2009 Season Event Images from "When New is Old Art After Meltdown" - 2008 Season Event

NEXT: POST Contemporary art
-- What's Next?

Panel Discussion with:
Beth Venn
Curator of Contemporary and American Art, Newark Museum

Peter Nesbett
Founder of Triple Candie, Publisher and Editor, artonpaper

Shelly Bancroft
Founder of Triple Candie, Publisher, artonpaper

Matthew Deleget
Artist and Founder/Director of MINUS SPACE

James Kalm
Producer of The Kalm Report seen - Artforum, Saatchi Online,
Critic for The Brooklyn Rail and Artist

moderated by Gae Savannah
Writer, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, Artist

Saturday, April 25, 2009 1:00PM

immediatedly followed by an RRC Party

Continuing the Celebration of

$12.00/in advance | $20.00/at the door

NEXT: POST Contemporary art
--What's Next?

[Last nights conversation between two critics in Chelsea] "...was the Revenge of the Academics - dead-air & moribund jargon. What they had to say seemed devoid of generosity; not alive in any way; intentionally not vulnerable; only seemed aware of early "Relational Aesthetics" and "Institutional Critique" artists as legitimate; used theory more as fashion or as a "Club" or distancing tool to deal with the present; because they mask their desires with seriousness."
-- Jerry Saltz (Facebook 4-09)

"The list of artists that I posted previously [on Facebook] reflects my frustration/anger with curators who mainly choose artists who have already been chosen by other curators; who shun anything that is NOT installation, video, b/w late-late Conceptualism, or art that needs long labels. I love a lot of this art. Yet WAY too many curators are afraid of/hostile to anything VISUAL, MATERIAL, or PHYSICAL."
-- Jerry Saltz (4-09)

"Among all the madmen in world literature, Don Quixote is a peculiarly generous one. His derangement takes the form of freely giving to the world the exaltedness it lacks."
-- Matthew Sharpe (Art on Paper 9-09)

Facebook provocateur Jerry Saltz has recently called hegemonious contemporary art practice to task. Must meritorious art be mercantile, academically smart and purposeful? More than where we are, whats next? Whos talking about alternate currents and what might a new (hybrid) paradigm look like? Who are some innovators whore changing the rules, the process, the attitude, the look? Economic watershed moment + new city = new ways to conceive of art: five panelists will share their views.