It has been brought to our attention that The Pinky Show was named one of "9 Amazing Political Art Projects of 2010" by ArtThreat. Obviously those guys at ArtThreat are smarter than the clueless editors at Artforum, ARTnews, Art in America, etc., who still haven't identified us as the best artists in the world.
Doesn't matter, we'll keep making things.
Here's what culture+politics writer Michael Lithgow had to say about us in the top 9 list:
"The Pinky Show received a lot of attention in 2010 and for good reason. Using unstoppably cute animation, the creative duo behind The Pinky Show is presenting unflinching critical analysis of some of the most difficult political issues of the day. Up for consideration: the relationship between colonialism and the construction of memory through museums and world’s fairs, the Hawaii indigenous sovereignty movement, the role of public education in producing conformity and subjugation, academic freedom, creepy children’s toys...
What makes this project so noteworthy is the way complex and abstract meditations on power and oppression are rendered in entirely accessible ways — a rendering of discourse to match the simplicity and yet charm of the animation. There are resources galore here for teaching, if addressing the obscured consequences and marginalized experiences under the current global regime — whatever it is: colonial, capitalist, democratic, fascist — is your goal."Nice write-up, Thank You Michael Lithgow!
Another nice thing about being included on lists like this is that we get to find out about other amazing (their adjective, not mine) artists/artist collectives without having to do any research of our own. Which is so convenient because I don't follow the art world and wouldn't know where to start looking. If anybody out there knows about super-fabulous art projects out there, please let us know. I wouldn't mind learning more about art -n- stuff.
Posted by Bunny.