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) gmail.com, 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. […]


Thanks to the crowds at our participant meet n’ greet on Friday and the opening on Sunday, we would like to invite people to RSVP for events, performances, or discussions that they are most interested in. Right now, we can realistically accommodate seating for about 40 guests and standing room for 20 more and the […]

Thoughts in the Final Stretch

#class is already making me do, and think about, a lot of things I usually try to avoid. I do not normally seek out conflict but I have already had heated discussions about it and I anticipate more, particularly with artists who do not enjoy obsessing about the “art world,” a term that is more […]

Still More Events (and updated descriptions)

First off, WE WILL BE LIVE STREAMING all the goings-on in the gallery right here to this blog. God knows how the image/sound quality will be, but we’re giving it a shot. Tune in wherever you are! And here are a few more events that have been added and/or elaborations of the descriptions of existing […]

#class Schedule!

There are still more events in development that will be added, and some shifting will occur as we deal with changes. But this is how it stands now. When things change we will update the calendar so it should always be up-to-date. Table Discussions are in yellow and Event/Performances are in green. Where it says […]

More Events, and a clarification

The list we posted earlier today comprised ONLY the events/performances/presentations to be hosted at #class, NOT the table discussions (with the exception of two discussions whose topics had substantially evolved). The rest of the table discussion topics are more or less accurately reflected in our earlier post here. As the discussions fill up with participants, […]

More events!

Here is a closer-to-comprehensive list of the events we plan to host at #class. (There are still more to come! Stay tuned for additions.) A schedule will be posted here in the next couple of days. (If you’re a #class participant who has has not confirmed his or her timeslot, email us asap!) And it […]

Market Space

Purchase Application Powhida & DaltonGraphite and colored pencil on paper 2010We will be selling this work to whomever makes their best offer based on their approximate income and rationale for ownership.  There is no fixed price point and we won’t be insulted if (a) no one wants it, (b) you can only offer what you […]

Table Discussion Topics

Here is a preliminary list of potential table discussions and people who suggested the concepts.  We have named several, so please don’t take offense if we butchered anything. We are also doing away with the traditional, hierarchical panel discussion and inviting the ‘experts’ or invited guests to sit centrally at our converted work tables along […]

Here come the projects

Here are some of the events, discussions and performances that #class plans to host at Winkleman Gallery between Feb 21 and March 20, 2010. We have over 40 events in some stage of development already. There will be a few different things going on every day the show is open! A full schedule will be […]

To Complicate Things

When Ed Winkleman offered his space to Jen and I to consider “alternatives/solutions” to the market, we had some very different ideas initially.  One of our first impulses was to completely invert the normal function of the gallery by banishing Ed, Murat, and Max from the space and creating something else.  Jen and I had […]

Draft Mission Statement (or some such thing)

#Class #class will turn Edward Winkleman Gallery into a ‘think tank’, where we will work with guest artists, critics, academics, dealers, collectors and anyone else who would like to participate to examine the way art is made and seen in our culture and to identify and propose alternatives and/or reforms to the current market system. […]

To elaborate:

This is not business as usual and we are not soliciting art work for another group show. We are asking you (if you are reading this we mean YOU!) to participate in a dialog around the art market. Also, we are not addressing the New Museum or the Imaginary Museum Series directly. Rather, we are […]

#class is coming

On or about February 20, 2010, we will transform Winkleman Gallery into a think tank for approximately one month, complete with blackboards, work tables, beer*, coffee-makers* and a mini-fridge*. We solicit your active participation in this project if you are an artist, critic, art dealer, collector, academic, art-lover, art-hater, or member of the general public. […]