I’d love to report on last night’s Rob Pruitt’s Art Award show at Webster Hall, but since Playlist, an exhibition of artist youtube playlists curated by myself and Steven Stern opens tonight at Postmasters my hands are tied. Those looking for minute by minute commentary on last night’s show and its winners should visit my twitter page (Jerry Saltz beat out me, Howard Halle, and Linda Yablonsky in the Critic of the Year category).
I’ll be busy the rest of the day with exhibition preparations. Please join me tonight 6-8 at Postmasters for the opening of Playlist. Check out the website here. From the press release:
A response to “Play”, the Guggenheim's recent YouTube exhibition and exercise in co-branding, “Playlist” is about how people actually use online video today. It's a peek at the “favorites” of a select group of artists, writers, and musicians; it's an exercise in sharing, taking place in the old-fashioned realm of actual public space. It doesn't add anything new to the world—instead, it looks at the strange archival richness that's already there on the Net.
Contributors include WILL BRAND, DANIEL DAVIDSON, TRICIA KEIGHTLEY, ANNA MCCARTHY, MOMUS, JAVIER MORALES, SHANA MOULTON, JEAN-MICHEL REED, AMY YAO and OLA VASILJEVA.
December 9 — January 1, 2010
opening reception: Thursday December 9 6-8 pm