Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh, no...no no no no no no no

Project Runway for artists?? Say it ain't so, but it was inevitable.
I heard about this awhile ago, and that Sarah Jessica Parker might be affiliated with it. I can predict the stereotypical cast: the wacko artist w/ funky hair and clothes who speaks artspeak; the black feminist lesbian; the white good looking macho guy; the insecure mousey artist; the flaming queen; the intellectual snob; the hot blonde rich chick; the political activist; and so on and so on. Just like Project Runway, Top Chef, Real World and all the rest fill their cast with stereotypical characters and polar opposites (to create drama), I'm sure this one will be no different.
"OK, artists, the Art Challenge today is to create a public monument about Angst, using only cardboard, string, play-doh, and duct tape. You have 1 hr. Good luck." Actually, that kind of reminds me of art school. And I'm sure the send-off line to whoever loses that episode will be, "Take your portfolio and go back to the drawing board."
Here's the press release courtesy of Art Blog:

[The show is] an hour-long creative competition series among aspiring contemporary artists who will create and compete to conquer the art world!

If you’re an emerging or mid-career visual artist with a unique, powerful voice that demands a bigger stage – well. . . Here. It. Is.

We want contemporary artists. Your medium could be one of many (or several of many) – painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, mixed-media – we want voices that believe in their art and want the world to know.

*To be considered for the cast, attend one of our four regional casting calls around the country, see below.*

Go to www.BravoTV.com/casting to download an application and see what you need to bring with you to an open call.


tamma said...

Actulay i am thinking about trying out for this..... hey you never know they might need a samoan looking guy on the show...lol

Scanman said...

You nailed the typical representation of occupational reality shows. One thing for sure if they find out your an artist they'll say "Just like (insert name of show here)"

AlNickerson said...

If the producers are looking for the "handsome, nice-smelling cartoonist", then I’m there. Just kidding, of course. Reality television stinks of poo.