Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thank you, Karen, again, for your generous help during installation, and now for your “Tweet.” Though I’m the proud owner of Schiff’s work, all this month I reveled in the thought of living with any of the wonderful gifts in … Continue reading

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Respond, sense, air

Gifting abstraction did a few things for me: It kept my interest up to see how people would respond. Obviously more people responded to the real than on the blog, but still, you could get a sense of it. The … Continue reading

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Gratitude

This indebtedness thing is tricky, and I can see the negative valence it has. But as with Karen’s potlatch example and Mariangeles’ musing, I think there is a positive valence to play out too. I can speak for myself and … Continue reading

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My gift to you

So, finally, at the eleventh or 23rd hour, here is an image of the piece I gifted to Gifting Abstraction.  It is made with layered, semi-transparent adhesive tape on a wood panel, for all who did not see it in … Continue reading

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The Gift Must Always Move

When I was young, my parents subscribed to the CoEvolution Quarterly, and I recall an article I was quite taken with, “The Gift Must Always Move”. At the time I did take it literally and passed along a gift at … Continue reading

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Circular Exchange

To me the transaction of the exhibition is not about the gift, but the interaction of the gift given and the gift received, which is not really gifting in the same sense to me, (implying some sort of net material … Continue reading

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What’s more abstract than a rock (except maybe a cloud)?

The second thought I wanted to bring to the fore (see my previous posts here and here) is the issue of the empty square on the wall. I was not privy to all of the correspondence and decision making process involving Leah … Continue reading

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What’s so Relational about a group show?

As mentioned above, I don’t have much time to flesh out thoughts on the show but I’m going to try to summarize the things that have been going through my mind in the last month, or at least the most … Continue reading

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Squeezing in thoughts before the end of Gifting Abstraction

I’ve had some responses to the show brewing in my head but simply haven’t had the time to get them down. Here at the end of the month, it seems I’ll have to leave them in abstract form (pun intended!) … Continue reading

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As of Saturday, October 22, 2011

  Main wall    

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Thoughts?

There is a kind of “transcendental illusion”, to use Derrida’s term, that can permeate the gift. I could well be accused of suffering from that. I am a firm believer in the energy that utopian impulses and generosity can bring. … Continue reading

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Gifting Abstraction shifts

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Evolution of the exhibit

I’ve been to the exhibit 3 times now (opening, a little over a week later and yesterday). It was interesting to go back and see the show at this stage – half the pieces on one side, and half on … Continue reading

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“The Other Side of the Story”

Feeling extremely lucky to have been able to select Jessica Snow’s “The Other Side of the Story” – many thanks, Jessica.

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Abstract Gifting from Berlin

I’m sorry I am not able to come to the exhibition; I’m in Berlin right through the end of the year. However, I would like to offer all of the participants in the show the opportunity to receive a postcard … Continue reading

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More installation photos (thanks to Peter Jacobs)

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This Thursday?

Hi All, I’ll be in New York and stopping in at the gallery on Thursday afternoon. Will anyone perhaps be around then? I am looking forward to seeing the show (and selecting my gift of course) and thought I’d see … Continue reading

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Image of my (Melanie Crader) piece

Hi everyone, Here are some images of my piece. My work is next to the wall text. Details: The Bow in Powder Blue from the series The Basics. Latex paint & fabric on wood panel. 36” x 16” The show … Continue reading

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One more from opening – thanks, Noah

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Images from tonight’s opening

 

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Image of my piece

Hi, Gifters — Here is a scan of my piece (9″ x 11″), which is on the left-hand wall in the big photo. I figured it might be useful for those of you far away… ’til tonight, Karen

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From Rob

Mariangeles, This is great – I love how you’re creating such unique interaction with the work, space and artists – also the evolving quality of the exhibit as it morphs over the course of the month and the multiple concepts … Continue reading

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Update > How to claim your gift

PDF for gifting artists > How to claim your gift

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Thank you & a few installation photos

A warm thank you to all the artists who made suggestions over email and to those who helped install on Saturday: Karen Schiff, Karen Schifano, Claudia Sbrissa, Leah Raintree, and a highlighted special thanks to Karen Schiff, whose precise eye … Continue reading

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Installation at Soho20 Gallery

Installation at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery

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My submission: a Color Chart

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