Ico Gallery, a vanity gallery in New York City, posted the following rant in March 2010. The reason? I snubbed their invitation to pay to show, and I ignored their request to post a link to their gallery on my blog. After their post appeared on the gallery website I posted the link on FB and on my own blog, they took it down. It may still pop up here, but just in case, I've cut and pasted the text below:
A virtual installation: Featuring: The rationality of the irrational: Including resume and bios, bias advice, myopic facts, and journalistically suspect reporting. - The monumental Atelier, proving that anyone can be an idiot, and be commended; what better describes the art world today. And all out of the ‘mouths of babes’
This masterpiece of contemporary analytics is a provocative example of the postmodern pointillism on a Boolean operating system. It is a stimulating and not so subtle Orwellian avatar. In this rebellions new Internet installation, Joanne becomes the human mirror of the art denizens of the art world, a world where the empress is brazenly naked, and fashionably strikes a pensive pose as she lectures solemnly at the virtual landfill.
There can be no response or iterations to the statements made since the statements by their own decree are non statements, and yet there is a flock of follows for non statements and Joanne in her nakedness feels no shame in her brave confessional.
‘I think therefore I am!’ has been replaced by ‘I am an idiot and therefore I know’
Joanne is correct and by the proclamation in big black bold at the top of her Blog page, in the aestivating verdant banner, she states things plainly – that there is no reason what so ever to hold her to logic or any lucid reasoning; she emphatically tells us so in bold and caps which means she means it! Facts are all so passé for Joanne, who speaks the truth, while proclaiming a myopic, incomplete and suspect reporting! And therefore, blissfully following the irrational path most rationally.
Joanne, no doubt you have done a great deal for the art world. We feel you should be recognized for your diligent efforts. Therefore we proudly inform you that you have been elected as our very first honorary: Angry Hillbilly of the Week.
A star is born!
-Dalia Chako, Ico Gallery