Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

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…The ICP-Bard MFA class of 2017 solo exhibition schedule…

24-20 JACKSON AVENUE

LONG ISLAND CITY

7, G, E, M >>>COURT SQUARE…

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MARCH 2ND 2017

SASHA LOUIS BUSH–BLOCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

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Scraps

MARCH 9TH 2017

SAM MARGEVICIUS–444

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MARCH 16TH 2017

MARLA HERNANDEZ–REVISIT

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MARCH 30TH 2017

MELCHIOR DE TINGUY DU POUET

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two blocks on a shelf #1, 2017  (pigments mixed with plaster and cement on wood structure)

APRIL 6TH 2017

CRISTINA VELASQUEZ

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La región más transparente

APRIL 13TH

NECHAMA WINSTON

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Portrait of Ms. G., 1920s/2017 (digital color and black and white video, 00:30 seconds on loop)

APRIL 20TH

EMILE RUBINO–OTHER THINGS

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Missing Black Tuxedo Cat – Wanna Chocolate Bar Dog?  (Silver Gelatin Print, 8.7 x 7.5″)

APRIL 27TH

HYUNGJO MOON–THERE IS NO COW LEVEL

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Work Table

MAY 4TH

GÜLSÜM KAVUNCU

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Open Call: SHIM!

Heads up for anyone looking for a place to show your work! This open call is closing soon!

screen-shot-2017-02-17-at-12-59-49-pmSHIM is pleased to announce an open call to visual artists in all media for our Invitational program. Invitationals take place twice each year in Brooklyn, New York at our home gallery in Bushwick. If selected by our team, your work will be included in a two-week curated exhibition, with 100% of all sales retained by YOU, the artist.

DEADLINE: Sunday, Feb 19.

TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/2kRm0MQ

http://www.shhhim.com

“Art – Less”

In a move similar to MoMA, in which the museum highlighted the work of artists whose countries were affected by Trump’s travel ban, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College has de-installed or covered all works of art on display that were made by or donated to the museum by immigrants. This “de-installed” display began today and will last until Feb. 21. In total, the museum is covering or removing about 20 percent of the art work on display (roughly 120 pieces). The works, though not viewable, will be marked with labels (which are also available for download) reading “made by an immigrant” or “given by an immigrant.”

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https://news.artnet.com/art-world/davis-museum-protests-trumps-travel-ban-taking-immigrant-art-863390

https://www.wellesley.edu/sites/default/files/assets/departments/davismuseum/news%20imgs/press%20release/art-less_labels_r2.pdf

 

From the ICP Collection

I found this image under a section titled “New Photography from China” in the online ICP collections. Without much context, I was intrigued by the formal composite of the image yet the bizarre action depicted within it.

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To Add A Meter To An Anonymous Mountain, Cang Xin (1995)            

https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/objects/to-add-a-meter-to-an-anonymous-mountain

Here’s what I found out about it:

A group of performance artists called the Beijing East Village, hiked a mountain outside of Beijing on May 11, 1995. They measured the height of the mountain as well as the weight of each participant. They all took off their clothes and formed a pyramid, with the heaviest participants at the bottom and the lightest on top. For about ten minutes, on that afternoon, the mountain’s height was one meter higher.

Miranda July and Joanie 4 Jackie

In the 1990s, Miranda July created a community of amateur female film makers, like herself at the time.

Now, 22 years later, the Getty Research Institute has acquired the collection of videos as well as other ephemera related to the Joanie 4 Jackie community including booklets, posters and letters.

Based in Portland, July handed out pamphlets at punk shows, colleges and grocery stores to spread the word and invite film submissions.

“In 1995, when I was 21, I dropped out of UC Santa Cruz and moved to Portland, Ore., to be with my then-girlfriend and girls in general. A few months later I typed up the pamphlet (above), inviting women to send me their short movies. I described the concept like this: ‘A Challenge and A Promise: Lady, u send me yr movie + $5.00 & I’ll send you the latest Big Moviola compilation (that’s 10 lady-made movies including yrs).’ Nine movies, plus their own, would be sent back as what I called a ‘Chainletter’ tape. After a cease-and-desist letter from Moviola Digital, I changed the name to Joanie 4 Jackie, a name that meant women supporting other women — rooting for them.”

 

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Read more about her original project here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/t-magazine/miranda-july-joanie-4-jackie-film.html

Or check out the new online archive, seven years in the making: http://www.joanie4jackie.com

 

Dia Beacon

Today, ICP MFA class had a field trip to Dia Beacon.

from Top Left to Bottom Right:

Michael Heizer  North, East, South, West, 1967/2002
Joseph Beuys Arena – dove sarei arrivato se fossi stato intelligente!, 1970–72
Richard Serra 45 maquettes for Torqued Ellipses, 1994–98
Richard Serra Consequence, 2003
Richard Serra Union of the Torus and the Sphere, 2001
Richard Serra 2000, 2000
Dan Flavin untitled (to a man, George McGovern) 2, 1972
Dan Flavin untitled, 1976
Dan Flavin untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection), 1973