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.
* 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.
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.