Status! Status! Status!
Another major curation of AGWF. A three-day journey of Exhibition and Workshop.
The exhibition champions the accomplishments and impending struggles of international artist currently residing in New York. The gloom of administrative and quotidian preoccupations can make the life of artists brash and tiresome. Depending on the circumstances of each artist, achieving status and recognition in the US can injure the development of creativity. Status! Status! Status! signals a superficial difference between friends, which can be overcome.
It is then the goal of this exhibition to present friends with cordiality. A respect for amity results in a tolerance of stylistic dis-ambiguities. Therefore, we present work from individuals sharing in a common contingency. The works exhibited will radiate not only with the poetics of their appearance, but with commonalities that perforate the daily life of their authors.
When individuals are confronted with large scale administrative problems, a Do-It-Yourself, or a tutorial are not always enough. Instead, we suggest: Do-It-Together! Working together avoids the isolation and muteness that often accompanies international artists throughout their practice. Thus, the purposed events jettison these dismal situations for the opportunities of friendship, mutual aid, and problem solving.
Status! Status! Status! workshop is focused on cooperatively solving the mundane and logistical problems confronting international artists. We want a potluck of information on the process from both professional and personal experience; a moment for sharing tips, hints, tricks and advice among participants. Those involved are encouraged to bring anything which may be helpful. Together we can come to solutions, which are unexpected, innovative and empowering.