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Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan Are Looking for a Family Business Blogger

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Yesterday afternoon the ubiquitous, walk-in closet-sized pop-up gallery Family Business — founded by New Museum director Massimiliano Gioni and “retired” Italian art star Maurizio Cattelan, and coming off an epic opening for artist and YouTube art critic Hennessy Youngman/Jayson Muson’s open call exhibition — sent out a Facebook message looking for a blogger for the gallery’s website.

The request for applications — whose broken English suggests it may have been written by interim blogger Cattelan — reads thusly:

Family Business is looking for a cool bloggers for our website! Please send Godfather 150 words story about the worst experience you had in Chelsea in past five days! Deadline is this Sunday, 8 April! Email your bad experience to!

We should warn you that the entire IN THE AIR staff has already applied, so competition for the coveted blogger position will be heated.

— Benjamin Sutton

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  1. As an artist I know how difficult it is to get an opportunity.
    I’m very happy to be part of this art exhibition, and to have my art work be seen by many. I think this is a great change, for local artist to be discovered especially in the chelsea area.
    Hope my piece gets back to me in good condition…I love my baby!

    Thank you Family bussines and Hennesy Youngman!!!

  2. by Chris Golas

    All Photos taken at the family business event were made possible through the lighting provided by Chris Golas. All rights reserved.

  3. This was a great opportunity, but I must say the chaos of it all made me a bit apprehensive about contributing my painting for 2 reasons:

    1) Fear of damage (as the painting I wanted to show was damaged once already by another gallery, I repaired it, but I couldn’t bare for it to take another hit..who knows if it could survive the second time)

    2) I had a feeling the show would have some visual overload issues and a painting could easily be overlooked and overwhelmed by its surroundings…

    So I figured the simpler I go on this the better. I created a site specific piece and one that, if it was nailed to the ceiling, stepped on ect… I wouldn’t care. I believe it ended up being pretty successful as I spoke to a few people that said it was very smart and made them laugh, and that’s all I was really going for. You can see it in the photo, directly above the door “REST EYES HERE”. To those who went to the show and experienced the madness first hand, I hope, when you saw my work that it made you laugh, even if only under your breath ;)

    Thank You to Family Business, Hennessy Youngman aka HenRock aka The Pharo aka Mr.AKA and to all that made this show possible it is truly appreciated!

    Please check out my website to see my mixed media paintings, Sculptures/Installations and more Satire.

  4. We’re a bunch of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have performed a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

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