AUGUST 2 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
513 WEST 20TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10011
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 3:35 am
To: Jack Shainman (………………………..)
From: Luke Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org); Daniel Finch (email@example.com); firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Happy May Day + hijack proposal
HiJack! will occupy your gallery space from August 2nd through September 1st. Your art-handlers have organized a soft takeover and will curate an exhibition that presents rarely shown works by artists from your gallery alongside artists of our choice who have never shown at Jack Shainman Gallery.
The artist list is as follows:
Odili Donald Odita
____ ___ _____
Our agenda includes plans to issue an essay that contextualizes the selected artworks within the theoretical discourse that surrounds global labor conditions.
In pursuit of our demands we will construct an artist labor library that will be installed across from your office and your door will be removed for the duration of the show.
Please do not be alarmed. We strive for camaraderie as we collapse the divisions of labor. This is our revolt. For the duration of HiJack!, there are neither "art-handlers" nor any hostages, for that matter. We hope that through under these conditions Stockholm/Lima Syndromes will flourish.
We are all workers seeking to engage the totality of our faculties in the realm of Art. Stay alert for our next dispatch.
Victor de Matha
Summer Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM.
For additional information and photographic material please contact the gallery at email@example.com.