Starts:
Jun
09
2014
Exhibition:

OUT NOW: "SAMO(c) IS DEAD. PRESS PLAY" by COLL.EO at the Widget Art Gallery

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POSTED BY: Chiara Passa | Mon Jun 9th, 2014 8:39 a.m.
LOCATION: iphone/ipad/osx dashboard


Dear friends & colleagues,

I'm glad to curate/present "SAMO© IS DEAD. PRESS PLAY" by Matteo Bittanti Colleen Flaherty aka COLL.EO at the Widget Art Gallery http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html on IPhone, IPad and OSX-Dashboard. June 09 - July 10 2014.

About the exhibition:"SAMO© IS DEAD. PRESS PLAY"

In 1978, a wave of graffiti appeared in downtown Manhattan in the form of wall texts about and or signed by SAMO©.
Thirty six years later, the avatar of Jean-Michel Basquiat* is back with a vengeance and a spray can, doomed to replay the past, within the spaces of the WAG, the premier art gallery in Liberty City.

This is not appropriation.

This is GRAND THEFT ART.

COLL.EO, 2014

* No, not Oscar Murillo. The "real" Basquiat.

COLL.EO is a collaboration between Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti established in 2012. COLL.EO currently operates between San Francisco and the deep end.
http://www.colleo.org/

About the WAG:

The “WAG" is a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into people pocket 'cause I've developed it for IPhone, IPod Touch and I Pad. Every month, directly on audience mobile, The “WAG” hosts a solo digital art exhibition related to the dynamic site-specific contest. So, the Widget Art Gallery works both as a sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and as a permanent collections museum because it conserves all the past exhibitions inside an online archive. For IPhone and IPod touch, just copy this url http://www.chiarapassa.it/wag/mobile/ in Safari and choose: “add to home” and the WAG's icon will be saved on your IPhone. Do the same for IPad but paste this other URL: http://www.chiarapassa.it/wagipad/mobile/, or download the widget version for Mac osx dashboard at: http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html

Best regards, Chiara.

Link:
http://www.chiarapassa.it/TheWidgetArtGallery.html