HiJack! will occupy your gallery space from August 2nd through September 1st. Your art-handlers have organized a soft takeover and will curate an exhibition that presents rarely shown works by artists from your gallery alongside artists of our choice who have never shown at Jack Shainman Gallery.
Our agenda includes plans to issue an essay that contextualizes the selected artworks within the theoretical discourse that surrounds global labor conditions.
In pursuit of our demands we will construct an artist labor library that will be installed across from your office and your door will be removed for the duration of the show.
Please do not be alarmed. We strive for camaraderie as we collapse the divisions of labor. This is our revolt. For the duration of HiJack!, we are not merely your "art-handlers" and we do not truly regard you as our hostage. We hope that under these conditions Stockholm/Lima Syndromes will flourish.
We are all workers seeking to engage the totality of our faculties in the realm of Art. Stay alert for our next dispatch.
Victor de Matha