White Flag Projects

Feb 1, 2008 - Feb 17, 2008

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White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008.

White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008.

 

White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008.

 

White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008.White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008. White Flag Projects, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2008. 

As the inaugural occupant, White Flag Projects will stage a pointed critique of the commercial gallery system within The Front Room, operating an ersatz gallery that offers insult and abuse as its only services. Willing patrons are photographed receiving a smack in the face and are then offered the opportunity to purchase a print of the moment the gallery attendant’s hand makes contact with his or her face. Gallery “goers” may be slapped free of charge, while “collectors” may pay to have a print made as a souvenir of the assault. “Important collectors” may attempt to negotiate discounts for large purchases of multiple slaps


 

Sponsors

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.