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Before we delve into the various elements of our project, please don't be a stranger, friend us on Facebook / Pantheonnyc Exhibition and follow us on Twitter / PANTHEONnyc. Feel free to take our open invitation to responsibly social media stalk us and tell your friends that we're cool with being ambushed by new acolytes, sincerely. To read the full press release: (1 of 4) please click on this link: http://bit.ly/f14Vf3 (2 of 4) please click on this link: http://bit.ly/fULzR8
Please visit the website for more info: http://www.pantheonnyc.comThank you all in advance! Back to our project... GOAL:
We are creating a multi-faceted street art exhibition at the former Donnell Library, which is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art. Our exhibition is a unique opportunity to engage passersby to experience more work from the genre because graffiti and street art have become noticeably scarce in Manhattan. We want to immerse residents and businesses of Midtown (Community Board 5) with art that most people need to go to the outer boroughs or trespass on "private" property to see. Our purpose is to explore a dialogue between artists and community members that go beyond the street art aesthetic, to its indelible mark in art history and deeper into the core of its impassioned themes.
We are inviting artists who have utilized and continue to utilize the street as their platform for visual communication to create artwork for this exhibition. We are planning to mount a chronological array of 35 new works that will be visible through 140 feet of window facade. In addition, we are collaborating with talented individuals to pool our resources to create a well curated, researched, documented exhibition that interacts with the public.
In further engaging residents and businesses of Community Board 5 in situ, we are hoping to have:
EXHIBITION CATALOGS available as a tangible reference to the exhibition that features an exhibition statement, images of participating artists' work, artist interviews, essays from respected members of the graffiti and street art community;
GUERILLA STREET LIBRARIANS with a card catalog as a means to playfully interact and distribute additional printed matter about the exhibition, artists and its underlying themes;
INCOGNITO STREET DOCENTS with a laser pointer who will describe the artist, medium, content of the exhibited artwork; and
LIVE PAINTING SESSIONS with participating artists to demonstrate their technique and control of their respective medium.
We want to express that our proposal, PANTHEON: A history of art from the streets of New York City was awarded the former Donnell Library as an exhibition space by chashama as part of their Windows Program. As of the launch date of our Kickstarter campaign, we have not received additional funding from any organization to complete this project. All artists, curators, and collaborators have generously contributed their personal time, resources and talent to execute this exhibition.
Your pledges will help us to:
Acquire tools and construction supplies to mount works from a series of free standing custom built walls for optimal sidewalk viewing;
Purchase an ample quantity and reasonable wattage of spotlights to properly highlight artworks that are installed in poorly lit areas of this alternative art space;
Produce and install vinyl signage for graphic elements of the exhibition such as the title, summary, historical diagram, partners, sponsors and of course our Kickstarter supporters;
Buy art supplies specifically for the live painting sessions such as paint, luan panels and brushes, etc.; also metal and wood supplies to build the cityscape that stages the live painting space; and
Most importantly, print a thousand copies of a 260-page, full color, perfect bound EXHIBITION CATALOG that will allow the exhibition to live after its close.
We are hopeful to receive a tremendous amount of interest and pledges that will further enable us to equally distribute the remainder of funds to participating artists who selflessly created work for this exhibition.
ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF SUPPORT: 1. Let's be friends 2. Tell your friends that we're friends 3. Write about your new friend's (*wink) project and post it online 4. Hang out with us at PANTHEON HQ and get training on how to be a Guerilla Street Librarian and or an Incognito Street Docent 5. Take our friendship to the next level, talk to us about partnerships and sponsorship
Join us in making PANTHEON: A history of art from the streets of New York City, a meaningful exhibition for all familiar and unfamiliar audiences to experience!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EXHIBITION: PANTHEON: A history of art from the streets of New York City
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 2, 5-7PM Press preview with curators: 4-5PM Exhibition runs April 2-17, 2011
LOCATION chashama/Donnell Library Building 20 West 53rd Street, b/w 5th & 6th Avenue New York, NY 10019 (across from MoMA)
ARTISTS Abe Lincoln, Jr., John Ahearn with Rigorberto Torres, Adam VOID, Cahil Muraghu, Cake, Darkclouds, Droid, El Celso, Ellis Gallagher, Faro, John Fekner, Freedom, Gen2, Abby Goodman, Goya, Groser, Richard Hambleton, infinity, Ket, Don Leicht, LSD-Om, Matt Siren, Nohj Coley, OverUnder, Oze 108, Quel Beast, Royce Bannon, Sadue, Jordan Seiler, Skewville, Stikman, Toofly, UFO, and Vudu.
If you have specific questions about the:
Exhibition, an internship, and/or a possible collaboration, please e-mail Daniel Feral at email@example.com;
Kickstarter campaign, partnerships, sponsorships and media relations, please e-mail Joyce Manalo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading and considering our project!
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