FIONA BANNER, JUDY RADUL, STAN DOUGLAS
January 1, 2000
Artspeak Gallery is pleased to present you with the opportunity to acquire the ideas of leading conceptual artists. In the crowded field of cultural products, a good idea is invaluable.
Wanna buy an Idea? Original thinkers are thin on the ground here, we figure. Why? Because it’s easy to just get by our comfy, none-too-challenging climes. But Artspeak, an artist-run space on Carrall Street, has come up with a solution to our problem. IDEA, the gallery’s latest fundraising initiative, offers punters “new, unexecuted ideas, in limited editions, by Fiona Banner, Judy Radul and Stan Douglas.” Your purchase ($55 per idea; collect all three for $165) gets you a gallery membership, plus a laser-printed certificate of the idea, perfect for flaunting at cocktail do’s. Another clever fundraising strategy: %500 buys a limited edition print of Ken Lum’s banned-in-Vienna billboard. Two Freedom Party-affiliated officials nixed the immigration-themed project, because it apparently “takes public discussion in the wrong direction.” — Amanda Payne