Monday, February 1, 2010

Bring your own Art

Bring your own art
February 3rd, 11am - February 4th, 2010, 11am

Press Release

BRING YOUR OWN ART is a 24-hour marathon that will take place at X Initiative from
February 3rd to February 4th and will be open to everyone. Artists, galleries, curators, collectors and art lovers are invited to come to X and hang their own artworks with no restriction.

Inspired by Walter Hopps’s experimental Thirty-Six Hours, an event that the legendary curator organized in Washington in 1978, during which he installed anything anybody brought that would fit through the door, BYOA is a festive occasion that fosters unusual collaborations between artists, art professionals and dilettantes, while offering an alternative to curated group shows.

BYOA is a collaboration with the Fine Art Adoption Network (FAAN), an online network
originally commissioned by Art in General that connects artists and potential collectors(adopters). Adopters acquire an artwork without purchasing it by soliciting the artists through FAAN. The artists choose to whom they will give their work. At BYOA, artists can exhibit work they are making available for adoption through the FAAN website, in addition to whatever other work they choose to exhibit. For more info, visit FAAN at

To post work for adoption, please contact

For more information and rules of engagement, click here

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