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Event: I like the Art World: An evening of Performance and Creative Advice

Thursday, February 17th 6:30pm                                                                                                         

Representatives from the How’s My Dealing? blog will give the inside scoop on New York galleries.  Who doesn’t pay their artists?  Who sleeps with their interns?  Who “loses” artwork?   

Man Bartlett embarks on an entire day of liking the art world (and, more specifically, liking I Like The Art World And The Art World Likes Me) in #24hLike.  Bartlett will live at EFA Project Space for 24 hours, broadcasting his “likes” via Twitter and a live video stream.  

Lisa Levy will analyze members of the audience in Dr. Lisa’s Ego Challenge for Artists.  Participants will have their egos judged on a scale of 1 through 10 and receive a prescription for personal and career success from Dr. Lisa.  

Pablo Helguera, author of The Estheticist, provides, “a free ongoing service of art consultation around practical, philosophical and ethical issues around the visual arts profession.”  He will be answering viewers’ questions about how to navigate the art world.


Please write to The Estheticist!

The Estheticist is a free service and advice column for the visual arts profession. Questions may relate to professional dilemmas (how can I approach a curator?), ethical issues in the art world (should I curate myself into a show?), conflict of interest-scenarios (should I curate my boyfriend into a show?), basic skills questions ( how does one enter into the biennial circuit?)  practical matters (should I move to Berlin?) or serious theoretical issues (what is the function of art today in society?)


Write us with your question to or drop them off at our mailbox at the EFA Gallery. WE WILL RESPOND TO EVERY SINGLE INQUIRY.  In exchange participants questions will be included anonymously in future publications of the Estheticist as a tool for art professionals (if you want to be acknowledged with your real name, please specify this in your inquiry).You can visit the blog here:

Artist Bios:

Man Bartlett has made work in many media, but most recently has focused on performance art, drawings, and installation art. Currently he is an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory in Queens, NY, and has a studio in Brooklyn. Bartlett He has exhibited professionally nationally and is included in private collections in many American cities, as well as in the flatfiles of Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, ebersmoore in Chicago, and OneWay Gallery in Narragansett.

Lisa Levy is a conceptual artist, self-proclaimed psychotherapist, performer, comedian and advertising art director. Lisa has exhibited widely at venues such as White Columns, Artists Space, Printed Matter, The New Museum and the Scope Art Fair. Her other performances include "Psychotherapy LIVE!" where she plays shrink to the audience and "Red Carpet LIVE!" where she is a red carpet host.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, and performance. Helguera’s work focuses in a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. Helguera’s work is in the collections of MoCA Chicago, El Museo del Bario, and the Weatherspoon Museum.