On the 27th of September 2016 I received this e-mail from my notorious Spanish “curator” Aino Baar, someone who contacted me a few times over the years but never provided anything else than a constant flow of websites, groups and reports about her own greatness.
This time the poor thing was again in great PANIC…..
Nice to contact you again. As you know from years ago, I am interested in your films and I would like to have exhibit at a museum. Excuse me please for the fast times. We are going to do an exhibition in a very interesting museum and occasion. A special one. The exhibition will start on 29th September 2016. There will be press, of course, and I will post the info at the web, and then the artists can take a look 🙂 Many thanks for your nice willings and nice words.
What she wants? These movies:
As I am an extremely kind person I send her the movies.
Her answer came the next day:
SaveMe, I told you to excuse me for the fast times. I was near a heart attack. The Murphy’s law was active 100%. Again, sorry and thanks a lot for the videos. I have an idea. Due the great success we had yesterday, the museum told me that they are going to try to find the way to extend the exhibition. I think you are a great artist when you do videos or your world-installations-environments. I think you will like to be one of the artists that will do history with the new art: “Arte es Digital. Digital es arte”, the TOTAL ART (holistic, immersive, interactive, smell, senses, etc). If you send us an OAR of of your best installations interactive, etc, (art for all audiences) we will provide you a whole sim and you will be part of this pioneering experience in the museum MVM. Let me know please.
Here it is the information of the museum and event. I am sure you, specially, will love it.
And then we have to read again everything about her…….
To introduce myself in RL: I am the founder and CEO of Open This End [OTE], an international artistic and cultural organization, non-profit, dedicated to research, the development and exhibition of content generated with new technologies. Following objectives of “Open Culture” we open this knowledge to professionals, students and the public in general and, in time, develop research tools that open new fields of interest and innovation in different areas and disciplines.
We are interested in showing the ability and artistic quality of new artists with new media and technologies, such as the interactive art, installations, mappings, virtual world, the metaverse, the animated CGI creation, animation … We work to make visible and respected these art works and to show them at artistic fields such as international museums and art centers. As always in Open Culture to reach the more people, we are working nonprofit, philanthropic. Open This End, works then nonprofit to help artists and new art. We want to be free to show the best art exhibitions at the international museums.
We have been selected for several international events as the World Expo (Award Best Urban Practices) and Biennials.
Now, we are going to show videos (art videos, actions, installations, mappings, etc. CGI and machinimas) and some artists environments (sims) videogames and also Metaverse Art. The 1º exhibition will begin the 29th September 2016. Each day we will have several exhibitions in different hours with different audience and public. Before the exhibition we will have conferences and round tables in the university about the artists of the exhibition.
These exhibitions are a very special and unique occasion: to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the museum we are invited to.
The museum is wonderful one and the event an occasion unique. We are very proud and happy. It’s a legendary one and in its 40º anniversary.
It is called:
MVM (Museum (Wolf) Vostell Malpartida)
The MVM is the KINGDOM and BIRTH of FLUXUS art, but of course the artists that exhibit there are not necessary related with Fluxus, but yes with vanguard.
On Facebook people start to worry as there was promised a lot but delivered nearly nothing.
Pepa Cometa:Tell us a bit more about it 🙂
SaveMe Oh: I can tell you…she sends you an email one day before the opening and says its urgent.
Erythro Asimov: You made me laugh 🙂
Pepa Cometa: So you are at the museum! 🙂
SaveMe Oh: Depends how quick she is. Sometimes organisers focus too much on the bubbles of their champagne instead of communication. So we will wait patiently.
Pepa Cometa: SaveMe Oh . You are. 🙂 Congrats
SaveMe Oh: Am I?
Pepa Cometa: If she called you the day before , I guess you are
SaveMe Oh: Maybe she needed to be saved….by SaveMe Oh .
Pepa Cometa: Are you happy? 🙂
SaveMe Oh: The question is if they are happy.
Iono Allen: Well, at least, when you push someone at the last moment (the day before the opening), to upload 3 videos for your exhibition, be so kind, polite and respectful to download them… even though you decide afterwards to not use them…
Pepa Cometa: Is there any new public information about the artwork that is exhibiting there and the artists? I’m surprised I can’t find that information even on the website of the museum…. In that case, how could be people attracted to visit the exhibition? . That tells a lot about the museum, it doesn’t look serious at all , neither interested of promoting the artists… I was preparing a trip to visit it but even I couldn’t find the schedule and the contents of the exhibition. I really hope it will be published when finished on the website and media with images and explanations, which would be the normal thing…
Sina Souza: To promote the artists in RL seems to be not very widespread. i speak from personal experience.
Selavy Oh: And where are the names of the artists?
Aino Baar: The opening was a GREAT SUCCESS
Aino Baar: An OTE member team is going to do you an interview, SaveMe. We want to send to the professionals to the press and public as much and detailed information as possible. Thanks a lot. I will send you today a resume of the opening. A great success!!! CONGRATULATIONS.
Hugs, Aino Baar
Is this a hug or again the kiss of the spiderwoman?
I have a big deja-vu, read here what happend in 2014!!!!