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Art Historical Selfies at CMA with Douglas Paulson   10.22.14

The SPACES annual benefit + art auction + costume party, Optical Delusions: Last Days on the Viaduct, is just 10 days way! Here is an excerpt from a conversation with NYC-based artist Douglas Paulson, who is a frequent Cleveland visitor and contributor to this year's benefit.

Bruce Edwards (SPACES Residency Coordinator):Hello Doug, I was told that you were doing an experiential piece for the Benefit here at SPACES. I want to know more about it. Can you give me some details?

Douglas Paulson (Cultural Instigator):WELL, I'm trying to figure out an appropriate image to send you all re: Art Historical Selfies. I'm imagining spending the day at the museum with whoever buys the experience, and developing 12 images together that deal with the works of the museum and the architecture by conflating the high art tradition of portraiture and the low culture phenomenon of selfies.I think selfies naturally lend themselves to institutional critique, which I'd like to exploit.

Bruce: What will the person who wins the bid take home, after your selfie experience?

Doug:12 selfies! - which could be posted to social media or printed.

Bruce: Of course! Duh.

Doug:Bruce -- I'm not sure how you all are planning on presenting the idea. Would it be helpful for me to design something to represent it?

Bruce:Yes. I think if you give us something that we can place on the wall, and on the mobile bidding website, that should work great.

Doug:I'm on the case!


Author: Bruce Edwards, swap coordiantor
Category: General

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