Billy organized and participated in numerous events, exhibitions, interviews and IRL meetings. Here is a selection.
Screening @ Galeria Kolonie, Warsaw
Interview for the newartcenter.info project
What is the future of art?
It’s a matter of time when art will switch in treating its default medium space - from current ‘white cube’ to the Internet. Whole model of current art evaluation & economy is evolving around material objects. Art from the one side seems as the most dynamic discipline of culture, but from the other it is the only culture area that didn’t make a switch to the digital age. And this is a crucial move because current model didn’t really change since XIX century and is hugely constraining the scope of art creation.
What is the future of art institution?
Let imagine the situation that public institutions are signing artists on time-based contracts alike footballers are by sports clubs, actors by theaters, musicians by philharmonics. Anyway, currently the art sector is the exception when thinking about distribution of public money in culture. Public money in theater, music, film in much larger parts is going to creators themselves. When art-world will fully embrace the Internet as a medium - institutions could shrink in size and money that formerly have been spent on - building & maintaining huge spaces, realizing temporary exhibitions, funding artworks existing for one-month (that are later disassembled or sold to private collection), salaries of builders, electricians, managers - could be invested in signing executive teams of artists/designers/curators to realize art to the Internet.
What is the future of art education?
We live in the post-conceptual landscape. Clear division on the curator and artists is fake. After conceptualism we simply cannot believe in the gap between the artwork and its interpretation, art and its context. So both way - artists will be increasingly working on their theory and curators/art historians on their aesthetics.
What is the future of art production after internet?
Youtube has already more than a thousand partners who make 6 figures ($) annually. The dynamic of the art establishing itself on the Internet - depends on the development of services that could bring sustainable gains to authors. Though, the current system that is based on flat view count is to be replaced. Culture shouldn’t only come down to mesmerizing masses of eyes with catchy cat videos. It’s important endeavor to come up with the technology that would compensate authors for creating meaningful content. Therefore, viewers should be able to decide on the weight of their like or to be able to determine how much their particular view “counts” – all for the sake of better identifying valuable content and stimulating culturally important authors with sustainable production situation.
Chat about his trip to Vegas, La, NY
Chat about Her trip to Rio de Janeiro and amazon Delta
Interview accompaining Jan Domicz's National Geographic exhibition
Screening @ Solec 44, Warsaw
Billy organized an online version of a plein-air via Instagram. Participants posted Instagram photos using the hashtag #billygalleryonpleinair. The participants walked through an unusual urban environment on the edge of Warsaw. On one side there has been massive and aggressive development of blocks of flats, and opposite there is a wild landscape with huge meadows. Part of the area is a remnant of the village that used to be in its place 50 years ago, but there are also dumps and spots where thieves disassemble stolen cars.
Chat about her trip to Maryland County Fair