UPDATE: come to the Opening pARTy!
Artists believe that Museums have it easy: they have a plethora of Artists to choose from; and the supply of Art/Artists is virtually infinite.
Museums believe that Artists have it easy: every day they decide what to do, how to do it, where to do it, where to place it, how to place . . . the variables under the control of the Artists are virtually infinite.
Both are right.
When making Art, and when looking at Art, I am partial to Innovation and Creativity. On one hand, I take Art viscerally, paying attention to how I react with my senses, my perceptions and my persona to the work of Art first (right brain, irrational mind); then if I like or love the piece, I investigate more (left brain, rational mind). I try to figure out from where the inspiration arose and the context of the piece; looking for originality and cleverness in the idea, execution, techniques, use of materials, forms, shapes, colors, textures. And I question myself both whether I like it and whether I think it’s Innovative/Creative “enough”.
I do the same with my own work, inception to end; from the germ of the idea, to the moment I declare “I’m done!”, and the process in between that can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 years.
One of the things that I strive for in my Art is for the audience to say “I’ve never seen Art like this before” or something to that effect; that – to me – is more important than whether they like my Art or not.
And while it’s easy to determine when a piece of Art is done, since I declare so; it’s hard, very hard to reconstruct the genesis since the embryonic idea might be brewing in the back burner of my subconscious for years! Multiple embryonic ideas are brewing at the same time, fighting and collaborating for my own mindshare, taking a life of their own, at times forgotten only to reappear in my own realm of consciousness.
For a very long time I have been thinking about the role of Museums and how they facilitate the social gathering of bodies, Art, and souls. And I observe and enjoy how some Museums bend and break the rules:
- MOBA (Museum of Bad Art) has been proudly showing Bad Art since 1994.
- Design Museum Boston has been educating the world about design without a permanent gallery space. It’s a distributed museum with exhibits & events all over Boston since 2009.
. . . and I’m sure there are other Creative Innovators in the Museum business.
“ALL ART HAS BEEN CONTEMPORARY” – Maurizio Nannucci
MoCA/Boston is my Art. MoCA/Boston is my Art that provides support to New England’s emerging Artists by showcasing their Innovative & Creative work honoring Boston’s long tradition of Innovation and Creativity.
- MoCA/Boston was born on APR 3, 2016.
- MoCA/Boston first work of Art was announced APR 7, 2016.
- MoCA/Boston opening Party will be APR 16, 2016.
This is just the beginning. The beginning of a long journey. I am sure it’s going to be a lot of hard work and long hours, but I am also sure it’s going to be worth it; all worthwhile things require hard work and long hours.
You can learn more about MoCA/Boston by:
- Visiting MoCA/Boston web site
- Visiting our approved exhibits
- Like MoCA/Boston on Facebook
- Follow MoCA/Boston on Twitter
- Follow MoCA/Boston on Instagram
It’s going to be #FUN, I promise! So much #FUN it will feel as if it should be illegal.
P.S.: Special thanks to Seth Godin; if I have a penny for each time he told me “Go make a Ruckus”, by now I would have $1.15.