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Images from “The Object of an Act of Thought,” my current exhibition at Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago. More details and images here.

In Chicago this weekend? Join me on Saturday at Bert Green Fine Art for an opening of recent work, including this gal (20140123, ink on paper, 5”x7” 2014)! 

In Chicago this weekend? Join me on Saturday at Bert Green Fine Art for an opening of recent work, including this gal (20140123, ink on paper, 5”x7” 2014)! 

I was interviewed recently for POSTmatter about my art, thoughts on money, and social media.
Click the image or link above to watch…

I was interviewed recently for POSTmatter about my art, thoughts on money, and social media.

Click the image or link above to watch…

Expanded Thoughts on That Time I Let 9 People Take Over My Twitter Account →

…In the summer of 2012 I almost deleted my Twitter account…

Writing on the “Wall” →

I spoke with Teju Cole about his work, and in general about using Twitter as a platform for art.

"What are you afraid of?"

"What are you excited for?"

I asked these two questions to the attendees to the Lost & Found event on 4/25/14 in Amsterdam (titled: “Fake fake Fake real Real fake Real real”). I also appropriated tweets from unsuspecting Twitter users who responded unknowingly to these questions. I meditated on these statements as a ritual, and attempted to create a space to both honor and humanize them.

For more information about the Lost & Found series, check out: http://www.lost.nl/en. And many thanks to Merijn Bolink for inviting me to take part.

A livestream of my studio which will stay on 24/7 until I finish this drawing I’ve been working on since 2012…

A livestream of my studio which will stay on 24/7 until I finish this drawing I’ve been working on since 2012…

details: circles in progress (2012-????)

Heady
Screenprint on archival paper 
16 x 16 inches paper size, unframed 
Limited Edition of 22 + 4 APs 

(ICYMI)

Available now from Schroeder Romero Editions. Totally worth it.

Printed by Ray Cross of Bushwick Print Lab
Photo credit: Bill Massey

The Undergrowth

—EPISODE 37 - MAN BARTLETT

I was recently a guest on The Undergrowth Podcast. We talked about all types of stuff like my history (spoiler alert: I was a child actor), many names, turkeys, online privacy and tons more. I had a blast! 

Many thanks to Josh and Travis for having me on, and to carlagannis for pointing me their way.

Heady 
Screenprint on archival paper 
16 x 16 inches paper size, unframed 
Edition of 22 + 4 APs 

Available now from Schroeder Romero Editions

Printed by Ray Cross of Bushwick Print Lab
Photo credit: Bill Massey

So the blog Art F City asked me to contribute an “experience” for their fundraiser/roast, so I decided to create a new performance. It’s my first 24-hour work since 2011’s Creative Time commission, #24hPort. I’m excited about it and pretty terrified, to be honest. I’m rusty and the potential for failure is high, in multiple respects. All good signs. I’m also in some amazing company in the auction (HELLO Marilyn Minter, Doug + Mike Starn, Michelle Grabner, Jennifer Dalton, Carla Gannis, Petra Cortright, John Powers, Michelle Vaughan & Lisa Levy!). So yeah, it should be fun/crazy/etc. And it also marks the start of some more performances/interventions (more on that in the coming weeks/months). For now, details on #24h15m below, more info about the roast is here, and you can bid on the performance here. Oh, and THANK YOU! Thank you for following this blog, my work, for being a part of this. I am eternally grateful for your support, and I’ll do my best to put on a good show for you. :)


#24h15m 
A not-so-subtle nod to Warhol’s notion of “15 minutes of fame,” #24h15m will give one lucky person the chance to have a version of his or her story broadcast to a large audience for an entire 24 hours, over the internet. 
To facilitate this, the winning bidder will meet with the artist, during which time a series of prepared questions about the buyer’s life and experiences will be asked.
The responses will inspire an earnest, charming, fantastical and occasionally irreverent 24-hour durational performance, which will be livestreamed from the artist’s desktop to an online audience. Additionally, all of the artist’s social channels will be taken over by the story as it unfolds, and the online audience will be encouraged to contribute.

The winning bidder will also receive documentation of the performance on the biggest flash drive Man can find.

So the blog Art F City asked me to contribute an “experience” for their fundraiser/roast, so I decided to create a new performance. It’s my first 24-hour work since 2011’s Creative Time commission, #24hPort. I’m excited about it and pretty terrified, to be honest. I’m rusty and the potential for failure is high, in multiple respects. All good signs. I’m also in some amazing company in the auction (HELLO Marilyn MinterDoug + Mike Starn, Michelle Grabner, Jennifer Dalton, Carla Gannis, Petra Cortright, John Powers, Michelle Vaughan & Lisa Levy!). So yeah, it should be fun/crazy/etc. And it also marks the start of some more performances/interventions (more on that in the coming weeks/months). For now, details on #24h15m below, more info about the roast is here, and you can bid on the performance here. Oh, and THANK YOU! Thank you for following this blog, my work, for being a part of this. I am eternally grateful for your support, and I’ll do my best to put on a good show for you. :)

#24h15m 

A not-so-subtle nod to Warhol’s notion of “15 minutes of fame,” #24h15m will give one lucky person the chance to have a version of his or her story broadcast to a large audience for an entire 24 hours, over the internet. 

To facilitate this, the winning bidder will meet with the artist, during which time a series of prepared questions about the buyer’s life and experiences will be asked.

The responses will inspire an earnest, charming, fantastical and occasionally irreverent 24-hour durational performance, which will be livestreamed from the artist’s desktop to an online audience. Additionally, all of the artist’s social channels will be taken over by the story as it unfolds, and the online audience will be encouraged to contribute.

The winning bidder will also receive documentation of the performance on the biggest flash drive Man can find.

Some new #emojiarthistory tweets, some of which will be included in the emoji show @ EYEBEAM in the form of a print.

Exhibition details: http://eyebeam.org/events/emoji-art-design-show

As I re-watch this, over a year later, I realize that sometimes old me gives future me really good advice. Like, “ideas exist in real time” and “if I can continue to search, and be willing to stand here, essentially naked…then I have a chance to expand my consciousness.” 

Consider this fair warning of my continued artistic undressing.

#24hKith time lapse (high-res digital stills).

For 24 hours beginning November 26, 2010, I asked people to complete the phrase “I AM…” I then chose a feather to place on a form.

The performance was live streamed on my site: manbartlett.com/​kithandkin/

Big thanks to Hyperallergic (in whose normal offices this took place), and to everyone who watched/participated. There were a lot of you!