TODAY ONLY: Donate $20 or More For A Chance to Win The Limited Edition Sound of Art LP + A Print By Michael Smith

by Paddy Johnson on October 1, 2010 Sound of Art

Michael Smith, "Sound Effects/Volume 2010", (detail), 2010 Silkscreen edition of 50, 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches

Want to donate The Sound of Art fundraising campaign but haven’t had the time? Now is the time to do it! TODAY ONLY, those who donate 20 dollars or more will have their names entered in a raffle for the Sound of Art Limited Edition album, a $250 dollar package that includes not just the limited edition LP of 500, but a silkscreen made in response to the sounds of art installations, videos and performances on the album by celebrated artist Michael Smith. The raffle closes at midnight tonight, at which point we will collect the names and hold the draw. Tomorrow morning we announce the lucky winner! What’s more the more you donate, the greater your chances are to win. Here’s how the ticketing works: Donate $20 or more and your name will be entered in the draw once. Donate $50 dollars or more and your name will be entered three times. Finally, donate $100 and your name will be entered ten times! Keep in mind even the limited edition LP with a print by Michael Smith will be offered at the price of $250 for the campaign only. Once the Kickstarter campaign closes the price goes up. Now is the perfect time for donors at any level to pledge!


Michael Smith is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects. Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions while traversing an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to create an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos while commenting on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture.

Smith has shown his work extensively around the US and Europe at a variety of venues including museums, galleries, universities, festivals, nightclubs, on television and in the streets. In New York City he has had solo shows and screenings at The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Leo Castelli Gallery, The Christine Burgin Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2007-08 Smith's retrospective “Mike's World: Solo and Collaborative Works by Michael Smith and Joshua White (& other collaborators)” was exhibited at the Blanton Museum in Austin and at The ICA in Philadelphia. Smith was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and “The Pictures Generation: 1974-1984” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2009-10, a large -scale video installation made in collaboration with Mike Kelley was exhibited at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, New York and with West of Rome Public Art in Los Angeles.

Michael Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He has taught in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Yale, Cranbrook, UCLA, Art Center, Columbia, CalArts and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and most recently from The Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

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