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02nd Dec 2008

Twitter’s First Post Conceptual Performance Art Event

Twitter will have its first Post Conceptual Performance Art Show on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, thanks to Judy Rey Wasserman, artist and founder of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory.

All Twitter users are invited to watch as Rembrandt (Psalm 22) turns into Vincent Van Gogh (Psalm 133) at 4:35 PM EST at http://twitter.com/judyrey .

This is an innovative web event. Actually creating a temporary art event where people the world over can watch all at the same time and then through the same identical media immediately respond is groundbreaking in concept.

While millions of people may tune into an internet or TV or radio broadcast, their immediate ability to communicate their response via the same visual medium is limited. On Twitter, any viewer can join in with a reply almost immediately, which broadens and enriches the collective event and experience.

“It is as if the canvas is shared by the community,” says Judy Rey Wasserman. “This enhances the immediacy of interaction between artist and viewer, plus allows for viewer to viewer interaction on a world wide basis. This interaction is a part of the artistic event.”

Social media sites such as Twitter, where people meet to share ideas and collaborate, offer goods and services, and socialize are fast becoming the piazzas or town squares of the world. Historically, communities have always placed art in their social and commerce centers.

Artists are using social media to promote their work on sites such Etsy and Saatchi Online, joining in discussions and groups at ArtReview, Art Mesh, Facebook and My Space, and through blogs and their comments staging immediate and artistic shows and events is new for non-art sites.

The artistic and spiritual roots Judy Rey Wasserman’s idea is in the sand paintings of the Buddhists and Navajo artists. Recently, The Parrish Art Museum, in Judy Rey’s town of Southampton , NY, presented a sand painting event by Buddhist monks. These paintings are created as temporary experience where the making of the work is as significant as the work itself.

Twitter, where the messaging and interactions are instantaneous but temporary and shared by a community, is an online replication of a gathering place where Performance Art or the making of a sand painting fits right in.

Since this is Post Conceptual art, the meaning is intrinsic in the strokes, the actions of the event. Thus the influence of Rembrant’s that can easily be seen in van Gogh’s earlier works, and then his portraits and often troubled self portraits is referenced by the successtion of the artistic images.

And the significance of the time? It is five minutes after the Wall Street’s stock market closes. "Whatever happens in the financial sector, five minutes later, I want to focus on two great religious artists, on the spiritual and universal connection that we have. As an artist founding the first religious, inclusive and science-based theory of art, it is part of my work to present a greater vision that we can all share."

“Art is personal. Even in a crowded blockbuster exhibit, such as ‘V an Gogh and the Colors of the Night,’ which is currently at MoMA, the connection from artist to viewer, even in a crowded space is always personal, unique and therefore spiritual,” said Judy Rey Wasserman. “My purpose is to actually transform lives by changing how we see the world. So everyone who sees my work is special to me.”

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.
Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

4 Responses to “Twitter’s First Post Conceptual Performance Art Event”

  1. DeAnna Says:

    This sounds like an interesting event. I won’t be able to be there this time. I’d definitely tweet this if I were you. The people that would find this newsworthy will find it.

  2. Performing on Twitter Says:

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  3. Darlene Hartman Says:

    All art, including this, is only half-done by the artist, actor, dancer, writer, or musician. The other half is contributed by the viewer, audience, reader, or hearer. Every reader reads a slightly different book; every viewer sees a painting that is a bit unlike that which the next person sees; and so on. That is why one can say, “I loved that film, and another might answer, “I thought it awful!” Thet\y are both exactly right; foreach saw a different film, filtered through their own inScape. And, of course, the same is true of all the arts. They are “one-of-a-kind” to each who encounters them.

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