Curator Hikari Yokoyama
A reliable AFC Tipster tells us Bravo’s newest art reality show The Untitled Art Project has already started filming. Gresham’s Ghost—one of countless “pop-up” galleries now peppered across the city—is rumored to be the show’s shell location. Apparently, its last opening (populated by an unusually fashionable crowd) was shot for the series, with Curator Hikari Yokoyama as the focus of the shoot. Reports tells us there was an inordinate amount of free beer at the opening and art luminaries such as the Drawing Center’s curator Joao Ribas were in attendance, yet very few well-known artists came out to celebrate the exhibition, which included Matt Connors and Jason Fox.
But why does The Untitled Art Project need its own gallery, and what is the role of Yokoyama? We don’t know the answer to either of these questions, but speculation answers the first; it would be awfully hard to keep the show under wraps if the show’s critiques occur at a known gallery. Notably, Yokoyama was involved in Jeffrey Deitch’s failed reality show Art Star only a few years ago, though it seemed her role was as a photographer. Draw whatever conclusions you want from this.