Monday, January 23, 2006

reality television meets the art world!

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Just when you can't get enough of reality shows like project runway and america's next top model, a new artist based reality show has emerged called "Artstar" and is put on by NY gallery Deitch Projects.

"Though the title rather playfully implies that one of the eight will emerge a star, participants won't be kicked off the show every week, they won't be living together, and there isn't going to be an official winner. Each of the participants was given a $1,000 gift certificate to spend on materials, a $500 honaorarium, and 24-hour access to 7,000 sq ft of shared studio space." Art Review jan/feb issue.
"Gallery HD and Deitch Projects are pleased to announce ARTSTAR, a groundbreaking new television documentary. ARTSTAR is the first-ever unscripted television series set in the New York art world. Selected from an open call, the eight chosen artists will have the opportunity to participate in the Art Parade at Deitch Projects. ARTSTAR will document these artists as they interact with leading critics, collectors, curators and artists in New York, while making new artworks as part of a historic collaborative participation in Deitch Projects and Paper Magazine's production of the Art Parade." Artstar official site

Check out the ARTSTAR site for more details. Too bad that it only airs on the Voom Dish network :(


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was started a year ago (last Feb) and Deitch couldn't get it off the ground. It resurfaced the first time in August/Sept. I wonder if he'll make it work this time.

10:02 PM  
Blogger art blogs are fun said... must have because I just read about it again in the recent Art Review mag. they even showed production stills of the artists.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this sposed' to be like project runway?

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the only one benefiting by this so called 'reality' show will be Deitch Projects. I hope it never comes to fruition. It seems like just another way that artists are exploited for another's financial gain. Perhaps revealing a pathetic need of the artists themselves that have waited all night in line to participate and touching a collective need to be recognized. Andy Warhol is smiling.

10:30 AM  

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