I’m in Prague for the month of June doing a residency at the MEETFactory. My host, Lucie Drdova of Drdova gallery, has been the perfect guide introducing me to artists, curators, museum staff, collectors and non-profits in Prague and Brno–the second largest city in the Czech republic.
Im documenting these meetings through series of short blogs. Czech them out by CLICKING HERE.
The Unscripted ArtChat started off with Hank photographing the audience photographing him:
And went on to presentation of Hank’s work and a recount of the conversation that led up to the Rubell Family Collection’s very successful “30 Americans” exhibition that originated in 2009 and is currently still traveling. The conversation was simultaneously playful (Don and Mera cutting each other off and sweetly scolding one another) and critical (Hank shared results of his research interviewing thousands of black men about their identity, likes and dislikes essentially dispelling the myth that there are overarching and defining tendencies to this “category”).
After dinner talk was not light either as dinner guests pitted statics to Hank who argued for the accuracy of his survey approach. One could not ask for better panelists or dinner guests.
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Unscripted Bal Harbour, the program I curate for Bal Harbour Village hosted an incredible talk with artist Mark Dion and PAMM curator Rene Morales. Mark is truly brilliant and not only explained his practice, specifically his engagement with Fieldwork, but also led the audience through a dialogue of encounters that informed his social practice. Im a huge fan!
Last week I travelled to MARTE Museum in San Salvador to meet LA artist RETNA whose upcoming show is planned at the Museum in March 2014, his cousin Bobby and collector/ MARTE contemporary supporter Mario Cader-Frech. Together we went to the opening of Karl Haendel’s exhibition at MARTE museum and we visited Ronald Moran, Simon Vega and a number of other studios. I’m blown away by the work being made by artist in San Salvador…
The research I did was really useful for our upcoming publication. Shhhh….. More soon