Art Shopping Network
Space 1026 is taking DIY to the ~virtual stage~ and will debut its own take on the quintessential home shopping channel experience. Art Shopping Network (ASN) is set to premiere 4 episodes, airing Thursdays in April at 7PM on Twitch & Instagram. This boutique cyber experience will allow viewers to act as art appreciators & shoppers, while reveling in the familiar dashes of personality that make Space 1026 the immersive, zany, sincere, and raucous place many have come to know it as.
Each installment of ASN will focus on a particular category of affordable artist-made items -- Objects/Tabletop/Housewares, Clothing & Wearables, Works on Paper, and Health & Wellness -- though the traditional trappings of home shopping quickly fall to the wayside, like layers of tissue being shooed away to reveal that hot, weird late-night purchase you’ve been waiting to display on the mantel. In one episode, this pulsating cornucopia of for-sale artisanal goods will be featured against the lush, cabineted backdrop of Tony Soprano’s capicola’d kitchen (bless you, green screen). In another episode, viewers can tune in to watch the frantic hawkings of a Bling Ring member lost in sheer capitalist ecstasy, as they give a virtual tour of Paris Hilton’s puppy turd-dappled walk-in closet.
You may be wondering at this very moment, just whom will be leading you through that relishing modern dance of Do-I-or-Do-I-Not-Buy-That-Elusive-Thing-Which-Deep-Down-I-Dearly-Know-I-Must-Have-As-It-Shall-Complete-Me, yes? ...
...The answer to your online shopping dreams is no other than comedian, artist and self-proclaimed ACME Supermarkets heiress Rose Luardo. Here to ooze hopped-up Lisa Rinna realness, with some John Waters razzle-dazzle to boot, Rose will walk her virtual army of online shopping pals through the in’s and out’s of the items they most covet, while dropping delectable tidbits about the weirdo artists who made ‘em! Friends and members of the Space will also join in remotely, as they call in to dish a customer review, or model a particular item.
Rose and ASN guests will serve as a conduit of sorts to the shut-in masses, as they roleplay with the item that has rendered them Never the Same; whether it be an original artwork, a tincture, or a tote, these products promise to transform your SOUL, if only they can reach your grasp through contactless delivery!
Of course, it is of utmost importance to note that ALL for-sale items featured on ASN can be purchased at www.store1026.com . The debut of Space 1026’s sleekest, freshest, cleanest website to ever grace the internets will coincide with ASN’S premiere on Thursday, April 1st.
Tune in at 7PM on April 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd.Instagram