Criptic Critic Conscience and Known for it

Monday, August 7, 2017

Note to poor. Ink on napkin, 2017



Khye Hitchcock Nothing better to do today buddy?

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Wells Tao
Wells Tao who are you

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Wells Tao
Wells Tao got enough pictures of your self? I could send you some

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Khye Hitchcock
Khye Hitchcock I'm the curator of the exhibition that decided that this wasn't a good thing to put on out a community who already deal with enough bullshit from every other angle and is really bored by this :)

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Wells Tao
Wells Tao Awesome thank you. I wondered who it was

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Wells Tao Khye Hitchcock so it was you who refused the versions of this work with out the swearing? On account that 'Chch' couldn't handle it?

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Khye Hitchcock
Khye Hitchcock Myself, and a committee of 10 chch based folk. On account that it doesn't fit at all with the kaupapa of the exhibition.

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Wells Tao
Wells Tao you abuse the word Kaupapa. But thanks for drawing a line. You looked like a bunch of self satisfied creeps, and you've acted like it. Way to sell a package.

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Khye Hitchcock
Khye Hitchcock You know nothing of my practice other than it doesn't satisfy your need to cause a scene. I'll stand by it and The Social's decision to exclude the work.

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Wells Tao
Wells Tao Khye Hitchcock I appreciate that.
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Wells Tao the only scene I was interested in causing is with you sweet pants.
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Khye Hitchcock
Khye Hitchcock You were not the only artist rejected for this mural project - there were far more entries than capacity. This is the point of a call for proposals, not everyone gets in. You live up to your reputation, thanks for the amusing encounter.
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Wells Tao
Wells Tao Khye Hitchcock Cool. I was informed by Gaby Montejo, that however a poster of my work had been printed can you confirm this?
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Khye Hitchcock Gaby will respond - believe it's going in an anti fashion show and possibly in the small exhibition hang of posters that were't able to be hung outside in the cafe due to our lease agreements and responsibility to tenants and a myriad of other curatorial considerations. I'll leave it to The Social from here.
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Khye Hitchcock Also the sexist/inappropriate comments and attempts to belittle me based on social media representation/appearance, particularly referring to me as 'sweet pants' on a semi-public social media forum after determining that I'm the curator of this exhibition are really unprofessional and have been noted, and not just by me.
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Wells Tao
Wells Tao I hope you will appreciate that this (my work) has not been about you, but about other issues. You have been very professional.
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Wells Tao oh really, damn I just posted about how professional you were behaving except that first passive aggressive comment. But then you go and drop all of your shit all over me. HA! nuts.
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Wells Tao let the record be judged!
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Wells Tao My banned poster. Now will be put on a T-shirt cause capitalism likes the commercialized. Way to go SOCIAL... rock'n it.

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Wells Tao not very social really.

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I believe I have successfully articulated 'identify politics' falling over. Where those professing to 'care' become the biggest bullies. 

Who knew curators, artists, had so much in common with WINZ staff. 

Khye Hitchcock is the curator of a show in Christchurch NZ that along with a panel of ten like minded individuals banned my invited work from public showing, then offered to put it on a T-shirt for a 'anti-fashion' show, which I have decided is too much a capitalist strategy so nah. 

The reason for it being banned was that it was against the shows "Kaupapa" which as I understand it had something about hanging out with each others and being groovy to one another.
Hilarious. But also sad. 

It's like, not only has free speech left Chch with its democracy, but any semblance of it, post the 'gap filler' chch propaganda status quo art movement, is an overwhelming threat.

Not very Social really.

Tao Wells

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