art sweatshop

November 30, 2011

on saturday (the 3rd) i will participate in ream (sry, only got a fb link for now). the ten of us will be drawing for 500 minutes and then selling the works for 5 euros each.

official announcement:

ream (noun)

1. A quantity of paper, formerly 480 sheets, now 500 sheets or, in a printer’s ream, 516 sheets.
2. A very large amount. Often used in the plural: reams of work to do.

10 ARTISTS
500 MINUTES
500 PIECES OF WORK

PETER BASMA-LORD
MARION J DANOFF
JACK DUPLOCK
CHLOE GROVE
TOMMY GROV
DAN HASKETT
IAN LIDDLE
HARMONY MOLINA
ANTON UNAI
CARO WEDEKIND

These ten people will be given a desk in the café & eight hours & twenty minutes to produce fifty drawings each from the ream of five hundred collectively. The time, between midday & 8.20pm, can be used as each artist chooses.

Each piece must be completed & hung in the gallery in time for the vernissage at 9pm that evening.
None of the five hundred sheets of paper may be substituted or thrown away.

This is an experiment in creativity & stamina which will hopefully result in a gallery full of five hundred beautiful & interesting images.

The works will then be for sale at a nominal fee of 5€ each so throughout the day the exhibition will build & then slowly be deconstructed as the artworks are bought & taken away.

Feel free to come down during the day while people are drawing or see the end result from 9pm.

Coming shortly………….reamexhibition.wordpress.com……….with live updates as the work is produced.

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  1. […] 10 artists are drawing for 500 consecutive minutes on 500 sheets of paper until they either collapse or get incredibly wasted at the exhibition opening starting at 9pm on friday the 14th. for the second time. […]

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