ABC’S of Contemporary Art
The ABC's of Contemporary Art is an on-going and incomplete glossary of terms contextualizing current conditions within the Fine-Art Industry with a central focus on presenting the causes and expansive effects of this industry historically and with the working class as a focal point of analysis. By doing so, I hope to help artists and non-artists alike to better grasp the economic and political significance of the current Art Market, and the boundless potential that the future of both art, and the world, holds. 5 limited edition of handmade prints of the ABC’S of Contemporary Art went to Miami Art Basel 2019 with Bodega x Diesel.
25 poster zines were availble at Boston Art Book Fair, and this publication was also aquired by the MassArt Library for their artist book collection.
“ Here at Bodega we are no strangers to common colloquialisms like “cool” or “chill,”but we have always preferred the terms as they are used in the vernacular of the youth as opposed to what they mean to New England winters. With that in mind and with snow in the forecast, Bodega HQ recently set its sights to the south, fled the beginnings of a blustery Boston winter, and opted instead to join the artistic spirit of winter’s premier cultural gathering, Art Basel.
Together with iconic Italian denim brand, Diesel, Bodega entered the party as special uninvited guests, but quickly made an impression as a popular forced to be reckoned with.
Sure, the common man, lazy with their lexicon could have referred to this a “collaborative pop up.” But we aren’t common, neither are you, nor is is grandiose floor plan and stylized buildout that we brought to Miami. Sure, it was a store, but it was so much more. When Bodega sets up shop, we make it an event you won’t likely forget.
On the morning of Friday, December 6, with a line down the street, Bodega’s epic, temporary storefront opened for business. The result of a week full of intensive construction, the buildout marked yet another chapter in our rich history of artistic activations and impromptu installations. Showing the DIY in our collective DNA, a city block scene was recreated indoors, by hand, using upcycled materials, to act as a functioning storefront. And it’s still functioning as we speak.
As part of our continued support of analog art and in celebration of the written word, Bodega’s buildout included a makeshift newsstand and temporarily library of zines from authors all over the world. Rumor has it that the immense collection was the largest collection of its kind in the Design District.
Straddling the line of rogue retailer and artist collective, Bodega’s temporary holdings gave us a chance to provide a truly unique customer experience as well as an opportunity to redefine the art of commerce through our unwavering philosophies, unique perspectives, lofty visions and signature aesthetic.
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5 limited edition of handmade prints of the ABC’S of Contemporary Art went to Miami Art Basel 2019 with Bodega x Diesel. 25 poster zines were availble at Boston Art Book Fair, and this publication was also aquired by the MassArt Library for their artist book collection.