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12 Events

The Art Guys
1983-2013: Thirty Years of Collaboration, Commitment, Confustion



"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

12 Events is a series public events executed by The Art Guys at various locations throughout Houston over the course of the year 2013.  
12 Events
consists of 12 separate and distinct events, one for each month.  
12 Events consists of selections from unrealized works by The Art Guys of varying length and complexity.  
12 Events is a series of unspectacular spectacles: elaborately unordinary life gestures.  
12 Events continues The Art Guys interest in a "direct-to-the-public" and accessible approach to experiencing art outside the established institutional framework.
12 Events
is designed to engage the widest possible audience by utilizing various media. The Art Guys engage the media because the media engages the public.
12 Events is free and open to the public.
12 Events is presented in celebration of thirty years of The Art Guys' collaboration.


 
 

October

There Ought To Be A Law

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location: City Council Chamber, Second Floor, 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas

Description: - The Art Guys suggested new laws that they think should be passed in Houston by making a presentation to the City Council of Houston.*
(Both Art Guys were prohibited from approaching the podium and speaking together due to new "security measures.")


photos by Adam Aronson


Video presentation of event
on HTV (Houston Television)

video documentary by Media Syrup (92 MB)


The proposed laws


Audio presentation to
City Council [MP3- 3 MB]

Crazy new laws for Houston? Ban on dogs playing cards among measures pushed by a persistent pair - CultureMap
Local “Art Guys” propose wacky laws to City Council - Houston Tomorrow

Audiences followed The Art Guys live during this event on FaceBook and Twitter ( @TheArtGuys)

 

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