The DART Board: 10.29.2020

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday October 29, 2020


Today: 8-1/2—hours, that is, until the New York Studio School’s virtual auction benefit closes. Works still available by Mike Kelly, Dana Schutz, Alex Katz, Lois Dodd, Martin Puryear, Dorothea Rockburne and more. Open to the public. No ticket required. Info Browse Above: Dorothea Rockburne, Shadowed Perimeter, edition 49 of 73, 2004-2008

HalloweenThe New York Public is throwing a virtual costume party—and you're invited! Share your best literary-themed costume with the hashtag #NYPLHalloween on Friday, October 30, when Project Runway's Tim Gunn will review his favorite looks and share highlights on NYPL social media. Learn more about how you can tune in to check out the parade—and submit your own book look to be featured. Info


Continuing: Sculptors Alliance is offering live online courses for sculptors who want to hone their skills, improve their professional practice, and even for non-sculptors who want to begin working in 3D. Teaching Artists will do demos, lectures, critiques, discussions and at-home assignments to guide, challenge and help students advance their work. Fall Sessions continue through  December 18th, with new courses still being added. Each course has a different schedule. All courses have a total of 12 hours of live online instructed time. Info @sculptors.alliance Disclosure: Yours truly is teaching Present Yourself, four three-hour sessions starting Monday, November 16th. It’s free for NYC residents thanks to funding by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Info


Election Day Specials | Tuesday, November 3

This just in from LA: A number of museums and art spaces will open their doors next Tuesday to serve the public as ballot drop-off and in-person voting places, Hyperallergic reported today. If you can vote and haven’t yet, or just want to spread the word, check out this list of locations, with directions and  hours of operation.Above: Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach

ABSCONDED, #EjectionDay2020 honors the life and legacy of Ona Judge through a living monument that moves through the streets of New York City. DRAGONFLY (Robin LaVerne Wilson / Miss Justice Jester) will perform Ona Maria Judge, a seamstress and Martha Washington’s body servant, who was born into slavery and became her owner’s “pet”.

The artist’s goal is to uplift the memory of a forgotten American Founding Mother, amplify the paradox of Black freedom as fugitivity, highlight the complexities of American chattel slavery, and contribute to the ongoing conversations about who is memorialized as we push towards decolonization.

The site-specific performance is a contemplation upon the ongoing ejection of Indigenous peoples and African-Americans from their land and communities, and a moving meditation for the ejection of fascist regimes world wide. Starting at noon, Central Park and 86th Street to Columbus Circle, 59th Street. Social distancing and masks, of course. Organized and sponsored by the artist and the Hemispheric Institute at New York University, and co-sponsored by Grace Exhibition Space. Info



In 1970 Artforum asked a number of artists to respond to the following question: "What is your position regarding the kinds of political action that should be taken by artists?" Donald Judd’s statement includes one of his most powerful political remarks: "If you don’t act, someone else will decide everything."

Judd Foundation has partnered with For Freedoms as part of their 2020 Awakening with a billboard featuring this statement by Judd in his home state of Missouri. Installed off of I-70 in St. Louis, Missouri, the billboard is on view through Election Day. Being wide awake in 2020, For Freedoms practices and values compassion, critical thinking, imagination and accountability. They accept that we as a society cannot go backwards, and understand that change starts with individuals connected to one another. Info Above: Installation view of The Artist and Politics: A Statement (1970), Donald Judd/Judd Foundation For Freedoms, 2020 Awakening Billboard Campaign, St. Louis, Missouri Donald Judd Text © 2020 Judd Foundation Image © Alyssa Meadows @juddfoundation @forfreedoms @ameadowsphoto #The2020Awakening 



Did you know that you can register to vote on election day in some states? This just in from Mana Contemporary, who are helping to distribute state-specific Get Out the Vote posters created by 65 artists from all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Download and share free artist posters to keep voter engagement strong through November 3 and beyond, and support the Project 270 Kickstarter here.

Register in person on election day in the following states:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, Wyoming

Early Voting

Find an early voting location and learn how to vote early in your state.

Further Action

Poll workers are especially in demand this year. Find out more and sign up to be a poll worker here.


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