For ‘DO write [right] to me,’ Uncool Artist invited artists from its community to think through their artworks about the idea of remote communication, asking questions, proposing action, reflection, and dialogue.
The result is an exhibition that speaks to our time by interrogating wholeness, remoteness, isolation, and the use of technology to maintain human connection; while reviving the Mail Art network that was extremely important during the 60s and 70s in Latin America. This time, we are reconfiguring the grid by circulating works between New York, Miami, and São Paulo.
The word ‘DO’ in the exhibition’s title is a homage to Sol LeWitt’s famous letter to Eva Hesse. This letter inspired the name of ‘Uncool Artist.’ LeWitt encouraged Hesse to dump her worries and just DO, “Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool.” In this case, ‘DO’ serves as encouragement for the public to engage. The request to ‘write’ alludes to Uncool Artist’s philosophy of collaboration through multiple locations. The inclusion of the word ‘right’ in the title offers the alternative to read it as ‘DO right to me,’ as in Bob Dylan’s song (1978), a sort of hymn to living life doing right unto others. In this case, artists and audiences will be doing ‘right’ to each other through their interaction.
Uncool Artist is an independent art community based in Brooklyn, NY. This show is supported by Kew Management and ChaShaMa, and curated by Ana Roman and Dainy Tapia (ArtSeen365).
TUCA CHICALÉ GALVAN
DEBORA RAYEL EVA
Ana Roman is a curator based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her work is focused on Contemporary Visual Art. She is currently part of the curatorial team for the Sao Paulo Biennial 2021.
Uncool Artist is an independent artistic community based in Brooklyn, NY, composed of people connected to the arts (artists, curators, critics, collectors, etc.), from all over the world, with diverse experiences and points of view engaged in critical exchanges.
Uncool Artist promotes circulation opportunities, bonds that expand beyond the platform, and collective support in the management and execution of significant projects while empowering unique individuals.
Uncool Artist is the result of 20 years of experience in distance education in Brazil that has been applied to contemporary art teaching since 2010. Uncool Artist offers customized remote and in-person learning experiences with the most up-to-date technologies and methodologies to create a prolific environment for its participants.