Interactive performance at the gallery playing L'artisan, a game created by artist Jomar Statkun.
Interactive performance at the gallery playing L'artisan, a game created by Jomar Statkun. It is based on the German board game, Carcassonne, in which players compete to occupy and complete cities, roads and farmland. For L'artisan, Statkun has remade all the pieces by hand (114 gaming tiles, game board pieces, and a wooden box that houses the complete game) and transformed the structure and objective of the game to navigating the “Art World” - cities are now galleries, roads are paths of collectors, and farmland is cultural capital. During the game, the players take on the role of artists, and the pieces they use on the board represent their artwork. At the beginning of the week, a game of L'artisan will be played by a select group of individuals who, by playing the game, will win opportunities to choose their favorite Jomar Statkun artworks from the basement and have them installed into the exhibition in the upstairs gallery space wherever they choose. Following this opening game, L'artisan will be on view at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.