~ALFREDO MARTINEZ LANDS in BEIJING or/ HOMEBOY IN CHINA
ALFREDO MARTINEZ: NYC HOMEBOY HITS BEIJING -or- OUR MAN in CHINA…
isn’t the internet wonderful – the world is getting so small – ALFREDO MARTINEZ reports that:
he has been invited. . “to curate a show at 1artbase a 30,000 square foot space (see BELOW)
in a complex big enough to hold an art fair in. It’s all under construction but they work so fast here that you can go for coffee and come back and the doorways breaked (sic) over and a new doorway is installed twenty feeet along the wall. It’s so large we can basically drop a tank in there, and it looks like a toy. So I need to find at least 50 more artists (chinese or western, I don’t care, but obviously leaning toward chinese).
They’re giving me office/live-work space, and getting an assistant for me. So I am pretty sure I found my Chinese patrons if I play my cards right, and I am only coming back to NYC at gun point.”
PHOTO: COURTESY ALFREDO MARTINEZ, BEIJING, May 16, 2007
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