Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building. Artist unknown. Image via: Sheena 2.0
Anaba thinks re instituting A Day Without Art will find some traction within the blogosphere, though my hope is that communities with public art gone wrong will be the real beneficiaries of this event. I will never forget the time I personally experienced A Day Without Art give Rutgers students a break from the worst public sculpture I’ve ever known by draping the piece in black cloth: I was literally euphoric. For the well being of the New Brunswick art community and students my hope is that this is repeated once more on December 1st. The gesture is meant to memorialize the loss of artists to AIDS, so aside from small personal gain, the cause is certainly worthy.
Omitted but relevant factual details about Anaba’s post: Michael Buitron, a california artist and blogger, e-mailed the suggestion. His idea is to highlight the work of an artist who died of aids on that day.