Striking a Mod Squad pose: "Work of Art" season one finalists Abdi Farah, Peregrine Honig and Miles Mendenhall.
This afternoon I was researching "Work of Art" for a Brooklyn Rail article (Is there anything left to say that hasn't already been said? Hell yes!) and stumbled upon a casting call for a new season. Note that they want "voices that believe in their art and want the world to know who they are and what they can do," so no thoughtful introverts or doubting Post-Modernists need apply.
Here's the pitch at Bravo's casting website:
Are you an emerging or mid-career artist with a unique, powerful voice interested in competing on a future season of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist? We want contemporary artists. Your medium could be one of many (or several of many) - painting, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed-media - we want voices that believe in their art and want the world to know who they are and what they can do. Please send your name, e-mail address and phone number to email@example.com.
POSTSCRIPT: Am I the only one who thinks Abdi's sculptures were meant to be wall pieces but ended up on the floor because they are too fragile to hang? Or who thinks the fact that Miles lives with his parents rather than a bunch of art dudes in an industrial loft in a semi-dangerous part of town is seriously disappointing?