Artists Meeting Art Machine(SM)
premiers at PULSE Miami 2009, December 3-6.
For those of you that will be taking part in this years 2009 Art Basel Miami Beach / Miami Art Week, another art machine spectacle to be sure not to miss premiering at Pulse Maimi by fellow PAM conspirators the Artists Meeting Arts Collective. Looks like they are trying to undercut everyone and sell out.
The Artists Meeting Art Machine(SM) is a hacked together custom fine art dispensing device inspired by self-service kiosks, Japanese automats, slot machines, ATM’s, juke boxes, shopping malls and carnival games. The Art Machine(SM) creates a fun and accessible means for the public to engage with original 21st century avant-garde artwork and acquire it at recession level pricing. Artist Meeting is able to do this through intentionally undervaluing its products, cutting out the middle-man and automating the process of valuation, choice and the art of the sale. The Art Machine(SM) creates a subtle critique on capitalism and the art world and changes the art buying experience for the viewer.
It is an art market hack.
The Art Machine(SM) will dispense an assortment of custom made objects and drawings via a $20 token operated system of mechanical and digital modules embedded in a 10 x 8 foot transparent plastic wall. The Art Machine(SM) process will randomly alternate between a drawing module and object module dispensing various AM art objects such as AM t-shirts and underwear, DIY intervention kits, AM ‘Zines, photo books, digital prints, and other small artworks and ephemera the member artists have created for this project including over 300 feet of collaborative mixed media drawing.
Artists Meeting is an international, semi-anonymous arts collective based in New York City. Begun in 2006, as a research project and experiment in collaboration and the creative process, Artists Meeting has participated numerous events including; Conflux, the Dumbo Arts Festival and Postmasters Gallery in New York and Dokfest in Kassel Germany. Artists Meeting members have exhibited their work in many major museums around the world including; MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Jeu du Paume, SF MoMA, Musée D’Art Contemporain de Marseille, The Walker Art Center, Musée D’art Contemporain de Lyon, PS1, The State Hermitage Museum and MCA Chicago.
Artist Meeting Art Machine(SM) will be located across from the PULSE VIP lounge
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Thurs Dec 3 through Sun Dec 6
VIP Private Preview Brunch
Thurs, Dec 3, from 10am to 1pm.