Beyond the city, what is out there? Judd and small town in desert!

Love Letter to Small Town

I am a city mouse. I was born in a big city and grew up there throughout my life. Probably the long urbanite life gave birth to my everlasting small-town fantasy. Or Confucian old masters’ poetry about nature which I had to memorize in high school was the beginning. Such a dream does not cross everyone’s mind, but it grew in me immensely and burst out on my first visit to Marfa, Texas.

It was no New York or London. Far away from the city, stars were brightly shining in the clear night sky, and the whole town was filled with America’s iconic modern and contemporary artworks. The desolate, void landscape of West Texas presented the infinite possibility of displaying art that white cube galleries were incapable of. I rushed to look for internship programs in Marfa, though I wound up not applying any of them. I was not ready to go on with a spontaneous decision.

Judd artwork
Credit: Judd Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Now, Donald Judd. What Did You Do in Marfa?

All in all, I admire artists who pulled off a bold move transitioning from big city to small town with their artistic ambition, like Donald Judd. The oddest thing in Marfa was Donald Judd’s large-scale outdoor sculptures, the concrete cubes in the middle of grassland. The extensive raw desert was his canvas. One would have to walk about 3 kilometers to get closer to this industrial mass. Truth is once you stand before his immense work, it is impossible to take your eyes off of it. I instantly inspected every corner of the piece and turned my eyes onto the bizarre surroundings. Like I said, there was nothing but withered grass and nature. Despite its eccentric harmony, I would soon find it perfectly fit there. Some people use the word ‘whimsical’ to describe its out-of-place-setting, but to my sense, it was close to ‘serene’ or ‘meditative’.

Judd hometown
Credit: My 2 Cents

After the retrospective show at Guggenheim in the 60’s, Donald Judd sought “clean” settings to showcase his artworks (Sides). The “clean” setting that does not interrupt anyone’s view with title or wall label, but enables viewers to solely focus on the moment and experience created by art. Plus, accessibility was another aspect he took into consideration when planning this new work of art. According to

“He was thinking about places where art could be seen by everybody for free, made by a lot of different people who all shared this one idea about making a thing in place.”

What Judd Envisioned…

To accomplish his ambition, Judd was destined to move to Marfa, Texas. As grand as his vision, he meticulously planned this art project and achieve the coherence of architecture, art, and nature. 40 years later, here we are.

According to his daughter, the president of the Judd Foundation’s board, Donald Judd disliked to be categorized under Minimalism and shared one story:

“I would say, ‘Where are the trees? There aren’t any trees here,'” Judd remembers. “The reason I mention trees is he would say, ‘If you look out here, you can actually see the shape of the land, where if it’s covered with trees you can’t see it.’ And I think about the way he would talk about his work in defense, when people would call it minimalist and he didn’t like that description. Just in the way that the desert is extremely rich and beautiful and it doesn’t have a lot of trees, I think he was interested in creating extremely rich work that didn’t have a lot of trees,”

When I think of desert, the image of ‘paused in time’ comes to mind, which is probably why I keep thinking modern artwork beneath the desert sky is odd and eccentric. However, the intriguing irony left an unforgettable, vivid memory in my heart. It was like a pipe dream.

 

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to present new and emerging art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
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How to Fulfill Most Important Requirements for BBuzzShow@Jakarta

Did you miss any requirements for BBuzzShow@Jakarta?

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Dear applicants,

Thanks for applying for BBuzzShow@Jakarta. Our exhibition team has been delighted to check out all the talented, brilliant works from all of you. We need you to ask yourself if you fulfilled all the requirements below in order to complete the submission process thoroughly.

First, Do you have the correct hashtag? 

Make sure if your hashtag is exactly BBuzzShowJakarta.  

Second, What is the size of your work?

Please provide us the size of your work other than artwork info. We need this information to prepare for the show as well as accommodate the shipping of your work accordingly.

Case 1. Follow the steps below when uploading a new work:

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Case 2. If you uploaded your work already, please click the button to edit:

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Third, Does your profile tell enough about you?

 You may have been asked to fill out your personal profile by our exhibition team. It seems confusing, however, please fill out this part with your story or info. It could be about your artistic inspiration, art-making process, exhibition info, etc.. We would like to get to know you more as an artist even if your work is fabulous. Tell us more!

Forth, Leave a feedback to other artwork first and you will get more attention !

Aren’t you a bit curious what kind of artwork other artists submitted to BBuzzShow@Jakarta? Start exploring and leave them a feedback. They will come to your page in appreciation and leave you one too! 

Fifth, Share your artwork to your Facebook and get more attention from your friends.

Another way to get more attention on your work is ask help from your friends. Sharing your work on Facebook is the most effective way, we believe!

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[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

 

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to present new and emerging art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
Available on Mobile or Web: 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding BBuzzShow@Jakarta

TOP 6 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA

  1. I don’t see call for submission materials on BBuzzArt website. How do I apply? 

    Please find submission details in the following link:
    http://art.bbuzzart.com/how-to-submit-your-work-for-bbuzzshowjakarta/

  2. How many works can I submit?

    As many as you want! All the works with the correct hashtag (#BBuzzShowJakarta) on BBuzzArt will be considered for BBuzzShow@Jakarta. However, be mindful that the number of works you upload does not affect the chances of getting selected. Make sure to keep up the good work!

  3. Is there any limitations on size or medium?

    No, you can submit any size or any type of artwork. Do not forget to add #BBuzzShowJakarta in tagline.

  4. Is there a submission fee?

    There is no entry fee! It is free of charge.

  5. If selected, how does the shipping process work? Is there any fee I need to cover?

    BBuzzArt fully covers the shipping of artwork regardless of geographical region. We take care of exhibition rental, PR, and any other exhibition-related costs. Selected artists will not be required to pay anything for BBuzzShow@Jakarta. You have nothing to pay! 

  6. Are artists invited to BBuzzShow@Jakarta?

    Of course! You are more than welcome to attend BBuzzShow@Jakarta in May, 2017. However, we do not cover the cost of your trip.

  7. What if I have trouble getting logged into BBuzzArt? 

    Regarding any tech issues, please send an email to info@bbuzzart.com with a screenshot of your error page. BBuzzArt’s tech team will take you from there.

Snapchat in the art world

What’s so great about that app?

My friends kept on and on about how fun it was to be on Snapchat when I refused to download the mighty app. From what they said, it is like a messenger. Basically, someone sends a message, which is basically an image or video with short caption through Snapchat. Then, after a set amount of time, the message disappears. I felt stumped as questioning what’s the point of receiving pictures that are soon about to vanish?

Eventually, I DID download the app, and ever since I’m always on it. Perhaps, the effect of FOMO(fear of missing out) enacted on me. The beauty of this innovative social media is that you worry not about how others perceive you based on long-lasting pictures or videos you created a long time ago. I snap an unglamorous or mundane minute of my day to my followers anytime and just be real about it. Because eventually they self-destruct.

museums and snapchat

Then question is can you use this app to promote or advertise yourself? Does this social media has other functions than messenger? I was quite dubious about it. But museums proved me wrong. Below is from the article “The Art of Snapchat” on Blanton Museum of Art Blog. 

Part of the appeal of Snapchat is that it allows museums to poke fun at themselves. Humor is often a less intimidating gateway into more serious subjects, and writing Snapchat captions helps demonstrate that something created 100, 200, or even 300 years ago can still be relevant in today’s world.

In other words, because you want to appeal to bigger crowd, content has to keep short and fun. You can add a live voice. Check out great examples of Snapchat from museums:

 

 

Hilarious! Aren’t they? If interested in checking out more:

Bob Ross, oh you gentle soul.

TV personality, painter Bob Ross

Before I start, I urge you to go on Youtube and look up Bob Ross RIGHT NOW if the name sounds unfamiliar to you. My first episode of “Joy of Painting” was at middle school when the whole show was broadcast on cable TV in Korea. What a peaceful world he painted! His soft voice, gentle demeanor and that puffy hair. He made a quite an impression on me.

If you are an artist, you must have an opinion about Bob Ross and his teaching approach. Anti-Bob Ross states his students end up painting exactly like him due to rote method of learning.

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Honestly? I think he was a brilliant teacher who believed in everyone’s potential regardless of his/her artistic talent. Furthermore, he brought me down to earth in that I came to realization art doesn’t always have to be serious and complex. It could be comforting, pleasing with simple context although it may not suffice museum collection requirements. Not everyone creates art wishing to make in prominent museum collections, right? Plus, didn’t Bob Ross make art education (not college-level though) accessible to public?

With that thought, I’d like end this posting with hilarious video on Youtube. Hope you enjoy Picasso vs. Bob Ross rap battle!

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to preset new and emergin art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
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Why BBuzzShow@Jakarta at Galeria Fatahillah?

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Calling for Artist Submissions

For BBuzzShow@Jakarta, Galeria Fatahillah will be in collaboration with BBuzzArt! Located in Kota Tua or “Old Town” in English, Galeria Fatahillah is at the heart of downtown. The whole area draws a large number of locals and tourists every day for its wide variety of cultural activities. Historical museums and art galleries in the main square await curious-minded visitors, and BBuzzShow@Jakarta will be their next stop in May. Plus, Kota Tua reserves many treasured, old buildings from tis Colonial period, which creates a unique, transcendental atmosphere. People say the city breaths a history.

Why don’t you claim your creativity at BBuzzArt and earn your opportunity at BBuzzShow? Start applying at BBuzzArt.com with #BBuzzShowJakarta now!

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

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[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE

Our Purpose: Why is BBuzzArt doing BBuzzShow?

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Calling for Artist Submissions

BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s major activities that provides an exhibition opportunity to emerging and talented artists around the world. Since May 2014, our exhibition team has traveled to six different countries: USA, Germany, China, Singapore and Korea. In collaboration with local art venues, BBuzzShow has showcased the quirkiest, the freshest, the most avant-garde contemporary art and this May we bring BBuzzShow to Jakarta, Indonesia. As announced many times already, it’s at Galeria Fatahillah.

While BBuzzArt is a social platform where artists and art lovers can interact anytime anywhere, BBuzzShow is a face-to-face event for a certain duration at physical space that invites everyone to come and enjoy curated artworks. Why don’t you claim your creativity at BBuzzArt and earn your opportunity at BBuzzShow? Start applying at BBuzzArt.com with #BBuzzShowJakarta now!

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO APPLY STEP BY STEP

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] EXIBITION DETAILS

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] How to get selected for bbuzzshow?

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

How to Get Selected for BBuzzShow@Jakarta?

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] invitation criteria

We have already received many inquiries regarding details of BBuzzShow@Jakarta! Many thanks for your interest and support. We would like to give you 4 very useful tips on how to increase your chances of getting selected for BBuzzShow, so you can finally go on this amazing journey with us to Indonesia. Looking forward to checking out your inspiring works. Fingers crossed!

 

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] how to apply step by step

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] Exibition Details

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

More Exhibition Details for BBuzzShow@Jakarta

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Exhibition Details

This posting covers exhibition details for BBuzzShow@Jakarta 2017. BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s major activities that provides an exhibition opportunity to emerging artists.

Our exhibition team travels different countries to open a visual arts exhibition by receiving open submissions. Above all, it is definitely open to every emerging artists without any location restrictions. BBuzzArt covers the transportation cost of art work. Online to offline, BBuzzArt thrives to be a platform where emerging artists can freely claim the creativity.

Participating artists will be invited based on creativity, seriousness, interaction and communication. Check out exhibition details below.

Detailed Information:

1. Submission Duration: 20th March – 20th April 2017

2. How to Submit:
First, sign up for BBuzzArt and fill out your personal profile with details. Then, start uploading your artworks to be presented at BBuzzShow with #BBuzzShowJakarta. Of course, you can insert the hashtag on your already uploaded art on our platform. In any chase, do not forget to add the hashtag.

3. Selected Artist Announced: 24th April 2017

4. Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia

5. Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017

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Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/
Step by Step Guide to Applying: http://art.bbuzzart.com/how-to-submit-your-work-for-bbuzzs…/

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How to Submit Your Work to BBuzzShow@Jakarta

Dear BBuzzArt users,

We very much appreciate your interest and love for BBuzzShow@Jakarta! It’s been only four days, but we’re getting so many inquiries regarding the show. The most frequently asked question was “how to submit my work.”

I have to tell you it doesn’t even involve more than 5 steps to apply for BBuzzShow@Jakarta. Hence, we put together some screenshots and wrote down a simple instruction below both in mobile and web version for your convenience.

All you NEED to remember is go to BBuzzArt.com and add a hashtag #BBuzzShowJakarta when uploading your work. Then you’ll be automatically considered for a BBuzzShow@Jakarta candidate. If you haven’t updated your profile, make sure to fill out where your artistic inspiration comes from and who you are as an artist. Hope you find this handy! Please shoot us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com, if this posting is not explicit or sufficient enough.

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We recommend continuing with Facebook because it’s more convenient for both of us if/when BBuzzArt features you on Facebook page. Furthermore, you can be connected to your Facebook friends on BBuzzArt right away!

Do not simply put a couple of words about yourself here. We want your story, such as how you became an artist, where your creativity comes from, or what subject matter you’re interested in. Your artist statement and CV suffice if that’s easier. But you MUST fill in this section to apply for BBuzzArt@Jakarta.

Pick a work you would like to show at BBuzzArt@Jakarta.

It’s essential to put your title, creator’s note, year, medium, other work details, but adding #BBuzzArtJakarta to tagline is the most important thing to remember here. You MUST put this hashtag to be considered for a BBuzzShow@Jakarata candidate. No spaces!

 

From this part, it’s optional, but recommended. We encourage all the applicants to share their works on Facebook and get many likes and feedbacks from friends on BBuzzArt. We believe if your art is loved by public, it most likely means you’re heading in the right direction as an artist and your work is convincing and moving others!

You look for instructions in mobile view? Check out below.

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

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