15Minutes 2000

Danny Tisdale's

Danny Tisdale is one of the ten artists selected to participate in THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 The live art on the Internet series presented by FRANKLIN FURNACE, in collaboration with Parsons School of Design, Digital Design Department and the NetArt Initiative.

Friday, March 31, 2000 7-8 PM at Parsons Auditorium, 66 5th Avenue, NYC (between 13th & 14th Streets) 15MINUTES 2000 live performance, panel discussion and live netcast online at

15MINUTES is a talk show that considers art to be a central part of life instead of a frill. 15MINUTES blends elements of mass media culture with contemporary art discourse. It's a mix of Interview magazine, Joseph Beuys, MTV and Live at the Apollo!

15MINUTES introduces the public to the people who are shaping the contemporary art scene:

China Blue, Performing Artist
Kathy Brew, Director, Thundergulch
Valerie Cassel, one of Whitney Biennial 2000's guest curators
Renee Cox, Artist,
Blondell Cummings, Dancer
Ricardo Dominguez, Digital Artist
Zhang Ga, Artist, Faculty, MFA Design and Technology @ Parsons
G.H. Hovagimyan, Digital Artist, Professor
Larry Krone, Artist
Dread Scott, Artist
Danny Simmons, Artist/Dealer
Hugo Martinez, Dealer, Hugo Martinez Gallery
Simon Watson, Founding Director of Downtown Art Projects, Inc.
Gloria, Artist, poet and educator
Martha Wilson, Artist and Founding Director of Franklin Furnace
Alice Wu, Artist
....and many more

15MINUTES will bring art ideas, concepts, and discourse directly to a local and international audience. It follows a long tradition of artists creating public and private art, to address what John Malpede, Director of Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) calls "addressing the audience where they are, while addressing the conventions of art practice and pop culture, creating alternative strategies and interventions in the production of public art." In the true spirit of television, commercials will run every 15 minutes, as transition points between segments. Leading up to the 15MINUTES event, 15 and 30 second commercials are being auctioned online at and Ebay.com auction sites:

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Danny Tisdale's previous work includes Transitions Inc., Last African American, An Artist for a Change, and upcoming Artist and Communities Millennium Project with the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has been an artist as legislator, City Council candidate; Block Association President and creator of the Harlem Uptown Arts District; and Community Board Member and Independent Party State Representative and Convention Delegate for Harlem.

THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT 2000 is made possible by the faith and foresight of Jerome Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., the Heathcote Art Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts' Technology Initiative, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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