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On Saturday 17 October 2009, the Hartismo (Galician Hartista Stuckists Group), which started in Spain, celebrates its first year of life. The Hartista Stuckists are in 13 countries with more than 50 autonomous affiliated groups. They have published three editions of their magazine, and carried out gatherings and protest actions.
To celebrate their first birthday, they have invited to all the painters, hartistas or not, to occupy peacefully with their art the outskirts of the CGAC (Galician Contemporary Art Center), and subsequently the old helmet of Compostela. It will be the first event of the Convocatoria Pinta(c), which they will celebrate each year in support of the recognition of painting as contemporary art.
They are inviting painters from all over the country, including Pedro Good, Manuela Díaz Orjales, Rafael Úbeda and Alfonso Coast, as well as Caesar Aguilar, of the Catalonia Stuckistas Catalonian. The CONVOCATORIA PINTA[C] will consist of the painting pictures in situ with the participation of member of the public. They bill it as a great opportunity to experience "that rare and experimental variety of art called PAINTING."
The event begins around 11 o'clock in the morning in the environment of the CGAC, where Avelina Lésper, Mexican art critic and member of Hartismo, will read out a specially composed text. At the end of the day, there will be a gathering in the studio of the artist, Méndez, a hartista from Compostela, for a Magosto (traditional feast).
The works carried out in the Convocatoria Pinta(c) they will be shown subsequently in various locations through the city. For more details, see the Hartista blog the blog hartista http://hartismo.blogspot.com, to write email@example.com, or call Mariano Casas on 606652666 or Anxo Varela on 665491386. Web site: www.hartismo.com
other considerations, such as the amount of contact between the
two artists, the length of time each artist was working in a particular
way, and even which work was done first, we present a visual comparison,
so that readers can judge for themselves whether work by the artist
on the right could possibly have been - not perhaps just influenced
by or inspired by or even have some similar elements
to - but actually full-on plagiarised or directly copied
from work by the artist on the left. With that, we rest the case
for the defence, m'lud.
CRONBORG (CHICAGO) BOOK (Jun 08)
Holland says of the problem, "Throughout the planet, there are places
where you can dip a cup of water from the ocean, and when you analyze
it, you find it's filled with invisible molecules of plastic. The
human race is literally turning the ocean into liquid plastic. Even
if we stopped manufacturing plastics right now, I'm not sure whether
it's too late." "The majority of the eggs in Project Egg don't actually
get found, and my concern is that the eggs could end up washed into
storm drains and ultimately wind up in the ocean. I cannot, in good
conscience, be a party to that." As for the thousands of green plastic
Easter eggs already obtained for the event, Holland vows to find a
means to permanently recycle them, including grinding them into a
particulate material to blend into his paintings, thereby keeping
them indoors and out of landfills and oceans.
'Baloney' Juliano (Connecticut Stuckists) live on radio WPKN 89.5
However it should be pointed out that the narratives do 'read as unresolved mysteries waiting for individual viewers to supply the missing puzzle-pieces', so it's not going to be as straightforward as it might seem. Details of Koi gallery here. Terry Marks website: www.artgalny.com
New Haven Stuckists Co-founder, Jesse Richards, informs us, "the clown in the News 12 picture is John Watson, Nic's dad, who happens to be a public defender for the state of CT. He thought it would be cool to dress up with us as clowns and do the thing. He ended up playing the clown judge. The courthouse that he works at is a block away from the federal courthouse where we did this."
in the New York area
Marks, New York Stuckists, Exhibits
"here in nyc & over a week later, there is still smoke rising from the site of the former WTC, which i can see from my window. people are trying to get back to normal, but it's very difficult, especially downtown where debris is still airborne and people wear face masks. everywhere else has become a giant memorial, with photocopied notices of people who are still missing posted up on bus shelters, public telephones, and sides of buildings.
"everyone i know has been in a severe state of shock for a week, unable to sleep, eat, concentrate, or do anything at all. we're gradually snapping out of it, but we've been changed. the sound of planes overhead makes me look up anxiously; the talk of war on the radio makes my stomach hurt. all this flag-waving is making me nervous. seeing it on t.v. was bad enough, seeing it in person, live, out the window, was unreal.
"i want to say thank you here to everyone from the stuckist network who emailed me. your kind words are all appreciated. i need to laugh right now so anyone who's got any good jokes please send them. thanks."
Organiser Rebecca Ellis writes: "This message is for all Stuckists: Due to the terrible events here in the United States, there will not be a second opening of PINK.I regret that I will not be able to have a second exhibit of the Stuckists' paintings, as it seems inappropriate at this time. Thank you to all that supported my efforts."
The Seattle group has added, "The current situation makes it impossible to plan any future events right now."
Iracema Brochado from Brasil expresses worldwide sentiment: "We feel deeply sorry for those who lost their lives as much as for those who lost their friends, colleagues, and loved ones. [This] moment is for solidarity and cooperation, above all."
Stuckist documentary short film 'Art gets unstuck' by Kaye Blum has been accepted into the "Jaffas down the aisle film festival" in Melbourne from Oct 17 - Nov 4. Email Regan Tamanui for more details.
Much interest has been generated about the upcoming Stuckist exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Plans are in the works for larger shows. Check www.stealingisgood.com for details of the show on 8 September, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Marks of New York is mentioned in
this article about the show. (10.09.01)
Three of the New Haven Stuckists (Jesse Richards, Marisa Shepherd, and Catherine Chow) will be showing their paintings for the first time as part of City-Wide Open Studios in New Haven, Ct. from Oct. 15th until Oct. 28. One piece by each will be at the main exhibition through the whole time period listed, and the other paintings will be shown on the weekend of Oct. 27th and 28th. More info will be available at cwos.org, or you can e-mail the New Haven Stuckists at email@example.com
Art Sale: Michelle England Invites you to An sale of early drawings and paintings on Sunday 19th August, 4pm 6pm, at 31 Goodwood Mansions, Stockwell Par Walk, SW9 OXZ. 0207 738 3113. Handmade cards from £2, paintings from £10
commented: "The show was a lot of fun and I had no idea there
would be so many different styles of painting there, it definitely
took a long time to absorb it all, it wasn't like walk in and look
for a few minutes then you're done, like some art shows. ... I think
the one with the skeletons drinking was my favorite (Philip Absolon).
The food at the show was actually good hot prepared food, not the
usual punch and cookies. I had a wonderful time and I'll go back again..."
RADIO - USA
STUCKISTS TV DEBATE
IT NOTES WIN ART AWARD - ALMOST
COMES TO/ON AMERICA
quite sizable crowd came and mostly stayed all evening, imbibing beer
(Dockery provided free beer, so the Everclear-spiked punch was foregone)
and oohing and ahhing at the Billy Childish paintings. Cheeseburger
& Fries performed with special guest Eggroll on Mandolin, wowing
the crowd with our low-budget gutbucket hillbilly garage punk blues.
The little girls understand. Hair Police also played a brief but powerful
noise-jam on our instruments after we went upstairs.... more"
HIT MELBOURNE PRESS
SEATTLE STUCKISTS VS PIGS ON PARADE: THE WHOLE STORY
SHOW ON THE WEB
The opening of the London Stuckists show THE STUCKISTS: THE FIRST REMODERNIST ART GROUP at Artbank Gallery on 7 March 2001, also marked the launch of STUCKISM INTERNATIONAL, the network of Stuckist groups around the world.
Susan Constanse, founder of The Pittsburgh Stuckists, and Nichollas Hamper, founder of The Oxford Stuckists, are both represented by a painting in the exhibition. This is the first time work from different groups outside London has been shown together.
The first international co-operation between groups was last October when THE REAL TURNER PRIZE SHOW 2000 was staged simultaneously in London, Dartington, Hamburg and Melbourne.
The London Stuckists web site has now been redesigned with pages allocated specifically for Stuckism International.
The idea of an international show or conference has already been suggested, but certainly isn't going to happen this week.
The people who started the Seattle Stuckists are a whacky bunch who have a website www.puppetslounge.com The following is an excerpt from their latest promo for it. To get on the mailing list contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"Where on the Web can you find a thoughtful treatise on "Art and Spirituality" alongside a venomous diatribe against inanimate objects? Where else on God's green earth can loving depictions of shaved Siamese cats coexist peacefully with coprophiliac bacteria and old bearded guys in dresses? Indeed, how many websites offer you the opportunity to personally participate in the persecution of the Indonesian Sun Bears while simultaneously fighting to end the pernicious tyranny of poetry?
"According to our most recent search engine results, 237.
"But one website stands out among them all: the Puppet's Lounge. Really. That's because all of our content undergoes a stringent battery of subjectification and re-objectification techniques, bleeding out all of the post-ironic conceptualist claptrap, fetishistic consumerist twaddle, and amateurish masturbatory pabulum, and then re-fortifying it with stuff that's actually quite good."
The recently formed Melbourne Stuckists stage their first-ever show, which is a sister show of the London Stuckist's alternative to Tate Britain's pathetic attempt at art. They may be down under (or we may be from their point of view) but they're not slow off the mark.
THE MELBOURNE STUCKISTS
An intrepid bunch of Stuckist supporters in deepest Devon have now officially started the Dartington Stuckist group.
Its origin is Dartington College. Members are Andrew Edwards, Jason Pinhunt, Keith Cook, Liz Hyde, Celebrity Ham.
An exhibition is being planned for Autumn.
It should be noted that this is a completely independent group, founded to support the main aims of Stuckism (see Manifesto) but doesn't mean they agree with everything, we hope
FIRST STUCKIST GROUP IN GERMANY
Stuckism continues to fulfill its promise of internationalism and regionalism with the first group in Germany, "The Lewenhagener Stuckists", in Loewenhagen,founded by Mary Lewenhagener and Tim Nathan Joel.
Like all our sister groups this one is independently motivated and self-determined, inspired by the founding Stuckist group. We exercise no control over other groups, but accept their right to be and welcome our contact with them.
They write:" The studio, Lewenhagener Auge, is set up and constantly productive.We would like to be able to hear from other like minded artists. The studio is, afterall, here to be used. So if there are other Stuckists roaming around Germany who are looking for space to paint, paint, paint. Then we recommend they contact us.
Mary and I began producing works together at the start of September, we are having our first exhibition from December the 15th onwards into the early part of 2001. Mary has already organised an exhibition here which took place in the Summer of 2000."