excerpt from a longer communication to be published by Art&Flux:
agent HAEFLIGER: Absolutely yes! I believe the continued exchange of knowledge and experience between critical companies is of great value to both partners. In business terms, synergies are clearly visible: both companies face growing markets, under-informed clients and critics, blissfully ignorant public institutions, disintegrated and chaotic supply chains, high price fluctuations in global end-customer and secondary markets, and a social environment that still views critical companies all too often with an old-left myopia for cutting-edge technology and an outright phobia of capitalist institutions. In artistic terms, the exchange covers production methods, working routines, critical thinking and continued struggles to keep a team running, and most of all the organizational challenges that are so critical to solve in order for the art production to rely on a solid fundament of communication and risk management and sharing.
etoy invites you to the fourth annual meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA.
When: June 6, 12.00-14.00
Where: etoy.TANKS - Raeffelstr. 30, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland.
1. Welcome by the president
2. Update by agent ZAI about etoy's investments and activities
3. Presentation of the financial figures for the year 2009
4. Presentation of the budget 2010
5. Discharge of the board
6. Election of the board: agents GRAMAZIO, MONOROM, ZAI, and HAEFLIGER (pr.)
7. Varia: brand image, website traffic, advisory board
Please submit any questions or discussion items before May 23 directly to the president (haefliger[at]etoy.com) The financial report and the statement of the auditor will be available to shareholders on site shortly.
IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the meeting you may delegate your voting rights to another shareholder. If you wish to do so, please forward your written consent to a shareholder of your choice before the meeting. etoy will count the voting rights present before the start of the meeting.
etoy invites you to a drink and a special tour of the etoy.TANKS following the annual meeting.
Purpose of etoy.CORPORATION SA, registered in Zug, Switzerland,
Register of Commerce CH-170.3.029.244-0
"etoy is art and invests all resources in the production of more art.
The firm represents the core and code of the corporate sculpture, and controls, protects, promotes, and exploits the cultural substance (intellectual property) and the etoy.ART-COLLECTION. etoy intends to reinvest all financial earnings in art"
we just got confirmation for our big show with platoon in gwangju/korea. it will take place during the gwangju biennale (INFO: http://www.art-magazin.de/newsticker/?news_id=4462 )sept/oct 2010.
platoon is currently setting up their second kunsthalle in asia (36 containers! the bastards are growing like hell!). for all of you who still dont know the project -> go and check it out: http://www.kunsthalle.com/
tom met with the ministery of culture in korea yesterday: they greenlighted the concept for a big etoy.SOLOSHOW.
happynesss and excitement: the platoon guys are perfect for such a venture because they understand etoy and its values/twists well, they are 100% container based, their approach is unconventional and (!) working with them is great fun* as we saw in berlin!
anyway... we are now working full speed on the implementation a 360° etoy.SHOW including the sarcophagus, tamatar, pachinko, daycare, etoy.SHARED-HISTORY etc. yes: we will move to korea ;-)
in this sense: it's a good moment to re-evaluate our share price.