We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay
opening Oct. 25
The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina Gallery
Kansas City, MO.
Featured artists: David O. Alekhuogie (New Haven, CT), Jennifer Boe (Kansas City, MO), Andrea Bowers (Los Angeles, CA), Candy Chang (New Orleans, LA), Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca, NY), Theaster Gates (Chicago, IL), Honey Pot Performance (Chicago, IL), Steve Lambert (New York, NY), Persia ft. Daddies Plastik (San Francisco, CA), William Powhida (New York, NY), Public Media Institute (Chicago, IL), Alex Schaefer (Los Angeles, CA), Mike Simi (Chicago, IL), Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme (Chicago, IL), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco, CA), Cassie Thornton (San Francisco, CA), and Daniel Tucker (Chicago, IL).
Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address everyday and street-level concerns of the economic recession (unemployment, debt, corporate greed, minimum wage rates, and more) with playfulness, aplomb, and an often bleak sense of humor. Financial lack, foreclosed property, exploitative labor policy, and high-priced healthcare are just a handful of the economic realities producing absurdist dilemmas for individuals and communities across the nation. Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in- Residence Danny Orendorff and featuring over 15 internationally exhibiting American artists working in medium non-specific manners, this exhibition confronts such realities and absurdities with headstrong wit and hilarious outrage.
Capitalism Works For Me! True/False will show in Times Square as part of the 2013 Crossing The Line Festival and Times Square Arts.
About Crossing The Line:
Over twenty-five days, Crossing the Line, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), offers New Yorkers a chance to engage with the work and imagination of seventeen extraordinary international artists, several presenting their work and ideas in New York for the first time.
Capitalism Works For Me! True/False will be in Times Square on these dates.
- Sept. 20, 12-5 pm
- Oct. 6-7, 12-7 pm
- Oct. 8, 12-7 pm
- Oct. 9, 12-7 pm
Does Capitalism Work? Public Conversation
“Does Capitalism Work?”: Conversation with Steve Lambert, economist Richard Wolff, and psychotherapist Harriet Fraad
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Times Square, Venue to be announced
RSVP on eventbrite
Read more about the project
Photos by Jake Schlichting
Opening reception June 27th.
JUNE 27 – AUGUST 31, 2013
ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK
251 W 19TH ST,
NEW YORK, NY 10011
What is the unique thing that all artists share? What do they search for in their art that defines them? Is it their brush stroke, line, hand on the material, humor, politics or choices in presenting ideas?
ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK presents Sharper Image, a group exhibition that brings to together 22 artists and the unique expressions. The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase these diverse ideas as each of their practices moves toward some notion of idealism and refinement.
Idealism, in its myriad forms, can be serious or playful, abstract or representational, sculptural or painterly, conceptual or nonobjective, active or passive.
Idealism in its painterly form, like in the work of Barry Nemett, Kyle Hackett, Chi Ming, Joseph Ayers, Peter Ferguson, Li Lin, June Culp, Laini Nemett, M.Cheon aka Kim Il Soon, Liu Xiaohui or Lillian Lorraine, focuses on specific details, like an architectural step or varying approaches to portraiture. As Barry Nemett says,“Painting, for me, is about bringing subject matter, emotions, ideas into visual focus. Ironically, sometimes sharpening an image involves ambiguity, ethereality . . . even invisibility.”
The everyday object finds revision and refinement in the sculptural works of Brookhart Jonquil, Michael Zelehoski, Bob Bailey, Matt Kinney, Breon Dunigan, and Isaac Aden, who employ speakers, street signs, skeletons, fluorescent tubing, and mirrors. In the work of Eric Doeringer, the artist has taken familiar art objects – on Kawara’s date paintings, in this case – and appropriated it as his own.
The intangible is given form in the sound/algorithm paintings of John Aslanidis, and Leanna Pascual’s yoga-practice-turned-performance artwork. Likewise, Steve Lambert’s lit sign illuminates, literally, the notion of authoritarianism and power.
Sharper Image artists include Trong G. Nguyen, Breon Dunigan, Eric Doeringer, Leanna Pascual, John Aslanidis, Barry Nemett, Laini Nemett, M. Cheon aka Kim Il Soon, Brookhart Jonquil, Michael Zelehoski, Lillian Lorraine, Peter Ferguson, Steve Lambert, Kyle Hackett, Joseph Ayers, Matt Kinney, Liu Xiaohui, Isaac Aden, Bob Bailey, June Culp, Chi Ming, and Li Lin.
Ethan Cohen New York will presentSharper Image: Part II,a special exhibition, at artSTRAND in Provincetown, Massachusetts from August 9 – 18, 2013. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-487-1153.
For general inquiries about Sharper Image, contact 212-625-1250 or email@example.com.
ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK
251 W 19TH ST,
NEW YORK, NY 10011
Opening reception: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Free Open through September 2
Czech Center New York – The Gallery and Rooftop
Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ/UY), Mark Dion (US), Petr Dub (CZ), Mathias Kessler (AT), Tomas Moravec (CZ), Because We Want It (US), Anne Percoco (US), Katerina Seda (CZ), Klara Sumova (CZ) and Slavoj Zizek (SI).
Curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde.
Opening Reception with Czech beer and Czech wine is supported by Staropramen and Vino z Czech.
Rather than painting green and romanticizing nature, the artists and concepts, presented in Poison Green interrogate and study the complexity of our environment, examining the consequences of the urban, post-industrial, and virtualized reality we live in.
Ultimately, Poison Green seeks to demystify the ideologies inherent in our understanding of nature, reflecting on conventions and stereotypes, and looking for possible enviro models socially integrated into our daily lives and culture.
The exhibition Poison Green is incorporated in a series of installations and visuals that extends from the gallery of the Bohemian National Hall to its rooftop, where a community garden project accompanying the show is installed. Here participants and visitors have the opportunity to experience the process of how to grow just enough food for one dish.
Czech Center New York
JUNE 14 – AUGUST 10, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 5:00–7:00 P.M.
Featuring work by Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Jonathan Monk, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert, Justseeds, and Howling Mob Society.
This exhibition considers the expressive potential of image and language through signage: how do artists use the visual and physical characteristics of signage, along with its often site specific cultural currency, to create realms of poetic or political meaning in public space or the gallery? With a focus on forms of permanent and ephemeral signage this exhibition will consider artists’ billboards, marquees, street signs, banners and posters among other forms of infrastructural signage.
Held in association with the THIRD ANNUAL TYPOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM, a four-day extravagana celebrating typography and design, featuring signmaking workshops, a lecture by John Downer, and a panel on Chicago street typography.
The European copy of the Capitalism Works For Me! True/False sign is installed in Liverpool and opens today. They brought it from Holland through The Chunnel.
This one is steel – 3 times heavier than the aluminum version in The States, which makes it all the more remarkable that they lofted it up on a scaffolding over this doorway:
So the piece is at one of my favorite places, FACT, for “Turning FACT Inside Out” through the end of August.
I have work with Charlie James Gallery at ArtPadSF.
The Phoenix Hotel
I will have a video screened at this festival as part of the “Oh Internetz” event.
Please join us on May 24th, at 6.00pm, to celebrate the opening of Ireland’s most ambitious New Media Arts Festival to date.
RUN COMPUTER RUN @ GLITCH 2013 is an exhibition focused on examining artistic responses to cultural, economic, and social factors that currently affect the evolution of the Internet. The festival features four exhibitions, eight workshops, a symposium featuring leading thinkers and curators in the field of New Media Art, and a showcaseof short films.
Now in its third year, GLITCH is an opportunity for the public to engage with new art in an exciting and innovative way. With a huge range of events and a programme of exhibitions involving Internationally renowned artists including Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD, Pixel Noizz, Constant Dullart, Evan Roth and many more, this year’s GLITCH festival is the most ambitious and largest to date.
GLITCH: Run Computer, Run! is curated by Nora O’ Murchú, Post-doctoral researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.
GLITCH is sponsored by: Arts Council Ireland, EU Presidency fund, CRUMB, University of Sunderland, Layar, EXHIBIT A, LUAS, Basic.fm, Select Digital Print Group, Bavaria
Media Partner: Totally Dublin
For more information, please see our PRESS RELEASE attached.
I’m going to try to make the screening. I discuss illegal billboards in the film. See you there?
The Documentary THIS SPACE AVAILABLE directed by Gwenaëlle Gobé on the impact of visual pollution on cities is screening at The New School on March 15th at 6PM. Panel discussion with director to follow.
The event is free and open to the public.
Billboards and commercial messages dominate the public space like never before. Can we reverse this visual pollution? This Space Available looks at diverse activists from the worlds of advertising, street art, and politics. Influenced by the writing of Marc Gobé ( Emotional Branding ), his daughter Gwenaelle directs with tremendous verve in her depiction of New Yorkers and others around the world who want to reclaim the integrity of their cities against an onslaught of visual pollution.
Public Programs at The New School
Charlie James Gallery will be exhibiting at Miami Project Art Fair (Booth #809) where we will be showing works by:
- Michelle Andrade
- Richard Ankrom
- Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet
- Daniela Comani
- Ala Ebtekar
- Richard Kraft
- Steve Lambert
- Andrew Lewicki
- William Powhida
- Erika Rothenberg
- Alex Schaefer
Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair, will debut on December 4-9, 2012 in Miami’s Midtown/Wynwood Art District. The Fair, centrally located at NE 1st Avenue and NE 29th Street in a 65,000 square foot modular structure next door to Art Miami, will feature presentations by 65 galleries from around the world.
22. 11. 2012 – 21. 2. 2013
“It’s not the story of the battle; it’s the battle of the story!”
In the last few years we have witnessed how the corrosion of the three main modes of social imaginary that defined modernity – the market economy, the public sphere, and the self-government of citizens – has reached a critical point. As a result, the increasing number of people in different fields, social scientists, artists, public intellectuals, and activists are calling for rethinking and reinventing social change. Such voices, however, are too often fragmented in their respective boundaries, and, consequently, they have not yet been able to articulate a compelling alternative metanarrative that the public would identify with and which would thus result in a major positive change.
The project Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives was born out of the sense of urgency and the effort to address this situation. It seeks to bring attention to this condition and to call for joint effort to identify alternatives we can agree. The premise of the project is that narratives of social imaginary play a key role in generating positive changes. Social change is always seen as a certain story, which then becomes an important driver of the change itself. This double function of reflection and agency constitutes a methodological core of the project. Read on…
Co- Re-Creating Spaces
CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX
2012-11-17 – 2013-01-05
Co- Re-Creating Spaces surveys how artists are questioning and subverting existing contexts or spaces and contributing to their re-imagining and re-creation. The exhibition recognizes that “reality” itself can be both art medium and art object, and speculates how developments in the virtual and the actual might affect one another.
The exhibition will include works by Morehshin Allahyari; Nadav Assor; Amy Balkin; Aram Bartholl; Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler; Linda Bilda; Irina Botea; Martha Colburn; eteam; Cao Fei; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, & Alexandra Lerman; the Institute for Wishful Thinking; Cassandra Emswiler, Kristen Cochran, & Greg Metz; Martha Rosler; Dread Scott; the Yes Men/Steve Lambert; and Karen Weiner, with Celia & Frank Eberle. Curated by Carolyn Sortor & Michael A. Morris.
More info at CentralTrak or the Co- Re-Creating
Spaces blog or facebook page.
It’s Time to Fight and It’s Time to Stop Fighting
2012 solo show at Charlie James Gallery
Details on the work included in the show:
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention
October 3 – December 15, 2012
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6-8pm
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York
Curated by Yaelle S. Amir
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a political or social issue. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. They are used by the participating artists as social agents—intervening in public space to expose an audience to new opportunities and alternative concepts. In a culture where visual noise is inescapable, printed matter provides an opportunity to pause, grasp, ruminate, and pass along. We use it to educate ourselves and others, to create a gash in a stagnant situation, articulate a new context, and imagine our society as it can and should be.
AREA Chicago (Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Dave Pabelllon, Daniel Tucker, and Rebecca Zorach)
Marisa Jahn (REV-) with Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center
Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden
Steve Lambert and Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men (with 30 writers, 50 advisors, 1,000 volunteer distributors, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere, and Not An Alternative)
Lize Mogel with Mara Cherkasky, John Cloud, and Ryan Shepardt
Queerocracy and Carlos Motta
Occupied Newspapers (The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Times of London, The Occupied Oakland Tribune, Occupy Pittsburgh Now, and The Occupied Wall Street Journal)
S.W.A.M.P. (Matt Kenyon with Doug Easterly)
Temporary Services, Tamms Year Ten and Sarah Ross
It’s Time to Fight and It’s Time to Stop Fighting
September 15 – October 20, 2012
Opening Reception: September 15, 2012, 7-10pm
Charlie James Gallery
969 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
WED – SAT, 12 – 6 PM
It’s Time to Fight, and It’s Time to Stop Fighting, the
Capitalism Works For Me! True/False,