Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Street Rescue Or Destroy Day One Chicago Gives The Cold Shoulder

April 23 2013 Chicago MCA, the first day of street Rescue or Destroy. It was almost like we were invisible .I don't even think they could here us. Maybe our artistic clothing camouflaged us into the MCA. Well if I had to come to a conclusion from todays project I would say people are to busy or cant be bothered by art that is not in contents with the surroundings. Most of the people were on there way to the MCA, so they must be a little interested in art. Maybe it was the weather, after a hour it started sprinkle then came the rain. I will hold any judgment till after we have done this a few times.

Todays score was two destroyed one saved. We spent 30 dollars on transportation and food so we could make one dollar. I am still having a hard time with letting some one having my work for a dollar but its better than them letting it be destroyed.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rescue or Destroy the Chicago Art Scene

Rescue or Destroy hits Chicago this spring and will last through the summer. Team Art! will bring Allen Vandever’s Rescue or Destroy project to the streets of Chicago. Teams will be roaming the streets to challenge people to answer: Is Allen's work worth saving? Is it worthy to hang on your walls?

Allen Vandever hopes to revitalize the Chicago art scene through interactive performances by taking traditional two-dimensional art to the streets of Chicago. With the help of Team Art! members he will be interacting with people throughout the city asking whether or not they think his art is worth saving, and what do they think it’s worth. The purpose is to explore the questions: Does art have value? How do you place value on art?

Allen Vandever will be creating an opportunity for people to become art collectors by rescuing the work from destruction. By rescuing the work, they may bring it home. For some, it may be the first work of art as new art collector; for seasoned collectors, it’s a chance to own a piece by a respected, Chicago-based artist. A $20 - $40 donation is requested to help defray costs.

Team Art! will be on the sidewalks of Chicago beginning april 19th in the following locations: MCA on Tuesdays (MCA free day) from 11am – 2pm; Fridays on the sidewalks around Wicker Park's Six Corners from 5:30pm to 7pm; and Saturdays from 12-3 PM near the Chicago Art Institute. They will also be making surprise appearances in a Chicago neighborhood near you!