we are going to try. If you can’t make it to #rank, but want to participate, call in to our teleconference. The phone number and access code are listed below. Please note the teleconference will be recorded. Date and Time: Thu 12/30/2010 06:00 PM (GMT-05:00) […]

  • #rank Miami Discussion at Winkleman Gallery

    One thing we were not able to realize at #rank as much as we would have liked was to have lively (contentious), open-ended (informal) discussions about art fair culture. We are also interested in the connections between the fairs, the market, and more broadly to cultural production. In that spirit, we are hosting a post-#rank […]

  • Feeling #rank (Part 3)

    In my original post about #rank, I argued that there were too many events going on back to back without enough time for reflection. Having time to casually discuss what we were attempting to do at #class, as I’ve said, was an important access point for visitors. Another thing that also helped people drop their […]

  • Feeling #rank (Part 2), The Ideas…

    Now that I’ve given myself and Jen Dalton a critique about how we shaped #rank, I want to turn the discussion away from the structure towards what actually happened.  I’m going to work through the events based purely on my subjective recollection of the events regardless of chronology.  It’s my personal form of ranking the […]

  • Feeling #rank (Part 1)

    Feeling #rank (Part 1)

    Now that I am back home from Miami and have had a couple days to think about #rank, I am feeling rather that, just rank. Every year that I’ve gone to Miami, I leave feeling like I’ve lifted the curtain and stared at the great god Pan and learned some horrible truth about the universe. […]

  • Being Grantee (About Grants & Grantmaking)

    A free-ranging discussion about grants for artists – how and why they are given – with Sean Elwood, the Director of Artist Programs for Creative Capital Foundation in New York. Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, […]

  • Measure by Man Bartlett

    Acting as the Absurd Tailor, Man Bartlett will take measurements of fair-goers and relate them to the measurements of the art for sale at SEVEN and other fairs. Based on actual and imagined relationships, the artist will draw conclusions about which work is best suited (or not) for the potential buyers.

  • Hello My Name Is by Pumkin Folgers & Corduroy Jackson

    Identifier Corporation Pres. Pumpkin Folgers VP. Corduroy Jackson W 46th St & Broadway Ave New York, NY 10036 (T) 646-801-6212 Attention: William Powhida & Jen Dalton: Identifier Corporation, has been providing a unique service for visual artist, musician, and the performing arts since 2000. We have  great understanding that the name we are born with […]

  • Where do YOU #Rank? by Laura Isaac

    If we were forced to wear our resume on our sleeve, would we be proud, indifferent, or ashamed? How much is our identity rolled into our given rank? I will be creating various wearable ranks (t-shirts) that correspond to different positions in the “art world”: artist, patron, collector, critic, gallery director, curator, etc. Within each […]

  • #rank Forum by JD Hastings

    Art is beautiful in part for its ability to express the ambiguous, the non-verbal and the mysterious. It can also be used to represent subjects in ways that appeal to the mind in novel ways. with novel effects. Unfortunately as a born literalist I find it impossible to wrap my mind around a complex problem […]

  • Healing from PTAD (Post-Traumatic Art Disorder) by Emily Auchincloss

    #Rank Discussion: Healing from PTAD (Post-Traumatic Art Disorder) Contemporary art is defined in this moment by labels such as Pluralism (what does this mean?) and Post-Modernism (soooo old). Why? Well, no-one has bothered to come up with anything better, or no-one knows… But is anyone TRYING to know? As an artist, I cannot attempt to […]

  • Destineez Child

    Destineez Child

    Destineez Child explores themes in trickle down marketing and cultural phenomenon surrounding places like convenience stores, hair salons, car washes and flea markets. Some of our high-end concepts include the oscillating ashtray, fools gold grills, press on toe nails, strollers with living space for a cat, and booster seats constructed out of old phone books. […]

  • Free Art Stand by Sean Naftel

    Free Art Stand by Sean Naftel

    Free Art Stand questions the idea of payment & capital for works of art. Is there a value in having work distributed in the atmosphere that surrounds major art fairs like SCOPE or Frieze or Basel or any of the numerous, large, commercially profitable international art fairs? Is there a long-term value in that situation? in future […]

  • Gender, Age and Location Bias in the Art Market

    The case for gender/age bias in the art market, while not a new phenomenon, is so pervasive that the entire system may need to be dismantled in order for a viable gender/age neutral paradigm to evolve. Adding in location as another barrier, if the artist doesn’t live and work in New York or another large […]

  • Art Fair Bingo Card: Food by John Pyper

    The Miami fair isn’t in one place or certainly isn’t one experience. More often than not, business is done off-site in bars and restaurants. While visitors are immersed in the experience, they can interact with art insiders from around the world over coffee, eat trashy food on the fly, splurge on one more drink, or […]

  • Labor Class by Bernard Klevickas

     The art fabrication business straddles an odd line between the inside/outside aspects of the art world. Some employees are unknown artists fresh out of art school and some are artists with some shows under their belt but not established, and there are some artists who have given up on their own work, then there […]

  • Sorry I Couldn’t Be There, by @Platea

    “Sorry I Couldn’t Be There” is a crowd-created video series.  Developed by members of @Platea, the social media art collective directed by An Xiao, the series features artists from around the world explaining briefly why they couldn’t attend #rank and swing by Miami.  Ultimately, the video would highlight concerns around geographic access and about who’s […]

  • Art Assault, by Paul Steen

    Art Assault is a first person shooter game about hierarchies and social boundaries in the art world, and ownership of the exhibition space.

  • Is the Art Fair a Carnival or a County Fair? by Suzanne Stroebe and Caitlin Rueter

    We will play the image of Art Fair as carnival, as spectacle of gluttony and lasciviousness, against the image of Art Fair as county fair, as “wholesome” place where community gathers to reaffirm bonds (and, perhaps, to reaffirm hierarchies). Women perform different roles in each of these contexts.  In light of these contrasting visions, how […]

  • 2010 Art World Census by Ben Valentine

    2010 Art World Census – Make Your Opinion Matter Powhida stated in his #Class reflection, “the chalkboards never achieved what one might call ‘organized thought.’” This is especially true for those who were unable to attend. So, during the course of #Rank, attendees can easily document their discussions by filling out the 2010 Art World […]

  • Building Backbones by Diedra Krieger

    Artists are invited to read rejection letters from a grant application, residency or exhibition submission at Building Backbones on Friday, December 3, from 3-4pm at Ed Winkleman’s space at Seven, as part of William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton’s #Rank Miami. To participate, send an image with the artist’s name and a copy of the rejection […]

  • Maritza Ruiz Kim’s The Interview…

    “The Interview: In Which I Ask Myself All The Questions You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Care to Ask, Along Also With the Answers You Didn’t Care About” is a short performance in which art world roles (institutions, curators, influencers, the marginalized, and the artist as first-person) are examined using one artist’s experience with twitter. What […]

  • Sarah Wentworth’s Waiting for Enlightenment

    Sarah Wentworth – Waiting for Enlightenment Considering art to be a spiritual experience of sorts, and considering the sheer density of accumulated art works in the Miami area during the art fairs, there is a special opportunity to reap art spiritual benefit from being present in proximity. Sarah Wentworth will sit patiently in Ed Winkleman’s […]

  • Garric Simonsen’s Fortune 500

    Garric Simonsen’s Fortune 500

    Fortune 500 asks: How do corporations influence institutional decision-making and artistic freedom? Fortunes are geared mostly toward the careers of artists and their engagements with institutions, commercial galleries, gender issues, identity, community, life…etc. Additional fortunes will vaguely address the possibility of critics, curators, directors and gallery owners. Participants are encouraged to tweet their fortune(s) for […]

  • Sarah Smizz’s LEAN

    LEAN is defined as an overall methodology that seeks to minimize the resources required for production by eliminating waste. /// Learn all about the LEAN method to creating art and collect your Lean Art Taster course booklet, Sarah Smizz special edition : How to Get Your Work Shown at the Art-Fair, for all of those […]

  • MTAA’s Freeing Lunch

    From December 1st through December 4th, 2010 MTAA will present the collaboration’s first, only and possibly last artwork at a Miami art fair. The work is titled “Freeing Lunch.” Each day MTAA will attempt to have a large pizza delivered to Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida. The pizza is to arrive between noon and 1PM […]

  • #Rank Miami Call for Proposals

    We have received the green light to host #Rank Miami, taking place during the Miami art fairs this December 1-4. Building on the ideas and energy of the #Class events last winter (if you don’t know what we’re talking about see our previous project statement for #class) we will host three days of non-gala events, non-curated […]

  • First Reflections

    First Reflections

    “Never before in my 15 years of living and making art in New York City, have I felt so connected to a group of intellectually engaged and caring artists. The experienced has totally changed my approach to art making in that I take “communty” into account like never before, and I mean all kinds of […]

  • Jerry Saltz on #class via Facebook

    Since I didn’t get a chance to write about #Class I’ll share one or two thoughts here. When I first heard about #Class I imagined an insular group of people all telling one another that they’re right and everyone else is impure. As a paranoid I also imagined that I would be branded as “uncool” […]

  • #Class Reflections

    Sadly, #class is out for an extended recess, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. We would like to invite all the participants of #class to submit personal reflections on your experiences. It has been said that there is no organized thought without writing. While #class was an amazing, immersive, and exhausting experience, the chalkboards never […]

  • Two Last-minute Cancellations!!

    Sorry to say… Kimberly Wright’s Collector Preferences Presentation 3/19 at 6pm is canceled. Dr. Kristin’s and Dr. Gloria’s Writing Workshop 3/20 at 2pm is canceled. We have only two more days of #class. But there are still more fun events, check the calendar! Our last event on Saturday 3/20 at 6pm is Rant Night. Come […]

  • Phil Buehler’s Advertising Methods Canceled!

    Formerly scheduled for 2pm on Wednesday, March 17th. Sorry!

  • Sarah Schmerler "The Writer is: IN"

    On Wednesday, March 17th, at 6:30pm Sarah Schmerler will talk about artist’s statements and then write your artist statement for you – as fast as she can. First come; first served. 15 minutes, tops. 6:30-7:00pm: Intro to Statement Writing7:00-8:00pm: Schmerler writes in ‘real time.’ Bring pencil and paper, a CD or URL address for your […]

  • Nocation, Nocation, Nocation Canceled

    Due to an non-existent response for panelists, we are canceling the discussion in favor of work time.

  • Labor Class and the Critic’s Panel

    Labor ClassWhat is involved in making a Koons sculpture? Or building six 30 foot tall Louise Bourgeois spiders? If you are interested in seeing and hearing how sculpture from these and many other established artists is made come to Labor class presented by Bernard Klevickas on Friday at 4 pm. If you work with or […]

  • Leigh Waldron-Taylor’s Kaprow Reading Saturday Canceled!

    We are going to try to reschedule if we can! Here is the event info:I will read a written response to Allan Kaprow’s essay Should the artist become a man of the world? published in ARTnews, October, 1964. Please read the essay and consider whether it has any significance for today’s artist and the questions […]

  • Background, Identity and the Straight White Male Discussion

    Here is more info on this discussion and speaker biographies. This will take place at #class next Saturday the 6th at 4pm! RSVP is recommended to hashtagclass (at) gmail (dot) com. Background, Identity and the Straight White Male – (Suggested by An Xiao )As William Powhida wrote, “The complexion of the art world is a […]

  • Instructions for Today’s Event in Second Life

    Hi everyone, If you’d like to join us in Second Life for Debbie Ainscoe’s event “Optimists, Pessimists and Skeptics,” you can go to Second Life’s website to download Second Life. It’s free! Then send us an email message at hashtagclass (at) gmail (dot) com and we will make friends with you and help you teleport […]

  • "Receta" performance today 2/26 RESCHEDULED!

    Rocio Rodriguez Salceda’s performance “Receta” is canceled today because of the snow! It will be rescheduled for next Thursday, March 4, at 6pm. Stamatina Gregory and Jovana Stokic’s “Bad Curating” event is still on for 6pm. The gallery will be open today from 2-8, we’ll be there!

  • Ben Davis’s 9.5 Theses on Art and Class

    Ben’s much talked about text “9.5 Theses on Art and Class” is now publicly available here. Please read and share with everyone you know who is concerned about art’s relation to class and society. The art world is not isolated or removed from the world, and we will be discussing Ben’s text during the course […]

  • Notes on RSVP, Calendar & Chalkboards

    First, please RSVP for events to hashtagclass (at), NOT to Winkleman Gallery. Second, please check the calendar here on the blog before heading to events – things sometimes change and this calendar will be updated as that happens! Third, we want to be as clear as possible about what we’re doing on the chalkboards. […]