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Tasks for Sol LeWitt

As a part of the new exhibit, An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, two artists are challenging the staff of Cabinet Magazine and MASS MoCA to complete simple daily tasks that will heighten our awareness of ourselves and the world around us and encourage us to do something different!

Photo by: Danelle Cheney

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, which opened on January 22nd, asked artists to submit a piece of work that Sol LeWitt would have enjoyed. Sol made exchanges with his friends and other artists throughout his life to form special relationships between two minds.

As a part of this exhibition, Stephanie Diamond and Adia Millett of You Are Here send us an e-mail with a daily task that is meant to work fluidly with your work day.

But beware…The tasks aren’t as easy as you would think.

The first task asked us to NOT communicate for an hour. No texting. No facebook. No talking. Nothing.

LUCKILY I missed the e-mail for the first day and didn’t have to do that!

However, the next day I received an e-mail that said..

Your task for January 26th is:
Give something away to one of your co-workers, something that you never thought of giving away. Be aware of how it makes you feel.

I must be honest and tell you that I don’t have much to give away, but it was fun to consider what I DID have and give it to someone who most definitely deserved it.

But who could that be?…

Conveniently, January 26th is one our of graphic designer’s birthday! But our poor designer accidentally ate onions at lunch and it made her sick! So when I went to execute my task, she was nowhere to be found…I left the presents on her desk anyway.

Then this morning on January 27th, I came to work, poured myself some coffee, started blogging, and checked my e-mail…

Your task for January 27th is:

4) No caffeine Day


Oops! Too late!

The challenge that I send to YOU is: Challenge your friends or co-workers! Only good things can come from this!

Have a great day everyone and stay tuned for more tasks from Stephanie Diamond and Adia Millett of You Are Here!

Your task for January 27th is:

4) No caffeine Day

Posted January 27, 2011 by MASS MoCA
Filed under An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, BLOG, Exhibitions
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