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Re: Is 'Gentrification' good for Jersey City?
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Did I enter the twilight zone? Gay people have an impact on gentrification?

It's a weird stereotype that the arts are closely tied with homosexuals. Um, sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't.

Back in the very old days, being an artist was considered a very masculine profession. Being an intellectual was masculine gentleman-ness.

Posted on: 2015/1/3 15:38

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Re: Is 'Gentrification' good for Jersey City?
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hero69 wrote:
maybe the people being displaced from dtjc should explore the Heights, JSQ or Union City.

heck, i have an underemployed friend who is toying with the idea of moving to detroit. she says she wants to buy a place, retire and paint.


I live in The Heights because I can't afford to live in Downtown. I may be successful as an artist, but I'm still starving.

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I don't believe that the art scene (or the gay scene, another facile explanation)

Private schooling is no longer the bastion of the elite, where one met "your kind"


You sure do have a lot of stereotypes about artists. An art scene doesn't need to be 'gay' you know.

Yeah, you're not going to meet 'my kind' in an educational setting. That's for sure. Trust me, the lack of respect is mutual.

Posted on: 2015/1/2 21:49
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Re: Is 'Gentrification' good for Jersey City?
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Well JCAI has some influence for the arts in JC, we're not a ghost. We're not that powerful in terms of having a say in government, at least not yet.

Let me know who you think is the best person I should write an e-mail to and I will inform / ask them about it.

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fat-ass-bike wrote:
Artists need to lobby Fulop and their locally elected councilman for zoning legislation that prevents developers squeezing them out.
Maybe developers could be forced to create subsidized studio space within their developments or areas of land designated to the artistic and cultural needs of a community as part of their tax abatements given by city hall ... alternatively one off payments by any new developments to a cultural and artists hub !

I also believe that we have also neglected the artistic needs of our musicians, poets, writers, photographers, dancers etc etc.

Posted on: 2015/1/1 21:46
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Re: Is 'Gentrification' good for Jersey City?
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There is one side effect of gentrification that people may not realize.

What causes gentrification in urban areas is an area becoming 'artsy', i. e. having qualities being high brow.

That's why there is a direct correlation between art and real estate.

But then as the real estate goes up, it evuentually gets to the point that the only artists who are left in the area are wealthy artists. And artists who tend to be wealthy usually don't have an incentive to make bold art. They follow the institutionalized practical joke, one-trick irony formulas. Because that's what their 50k-200k MFA told them to do...

The art scene then turns into a joke, laziness in the arts ensues, decadence, and then the area slowly loses power.

It happened in NYC. NYC used to be the all-saying-all-knowing tyrant when it comes to the arts. Now, NYC is just one of many cities of the pie.

Decadence is not only exclusive to artists who are wealthy. Poor areas have their decadence too. Graffiti and 'street art'. High or low spectrums in the art world have the decadence-middle-low brow philosophy in common. This is what happens when people try to control artists. Either through a group mentality or institutionalized marketable formulas.

But reading something like that in a news article would be a miracle in itself.

Want to maintain or build an authentic art scene? The only way is to offer many subsidized, very cheap art studios in the area.

Posted on: 2015/1/1 17:31
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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dtjcview wrote:
view your work as "squiggly crap".


Thanks. Bless your soul.


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VA2015 wrote:
We're all just threatened by their prolific thesaurus usage. It's so dangerous.


Ah, the internets.

Posted on: 2015/1/1 1:03
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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You have to use the system in order to destroy the system.

Actually what you wrote is the exact opposite of what I achieve. Anyone can see what they want in my work because it's not literal.

But of course, artists are not supposed to understand art. We're supposed to be one-trick monkeys performing tricks, drueling and sitting around being good followers waiting for someone like you to come around, recognize us, and pat us on the head telling us how good we are for following the rules.

Yeah, these ideas are dangerous. Which is obviously why they make you so angry.

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JCAI wrote:
You're an illusionist and we are agents of chaos.


You're an agent of Narcissism whose work isn't good enough to stand on its own without excessively verbose pseudo-intellectual "philosophical essays” lecturing viewers about what they're supposed to perceive.

Posted on: 2014/12/31 17:16
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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No, my mediocre friend. I'm not parading old ideas. I am talking about new ideas. Ideas that are obviously threatening to you.

The reason we, the artists, will win and you, the illustrators, the makers of kitsch, the promoters of kitsch, will lose is because of one simple idea:

Chaos is greater than an illusion...

You're an illusionist and we are agents of chaos. We are not the deceivers.

What you don't seem to understand is art always evuentually correlates with science. Now you can resort to insults all you want. But one thing is for sure, I'm not the one being a fool. The garbage you espouse does nothing to address technology. Now who is unconnected?

And one thing you simply cannot comprehend apparently is that fine art is about the how...not the what.

By the way, your pretentiousness should take a look at Friedrich Nietzche. His concept of the ubermensch was of the person who rises above mediocrity, above the values of the masses (that's you) and spreads enlightenment. That's what we artists do...we spread enlightenment. You however, are an agent of decadence. People like you corrupt everything you touch.

You remind me of this curator I know of who literally markets himself as one "who spreads light where there is darkness", it's even on his website, and he is probably one of the worst cut-throats I've met.

Btw, that was really an eye sore. Did you really need to rape everyone's mind with that awful stuff you just posted?

Oh don't worry, we the artists will be toppling your decadent empire soon. And there really isn't anything you can do to stop it. It's inevitable. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.



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YE OLDE SWITCHAROO
I really don't care whether or not you (JCAI) like graffiti or street art. But you clearly don't know much about it. If you're going to criticize, do it from a position of knowledge, not self-regarding ignorance. And, please, stop parading century-old cliches as though they are profound truths you came up with only yesterday.

As for the "art world," sure it's corrupt. Is the Pope Catholic? What else is new? And that art world is not in the least threatened by your abstractions, even with the added electronics and crystals. When City Hall hung your paintings it was not striking a brave blow for aesthetic freedom, much less poking a stick in the eye of the Mayor's oligarchic backers.

Your prose is out there floating on a cloud of its own, blissfully unconnected either to the world or even to your art. As far as I can tell, it's pure unadulterated nonsense, albeit a bit clumsy.

Posted on: 2014/12/31 8:06
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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fat-ass-bike wrote:
I wouldn't mind this mural in JC !

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I agree with your sentiment completely.
But politics in art has much more of an impact when it is metaphorical.
The art theory of today emphasizes the ironic and the literal, what this basically does is serves the people you despise.
Because after the one-trick message is applied, that's it, there's nothing more to it.
There is no further analysis.


Here is an example of political art that I do, all of these pieces are on exhibit at the Atrium Gallery right now.
Tyranny of Freedom and Age of Decadence are reserved for a featured exhibit at Maxwells the moment this exhibit is finished.
Tyranny of Freedom, Age of Decadence, Age of Decadence (Study) were exhibited in the summer at City Hall of Jersey City
in a 2-person exhibit on the 3rd floor.

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Tyranny of Freedom. Oil on Steel, Electronic Components, Crystals. 4' x 3'.

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Tyranny of Freedom (Study). Artist Crayon on Paper. 18" x 24".

This painting has a reflection of today's American government on a steady trajectory based on its behavior today into the future.
An American government with an open "resistance is futile. you will be assimilated" policy mentality.
Which is pretty much the mentality today, but just more subversive.
Just take a look at what our government and NATO does in Ukraine for example.

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Lord Machine. Oil on Steel, Electronic Components, Crystals. 4' x 3'.

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Lord Machine (Study). Ink on Paper. 18" x 24".

This painting is a play on the old master paintings of lords and nobility.
It's a reflection of today's nobles and oligarchs, the corporate people you speak of.
Thinking of a ruthless futuristic, abomination of a machine as a lord, an oligarch.
Not much different than what we have today I guess.

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Age of Decadence. Oil on Canvas. 4' x 3'.

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Age of Decadence (Study). Artist Crayon on Paper. 18" x 24".

This painting is about the intellectual, cultural, and moral decay of a society.
A disgusting, incompetent blob-like thing with far-reaching tentacle - like limbs.
Not much different than the oligarchs you speak of.
Agents of corruption.
Agents of decadence.


That's the whole point of kitsch, grafitti, and street art. It doesn't want us to think deeper.
It's a deception just as much as these oligarchs you speak of. It's a logo. A one-trick pony.
You can still look at these paintings and drawings I just posted and still come up with more interpretations, more analysis.
That's what separates mediocrity from high art. The art world is in lock-step with the oligarchs you speak of...by dumbing down the population.
Make the population stupid and you can make them believe and go along with anything.
Next time an art historian tries to convince you that they understand art better than you...well...they don't.
They just make it appear that way.

True art is dangerous. That's why the art establishment doesn't want to promote it.

Posted on: 2014/12/31 1:34
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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VA2015 wrote:
I would not use any of those adjectives in this situation but it's certainly clear you believe in what you're doing.


I would. Because we are not the patron saints of mediocrity...






Mediocrity can't win on merit so it has to resort to other tactics...





Making artists submissive to a group mentality and becoming a lap dog of the institution is how graffiti / street art has been able to thrive.

The Jersey City Artist Initiative has a message for those who support and finance mediocrity. We'll be toppling your empire soon :)

Posted on: 2014/12/30 16:42
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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VA2015 wrote:
Bashing EITHER street art or graffiti is foolish


We don't accept illustrators...so how would that be foolish. JCAI is non-commercial.

We are quite aware that what we do is appealing, controversial, dangerous, stimulating. The art world is a game, we just play the game without following the rules. And we're pretty good at it.

Posted on: 2014/12/29 14:07
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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wow, the JCAI pretty much lost all credibility in two posts.


You should see his whining and shit talking on Twitter. For someone trying to start an art group he really excels at alienating people.


Not taking it from the ruthless art world doesn't equate to 'whining', alienating, or 'talking'.

Btw, if you are so easily offended so far, you should read my philosophical essays published on the site. At this rate, if you read them, you might need a parachute.

Welcome to the real world. The art world isn't as cozy and lovy-dovy as it appears on the surface. Just because we don't play ball, doesn't mean you need to throw a fit over it.

I get it. You like the way things are. Good luck with that.

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stc4blues wrote:
ignorance about graffiti is embarrassment


Yeah, graffiti isn't that hard to figure out...it's not even offensive, it's just really really awful. Illustrational, low-middle brow, marketable...

There's a reason the institution recognizes people like Banksy, because it gives them enough power to recognize artists only up to a certain point and also enough power to dismiss the artist...who go with the marketable flow...



Posted on: 2014/12/29 13:36

Edited by JCAI on 2014/12/29 14:06:12
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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JCAI wrote:
...Don't see any harm in using oil paint instead of this spray paint 'stuff', no brushwork, no uniqueness….


Uniqueness comes from the hand, not the brush.


Please don't pretend to understand the nature of painting more than me because you will end up embarrassing yourself.

Skilled painting and drawing actually has more to do with your wrist...not your hands.

Spray paint = No brushwork. No brushwork = no mark = no uniqueness.

In other words, it's spam, repetitive kitsch.

Posted on: 2014/12/29 7:29
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Jersey City Artist Initiative is Looking to Work with Businesses and Recruit Artists
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JCAI is looking to work with local Jersey City businesses (and outside JC too) for exhibits, artistic projects, and anything else.

We are also desiring to recruit Jersey City artists and artists from anywhere to join our free organization.

We offer exhibits, an authentic artist social community, networking, artistic projects, and more.

The beautiful thing about the Jersey City Artist Initiative is that we are fiercely independent,
reliant on no one, offer so much to artists and the community, efficient, focused, and with no b.s. fees or fundraising like 'Pro-Arts'.

JCAI was not only created to enhance the artist social community in Jersey City, but to offer many opportunities to dedicated artists.

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Posted on: 2014/12/28 21:45
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Re: Jersey City seeking to commission dozens of murals citywide
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My issue with the 'murals' is they look more like graffiti and low - middle brow 'stuff' than actual murals.

Don't see any harm in using oil paint instead of this spray paint 'stuff', no brushwork, no uniqueness.

Oh and Bansky is a hack as much as Damien Hirst or Jeff Koonz, Shephard Ferry.

It's always about the artist being submissive to either a group mentality or to the institution. Graffiti is about logos and making artists submissive to the group mentality.

Posted on: 2014/12/28 20:34
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The Absolute Most Efficient & Best Quality Drawing & Painting Fine Art Lessons
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Posted on: 2014/11/12 17:42
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Indy Art Film in JC: Cast & Crew Call
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This is an art film revolving around two characters, a professional thief
named Aaliyah and an electrical engineer named Kane Vimir who perform a heist
after discovering a conspiracy. It takes place in a post-war ravaged hi-tech future
in a state of partial social collapse.


Cast:

Aaliyah the Thief
Kane Vimir
Office Worker
Secretary
CEO
Security / Federal Agent #1
Security / Federal Agent #2
Security / Federal Agent #3
Security / Federal Agent #4

Crew: (some of these positions have been filled)
Director & Editing
Director of Photography
Art Director
Props
Set Design
Wardrobe
Makeup
Sound Design & Effects
Special Effects

Visit our website to find out more information and contact us from there.

Posted on: 2014/11/9 21:37
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Call for Artists for Multiple Exhibits -JERSEY CITY ARTIST INITIATIVE - No Fees
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Please visit Michael-Hanna.org/JCAI for much more information

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JCAI is an off-line artistic gathering of fine artists, writers, filmmakers, and theater artists.

We are focused on socializing, artistic collaboration, networking, exposing ourselves to public venues such as exhibitions, and more.

Confirmed Exhibitions:

Building Bridges: Yana Brink & Michael Hanna
The Art Factory, Paterson, NJ.
Starts October 6th
Opening Reception: Oct. 11 & 12.

Jersey City Artist Initiative: Transcendental Downtown
Park Foundry, Jersey City - Permanent, Rotating Exhibits
October

Jersey City Artist Initiative: Cyberpunk
58 Gallery, Jersey City
June: Two receptions

Jersey City Artist Initiative: Eternal Glory
City Hall of Jersey City
August: Two receptions

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We are also in the process of securing more exhibits soon.

Posted on: 2014/9/27 23:50
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Re: Call for Artists/Writers: Jersey City Artist Initiative Exhibit: THe Void. No Fees.
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Just to be clear, this is a proposal for an exhibit and has not been set in stone yet.

Posted on: 2014/8/7 13:49
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Call for Artists/Writers: Jersey City Artist Initiative Exhibit: THe Void. No Fees.
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Michael-Hanna.org/JCAI

Welcome to the Jersey City Artist Initiative, an absolutely no-fee, no-fundraising social community of Jersey City & Outsider Artists.

This is an exhibit open to members only, which would be roughly a year from now at the Brennan Courthouse. The rotunda exhibiting area is going under restoration which is why the exhibit is so far from now.

There are several guidelines, so please contact us if you wish join and participate with us. This exhibit will include four artists.

Posted on: 2014/8/6 17:08
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Re: Jersey City Artist Initiative
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Thank you. Fine Artists and Writers deserve an authentic social community, please let your artist friends know about us.

Twitter.com/JC_Artists

Michael-Hanna.org/JCAI

Posted on: 2014/7/21 13:24
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Jersey City Artist Initiative
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"To Harness the Collective Creative Spirit". Michael-Hanna.org/JCAI

Our Mission: JCAI is an off-line artistic social meet-up group of fine artists and writers organized by exhibiting contemporary artist, Michael Hanna. We meet up once a month at a location in Jersey City. These include studio visits, parks, cafes, art galleries, etc. There are also monthly unofficial meet-ups.

The goal is to have each guest bring a piece of their art with them, whether it be their sketchbook, a painting, a sculpture, poems, a play, philosophical and intellectual essays. Fine artists are encouraged to talk about their work while poets and writers are encouraged to read their work to the group. Other than that there are no rules, it's just a meet up of artists looking for a social community. You can use our community to start a revolutionary art movement, find other creative minds to help you create and act in the play / film you wrote, or seek a fresh perspective, it's up to you.

Despite Jersey City having an artsy downtown district and filled with artists scattered throughout the city, there lacks any vibrant social artist community which reflects it, JCAI's goal is to remedy the problem.


How to Join us:
Artists from outside Jersey City are encouraged to join, this is an inclusive group but we ask that you make a reservation with us so we can confirm how many people are coming and so we can make accommodations if necessary. Please e-mail us and tell us about yourself, whether you're a fine artist, poet, philosopher, etc. If you have an artist website to share with us your work, etc.

We ask that only people who have interest in coming to multiple social gatherings to request a reservation, you don't have to come to every meet up or even every other meet-up, but our goal is to develop a close-knit community, not a party. We also ask that you notify us in advance by e-mail for every "official" meet-up you are coming to, the reason for this is for logistical reasons and to make accommodations. "Unofficial" meet ups do not require notification, but check the website in case there is a cancellation.


Our Dignity: There are absolutely no fees, absolutely no fundraising, we will never, ever ask you for money, unless you want to use your money to benefit the group such as renting out an art gallery, theater for us, etc.

This dynamic, strong structure, yet boundless freedom is what makes the Jersey City Artist Initiative a unique approach.


How to Stay Up to Date:
Michael-Hanna.org/JCAI and on twitter at Twitter.com/JC_Artists

Schedule:

August: Michael Hanna's Studio. Beer, Vodka, drinks & food will be served.
September: Hamilton Park in Downtown
October: Cafe in Downtown
November: LITM Gallery
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The official meet-ups are always on the first Saturday of the month at Noon, at a specific location, unless otherwise noted.

There are unofficial meet-ups. They are always on the third Saturday of every month at Noon, always at my studio, if I am busy, I will post a cancellation for that specific date.

Posted on: 2014/7/20 17:01
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