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Wednesday 16 May
7 pm
free

SLART(TM): Art in Second Life
a presentation by
Richard Minsky



In Second Life there is a virtual art world where Artists, dealers, curators, collectors and critics are represented by “avatars,” animated characters that can look like anything from realistic humans or animals to cartoons or geometrical objects. At any given time 25-35,000 people are simultaneously occupying this Metaverse. There are over 500 art galleries, and the range of art varies from shopping mall kitsch to huge animated sculptural installations that defy the laws of terrestrial physics. In this world you ARE art.

Artist and entrepreneur Richard Minsky started a website and blog titled SLART
(TM), a critical review and journal of art in Second Life. Now he is planning to issue SLART as a paper magazine, beginning with a summer 2007 issue. During his presentation at Location One, Minsky will be navigating in Second Life under his in-world identity to show us some of the variety of artists, art galleries, museums, artists’ studios and university galleries there. These locations can disappear as rapidly as they appear, when owners change their mind about what they are doing, or don’t pay the rent. [see the article on ARTNET]

Richard Minsky is the Founder of The Center for Book Arts, which was the first not-for-profit organization in the USA dedicated to advancing the art of the book through exhibitions, classes and studios. A graduate in Economics at Brown University and The New School, Minsky has participated regularly in the Art & Cognition symposia as a member of the Guest Panel [see http://interdisciplines.org/artcog and http://interdisciplines.org/artcognition]. Richard’s work is on the web at http://minsky.com. Last year he published American Decorated Publishers’ Bindings 1872-1929, a profusely illustrated catalog and analysis of his collection, which was recently acquired by the university of Alabama.

Open House Wednesdays are FREE and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

in the Galleries ...


through May 25th (tues-sat 12-6 pm)

Main Gallery
MARTHA ROSLER - Virtual Minefield
A new installation by Martha Rosler, featuring a Phrazolator, a technology developed by the Defense Department to translate English to Arabic and vice versa. more on our website
The Martha Rosler exhibition is supported in part by the Peter Norton Family Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. 

Project Gallery
JEANETTE DOYLE - StarLine Tours
Created by this year's Artist-in-Residence from Ireland, this installation features a video shot on a commercial celebrity-home tour through Hollywood: digital prints, watercolors, audio, video. more on our website

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LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit organization devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology. We invite artists from different disciplines and from different countries to work in our studios. We ask them to experiment with the new technologies of artistic creation, interaction and delivery. We urge them to collaborate in creating new works and give them virtual Internet spaces and physical gallery space to exhibit the results. Our goals are to foster the creation of new work, new forms of expression, and new capabilities in artists, and to advance new awareness in all those we reach.