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An opaque "skylight" illuminates the white tiled vault revealing the shadows of passersby. The effect is analogous to the scenario in Plato's, The Allegory of the Cave.
Invited artists will create an installation and a limited edition artwork for the vault space taking off from the many ideas represented in The Allegory of the Cave. In this context—as Plato himself—the artist is a lover and seeker of truth.
In keeping with the Eidia House moniker, ''a meeting place for ideas'' and ''idée force'' (the arts as an instrument for positive social change) a dinner and round-table will be held for the artists and invited guests during the duration of the one-month exhibition.
Is our world like that of the inhabitants of Plato's Cave—in fear of the real truth that lies beyond the shadow of the façade? The Eidia House Plato’s Cave posits that the "shadows" are not the reality, and that reality continues to elude us.
Where as, to quote the philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek, ''Say, are the puppeteers who deal with the shapes political manipulators, so that Plato also proposes an implicit theory of ideological manipulation, or are we, cavemen, directly deluding ourselves? However, there is a deeper problem here, which could be best put in Hegel's terms. One can, of course, start with the naïve notion of people perceiving true reality from a limited/distorted perspective and thus constructing in our imagination false idols which we mistake for the real thing; the problem with this naïve notion is that it reserves for us the external position of a neutral observer who can, from his safe place, compare true reality with its distorted mis(perception). What gets lost here is that we all ARE these people in the case-so how can we, immersed into the cave's spectacle, as it were step onto our own shoulder and gain insight into true reality?'' J E P - Number 18 - 2004 / 1 ''Burned by the Thing'' Slavoj Zizek http://www.psychomedia.it/jep/number18/zizek.htm
The limited editions will be co-produced by the artists and Eidia. The artist group Eidia (pronounced idea) is the collaboration of Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf.
For more information contact Melissa P. Wolf at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starving Artists Cookbook John Cage @ WhiteBox - Flatbread Gratuity
An evening of film screenings entitled: 'Flatbread Gratuity' curated by Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn NY) includes, John Cage for FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists' Cookbook, 1986, in yet another celebration for Cage in his 2012 centennial year, and held at 'White Box' (New York City).
Todd Ayoung and Gregory Sholette in Shifter 18
Hans Winkler Bier Sommer San Francisco Art Institute SFAI
Plato’s Cave artist Clark Stoeckley checked with this email—pass it along.
Greg Sholette’s ‘Fifteen Islands’ meant to both cheer and jeer Robert Moses By Joe Parziale / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:
It's the Political Economy, Stupid brings together an international group of artists who ... by the Austrian-American team of Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. ART IN AMERICA:
News from Plato’s Cave artist Lisa Bateman <email@example.com> as she makes her studio available (and affordable) every summer:
My studio is available this summer, my friend Jill will be there Mon-Wed but it is free and available totally private Thursdays - Sundays 24/7 (No living). great space- 11ft ceilings, 220 sft. renovated wood floors, clean and bright, minimally/tastefully furnished, two 5ft. x 8 ft windows facing north w/ view of Bklyn Bridge, tons of sunlight, 24/7 access, elevator building with nice Super and owner on premises, safe, clean-- one block from all major subway lines downtown....heat, hot water, electric AC all Summer included $350 month.
News from Plato’s Cave artist Elaine Angelopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello, I have five upcoming events that I welcome you to visit. I hope to see you at one or several of them! Also: If you have my email listed as a "mac.com", please change my contact info to: email@example.com
(Take the A or the C train to Nostrand Avenue, and walk over a couple of blocks The entrance to 1368 is past the Restoration Corporation courtyard.)
Hours of Operation at Skylight Gallery are Tuesday - Friday 11AM - 6PM Saturdays 12PM - 6PM For more information: www.AmplifyAction.org
Preview, cocktails, food and music by Tamara Davidson and Sha Sha Music, 6 – 8 pm Raffle drawing begins at 8 pm and will determine the order of selection. If you can’t attend the event, but would like to purchase a ticket and receive an artwork, call the gallery at 718-782-2328
Hans Winkler is quoted in CAA Art Journal Vol. 69, No. 2 (Summer 2011) "Afterthoughts on Engaged Art Practice: ATSA and the State of Emergency" By Marc James Leger.
Plato Cave artist Gregory Sholette has article in the Current issue, CAA Art Journal(Texts Web-Only) Vol. 70, No. 3 (Fall 2011) on the Occupy Wall Street movement: "OCCUPOLOGY, SWARMOLOGY, WHATEVEROLOGY: the city of (dis)order versus the people’s archive"
Clark Stoeckley has put his famous WikiLeaks truck up is for sale on ebay. If you did your 'bit' for Occupy Wall Street and made the visits to Zuccotti Park you might have seen the WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection parked there. Maybe you would like a substantial piece of OCCUPY WALL STREET history and at the same time support "Occupy" going forward.
While working on her large drawing of New York City's Central Park, during 2011, Pia Linz also drew the Eidia House Studio (see above photographs) from inside her plexiglass polyhedron. Linz writes to update us with 'NEWS' from Berlin.
Dear Art friends,
I'm now back in Berlin after my one year stay in New York.
I'd like to inform you about 3 exhibitions I'm taking part in:
My latest drawing from Central Park is being exhibited in a group show at Fahnemann Projects, in Berlin through the 10th of December, 2011.
In the City Gallery Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany, the exhibition "Der Zeichnung Raum geben", with Bettina van Haaren, Pia Linz, and Brigitte Waldach runs until Jan. 8, 2012.
The next station of the international touring exhibition "Linie Line Linea", runs from Nov. 24, 2011 until Feb. 2, 2012 at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas in Guadalajara, Mexiko.
Jim Costanzo reviewed in South India, 'Indian Mirror News Paper', translation forthcoming.
You recall Lisa Bateman's brilliant first book cart for Plato's Cave, "what I remember most is this"; so here in 'NEWS' is the evolution of that inspiration: Lisa Bateman's 2nd Book Cart project: "banned, burned…censored" has moved from Pratt's Shaffler Gallery exhibition space to the Pratt Brooklyn Library's Reading room, first floor. Open until February 3, 2012—fifty five books in Pratt's permanent collection—currently or formerly banned or "challenged" are on display and available to be checked out on loan. Individual bookmarks illuminate each book's notable history with the blacklist.
We wish Marni, husband Jason, and son Ajax the best. Plato's Cave artist Marni Kotak just had baby boy (Ajax) in Microscope Gallery, as performance art. The ultimate work of art-certainly!