Version 2Dear Everyone,

 

As you may have heard, Jennifer Dalton and I are collaborating on a project called MONTH2MONTH, taking place in two private apartments, one “luxury” housing setting and one “affordable” apartment. Four nights a week for the month of May we will be hosting events, performances and discussions in the apartments on the themes of housing affordability, inequality, race, class, private property, gentrification, displacement, and other reasons living is precarious in NYC. We also held a public lottery for people to stay for free in each of the apartments for 4 days at a time. We are asking the winners to participate in the two events that happen during their stay in the apartments. So it’s sort of like an art residency, and sort of like an Air bnb, and sort of like pandas at the zoo (the events will all be livestreamed).

 

In order to present a  broad a range of events from serious discussions to satirical or uncomfortable performances to other things we haven’t yet imagined, we are currently soliciting proposals for events in these apartments through an open call. Please send us ideas if there’s something you’d like to do, and/or share this with anyone else you know who may be interested in participating.

 

Events should be no longer than 90 minutes in duration and will take place May 28 through 31 (Memorial Day Weekend) between 6-8pm.

 

Submit proposals here

 

-Best,

 

William and Jennifer
www.month2month.nyc

 

PS Read more about the project in CityLab and Brooklyn Magazine

MONTH2MONTH Open Call
Posted by admin on 18 April 2016

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Democracy presents us with choices, and based on his campaign platform to address wealth and income inequality that could fund programs to support more Americans, I’m voting for Bernie Sanders in the New York State primary. What are the issues that will inform your choice? Make sure you’re registered at canivote.org

These participatory drawings were commissioned by Spring/Break co-founders Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly for their #BernNYBern rally in the spirit of engaging in democratic dialog about the differences and similarities of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns.  No matter who wins the Democratic Primary, we should all be aware of were the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us.  Not voting in November because your candidate didn’t win the primary is definitely not an option in the face of the Republican candidates.  We can’t afford four years of destructive and regressive Republican policies, or whatever insane free-market nonsense Donald Trump continues to sell to undereducated Americans motivated by fear of difference and social progress.  Please keep an open mind and show the rest of the country that New York Democrats will be coming out to vote in droves.

#WhichDemocrat
Posted by admin on 8 April 2016

I’m pleased to announce a new collaboration with Jennifer Dalton called MONTH2MONTH, a public art project set in private residences in New York City produced by MoreArt.  The project is an unorthodox framework for discussing the limited access to affordable housing through public lotteries tied to private development.   As a public art project, the audience is structurally limited by the sites, two apartments in Manhattan that symbolize luxury and affordability.  This restricted access reflects part of our larger questions, “Is housing a right or privilege?” and “Is private property OK?”  The public is invited to apply for a free, four-night stay through a lottery as long as the applicants agree to participate in two public events during their stay.  We’ve organized a series of live events, discussions, and performances with an amazing group of artists, activists, performers, and educators to open up these private spaces to a public inquiry into the social, economic, and political dimensions of housing in New York City.  Please visit www.month2month.nyc for more information about the project including applying for a stay or hosting an event through our open call.

MONTH2MONTH
Posted by admin on 25 March 2016

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Support the 7th Annual Smack Mellon Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction Sunday May 7th.  Buy a ticket now and you might *win* this drawing.

Some Names for Drumpf
Posted by admin on 19 March 2016

Powhida_AFC_DonationIt’s basically spring in New York and that means it’s benefit season until summer gets here.  I’m happy to be making an effort to support ARTFCITY, Momenta Art, and Smack Mellon this year.  This painting is available through Paddle8 or at the ARTFCITY Spring/Brk Fundraiser at Otto’s Shrunken Head Tuesday March, 15th.  Even if you’re not able to layout $2k to support Paddy and the blog, you can still support these awesome arts organizations by purchasing a ticket.  Seriously, as museums increasingly rely on commercial galleries, we need non-profit arts writing and exhibition spaces, so we don’t see the same artists from the same galleries.
Now that Art Fair Week Part 1: The Destruction of the Middle is over, think about spending a fraction of what it would cost to buy my garbage awesome art or any art fair art and buy tickets for these great events.  Paddy’s hosting a wet t-shirt contest for manboob, Momenta and Smack Mellon’s tickets guarantee you a piece of art and with a bit of luck you might get something you can live with! If you’re really luck you’ll have something you can sell at auction in ten years to help me you move out of New York into small home in upstate New York…Sorry! I’m just thinking out loud here.  I’ve got to get out of New York City before I kill someone at an opening with a corkscrew or broken beer bottle.

 

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10:07 PM – 30 Sept 2010, 2015
Acrylic on panel
22 x 17.5 x 2 in (55.88 x 44.45 x 5.08 cm)
Framed
Courtesy of the Artist and Charlie James Gallery

Benefit Season *Again*
Posted by admin on 10 March 2016
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