ArtStar Season Two Unveils Artist Work at Scope Miami

by Art Fag City on November 21, 2007 · 24 comments Events

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Clips from the first season of ArtStar

I like that Scope supports emerging artists, but I wish the fair didn’t have to host the second season finale of Jeffery Deitch’s self promotional, semi-exploitive reality tv show, ArtStar. According to HDTV’s press release, this year’s stars will be unveiling their work in Miami next month courtesy of Gallery HD and Scope. As some of you may recall, I didn’t care much for the show the first time around, and despite some formating changes ArtStar looks like it’s up for another bum run.

Problem number one begins with the fact that the show now cherry picks artists from one institution alone; the Chicago Art Institute. There’s nothing wrong with the school of course, except of course, that like every other art school, it has a set of biases, and tends to create a certain type of student. A narrower vision aside, the biggest issue with the show is still produced by Gallery HD, a network that has proved itself inept at editing of any kind. I guess the six of us with high definition television will have to see how these eight “lucky” winners transported to DUMBO and the Miami fairs. I’ll let you know how it goes when I’m there myself next month.

Correction: Jeffery Deitch has not produced this year’s season

  • http://twocoatsofpaint.blogspot.com Sharon

    Speaking of Miami…
    As if there isn’t enough to do during the fairs, art bloggers should stop by Art Blogger Miami Beach.

    Friday, December 7, 10am-11am
    The Dorset Hotel lobby (site of Flow Fair)
    1700 Collins Avenue
    Miami

  • http://twocoatsofpaint.blogspot.com Sharon

    Speaking of Miami…
    As if there isn’t enough to do during the fairs, art bloggers should stop by Art Blogger Miami Beach.

    Friday, December 7, 10am-11am
    The Dorset Hotel lobby (site of Flow Fair)
    1700 Collins Avenue
    Miami

  • http://twocoatsofpaint.blogspot.com Sharon

    Speaking of Miami…
    As if there isn’t enough to do during the fairs, art bloggers should stop by Art Blogger Miami Beach.

    Friday, December 7, 10am-11am
    The Dorset Hotel lobby (site of Flow Fair)
    1700 Collins Avenue
    Miami

  • Art Fag City

    Oooh. I’ll definitely come to that!

  • Art Fag City

    Oooh. I’ll definitely come to that!

  • Art Fag City

    Oooh. I’ll definitely come to that!

  • http://iamchriscollins.com chris

    As a current student of the art institute (and as someone who hasn’t witnessed the quality programming of Gallery HD,) I’m interested in this, and not in a school-spirit, “see-this-person-I-know-on-TV” type way.

    Unlike contestants on most other reality shows, the few people I’ve talked to from this show have no delusions of grandeur, and are not going on the show expecting it to rocket them into superstardom. These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.

    They are aware that they will become characatures, their work watered down and made palatable, their words taken out of context to create drama, but they seem have a sense of humor about it. They see it as a lark, something to do for six months, and free studio space in NY; NOT their ticket to the big time.

    Institutional bias is a whole different story. As someone immersed in it, I have my own ideas, but as someone with an objective POV, Paddy, I was curious if you’ve noticed any particular institutional biases from alumni @ SAIC?

  • http://iamchriscollins.com chris

    As a current student of the art institute (and as someone who hasn’t witnessed the quality programming of Gallery HD,) I’m interested in this, and not in a school-spirit, “see-this-person-I-know-on-TV” type way.

    Unlike contestants on most other reality shows, the few people I’ve talked to from this show have no delusions of grandeur, and are not going on the show expecting it to rocket them into superstardom. These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.

    They are aware that they will become characatures, their work watered down and made palatable, their words taken out of context to create drama, but they seem have a sense of humor about it. They see it as a lark, something to do for six months, and free studio space in NY; NOT their ticket to the big time.

    Institutional bias is a whole different story. As someone immersed in it, I have my own ideas, but as someone with an objective POV, Paddy, I was curious if you’ve noticed any particular institutional biases from alumni @ SAIC?

  • http://iamchriscollins.com chris

    As a current student of the art institute (and as someone who hasn’t witnessed the quality programming of Gallery HD,) I’m interested in this, and not in a school-spirit, “see-this-person-I-know-on-TV” type way.

    Unlike contestants on most other reality shows, the few people I’ve talked to from this show have no delusions of grandeur, and are not going on the show expecting it to rocket them into superstardom. These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.

    They are aware that they will become characatures, their work watered down and made palatable, their words taken out of context to create drama, but they seem have a sense of humor about it. They see it as a lark, something to do for six months, and free studio space in NY; NOT their ticket to the big time.

    Institutional bias is a whole different story. As someone immersed in it, I have my own ideas, but as someone with an objective POV, Paddy, I was curious if you’ve noticed any particular institutional biases from alumni @ SAIC?

  • http://iamchriscollins.com chris

    As a current student of the art institute (and as someone who hasn’t witnessed the quality programming of Gallery HD,) I’m interested in this, and not in a school-spirit, “see-this-person-I-know-on-TV” type way.

    Unlike contestants on most other reality shows, the few people I’ve talked to from this show have no delusions of grandeur, and are not going on the show expecting it to rocket them into superstardom. These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.

    They are aware that they will become characatures, their work watered down and made palatable, their words taken out of context to create drama, but they seem have a sense of humor about it. They see it as a lark, something to do for six months, and free studio space in NY; NOT their ticket to the big time.

    Institutional bias is a whole different story. As someone immersed in it, I have my own ideas, but as someone with an objective POV, Paddy, I was curious if you’ve noticed any particular institutional biases from alumni @ SAIC?

  • http://leisurearts.blogspot.com LeisureArts

    “These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.”

    How do you know that other reality show participants are not “self-aware?” Peruse some interviews and you’ll find much contradictory evidence.

    Art school kids, as a population, are just as naive as any other. The difference is that they are often trained/socialized to be smug and overly-confident in their self-criticality which leads them to making statements like yours.

  • http://leisurearts.blogspot.com LeisureArts

    “These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.”

    How do you know that other reality show participants are not “self-aware?” Peruse some interviews and you’ll find much contradictory evidence.

    Art school kids, as a population, are just as naive as any other. The difference is that they are often trained/socialized to be smug and overly-confident in their self-criticality which leads them to making statements like yours.

  • http://leisurearts.blogspot.com LeisureArts

    “These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.”

    How do you know that other reality show participants are not “self-aware?” Peruse some interviews and you’ll find much contradictory evidence.

    Art school kids, as a population, are just as naive as any other. The difference is that they are often trained/socialized to be smug and overly-confident in their self-criticality which leads them to making statements like yours.

  • http://leisurearts.blogspot.com LeisureArts

    “These are smart, self-aware artists, not 17 year-old singers on American Idol, and are approaching it as such.”

    How do you know that other reality show participants are not “self-aware?” Peruse some interviews and you’ll find much contradictory evidence.

    Art school kids, as a population, are just as naive as any other. The difference is that they are often trained/socialized to be smug and overly-confident in their self-criticality which leads them to making statements like yours.

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  • dixied

    i wasn’t aware jeffrey deitch had anything to do with the second season of artstar…oh wait. he doesn’t.

  • dixied

    i wasn’t aware jeffrey deitch had anything to do with the second season of artstar…oh wait. he doesn’t.

  • dixied

    i wasn’t aware jeffrey deitch had anything to do with the second season of artstar…oh wait. he doesn’t.

  • dixied

    i wasn’t aware jeffrey deitch had anything to do with the second season of artstar…oh wait. he doesn’t.

  • adk

    I would love to see the new art star but Dish Network saw it fit too get rid of gallery HD just like that gone!!!!! I guess most people watch Monster HD, kung foo network or the 16 versions of A@E because they are still there.

  • adk

    I would love to see the new art star but Dish Network saw it fit too get rid of gallery HD just like that gone!!!!! I guess most people watch Monster HD, kung foo network or the 16 versions of A@E because they are still there.

  • adk

    I would love to see the new art star but Dish Network saw it fit too get rid of gallery HD just like that gone!!!!! I guess most people watch Monster HD, kung foo network or the 16 versions of A@E because they are still there.

  • adk

    I would love to see the new art star but Dish Network saw it fit too get rid of gallery HD just like that gone!!!!! I guess most people watch Monster HD, kung foo network or the 16 versions of A@E because they are still there.

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