U.S. Cities Contemporary Art Rankings: A New Hierarchical Approach
a project brought to you by Andy Sturdevant
NEWS!!! The results are in! click HERE to see what Philadelphia says!
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For decades, artists have wondered: is New York really America’s only truly world-class art center, or has L.A. become its peer? Is Philadelphia really just the sixth borough of New York, or does it have a vital art scene that deserves to shine outside of the New York’s shadow? Is Boston a more rewarding place to make a career as an artist than other East Coast cities like Baltimore or Providence? Can it be said that San Francisco is a “better” place to be an artist than, say, Portland? And speaking of the Bay Area, does Oakland constitute a separate, equally influential art center entity apart from San Francisco proper? Or is SF-Oakland one unified, coherent single scene? What about Brooklyn? Or Queens? Is Miami national grade all year-round, or just when Art Basel is going on?
For decades, these questions had no definitive answers. After September 7th, they will.
About the artist
Andy Sturdevant is a Minneapolis-based artist that makes site-based, interactive work dealing with relationships between place, history, and personal experience. On Friday, September 7th, at 7:00 p.m., Andy will perform the second incarnation (the first taking place in Minneapolis) of his interactive seminar on placing U.S. cities in a tiered ranking system by their relation to the contemporary art world. Visitors to Practice will be asked to give their input, providing results that are heavily influenced by their own experiences and personal prejudices.
If you are interested in learning more about Andy, please visit his website, andysturdevant.com photo courtesy of Andy Sturdevant
Press for this exhibition
on Andy Sturdevant’s U.S. Cities Contemporary Art Rankings
by Isaac Kaplan