Inspiring as many as possible to chase their dreams, that anything is possible, Californian millennial artist Blake Jamieson tries to get his art into SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) within 90 days with a unique project.
Jamieson launched www.90daystomoma.com on June 1 2016. Posting short films every day, a video “diary” documenting his project, not only his artistic process but how the art world really works. Jamieson’s deadline is August 31, so he hardly has any time left to achieve his goal.
Why 90 days? While in Barcelona at the pinnacle of an art-driven mission, he found out his 90-day visa was about to expire. So upon his return to the United States, he made a very public vow to spend the next 90 days challenging conventions stateside. “90 Days to SFMOMA” was born.
“I feel like Museums are trying to be in control of something that they shouldn’t try to control and that they won’t be able to control in the future,” he says. “I brought my camera into SFMOMA for this project, and was told immediately that there was no video allowed in the Museum, but people were allowed to take photos.”
With a love/hate relationship for the museum industry, Blake says: “A few museums have responded to this disruption: LACMA (Los Angeles Museum of Art), for example. But most haven’t adapted to evolving technologies and attitudes.” So he believes that unless museums begin to embrace the modern realities and ways that people interact, they may become extinct.
Is Jamieson an artist whose work is worthy of a SFMOMA exhibition? The beauty and challenge of this project is that you — along with the curators — can decide for yourself by visiting 90daystomoma.com.
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