MANA contemporary open Studio Sunday September 29th 2013, 1-6 pm
You are cordially invited to the Mana contemporary open Studio Sunday September 29th, 1-6 pm. During the event there will be six timely exhibition openings, live performances, and 70+ open artist studios. Transportation from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York) to Mana Contemporary.
The past 3 months I have worked as one of the first Artists at Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. During the residency I continued the project 'Engineering Hope', a project in which I look at the materialization of abstract models in particular in relation to architecture and urban planning. This resulted in a new body of painting-like 2 dimensional relief-objects.
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 0730
(Journal Square stop on the Path-Train)
See www.artmanafest.com for more information about the event.
My studio is on the 5th floor. Looking forward to seeing you the 29th!
Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition : May 17 - 25
The Intelligence of Things
2013 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition
The Kitchen, New York
May 18-25, 2013
Opening reception: May 17, 6-8pm
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Parsons The New School for Design is pleased to announce 'The Intelligence of Things', the 2013 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox. The exhibition features new works by Maricruz Alarcón, Elysa D. Batista, Lauren Denitzio, Sarah Allen Eagen, John Furer, Brenda Goldstein, Bing Han, Grace Hong, Sara Jimenez, Lilian Kreutzberger, Wilson Parry, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Isaac Pool, Jessica Posner, G. Scott Raffield, Kaitlynn Redell, Christine Howard Sandoval, Chaney Lane Trotter, Michael Watson, and Ilyn Wong.
For a growing number of contemporary artists and thinkers, the ontology of objects has prompted new investigations and modes of making. Perhaps in reaction to the dominance of screens and images in our daily life, artistic practice has embraced the object-as-thing: estranged, powerful and physical. A like minded investment in materiality can be observed among the 20 artists in this exhibition. The Intelligence of Things presents these artists' practices, which attest to the importance of the object in contemporary life. In these works, spanning different aesthetics and mediums - painting, performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation - objects become ciphers for memory, desire and fantasy. Far from simple gestures, the things in these works articulate their place as icons and bodily analogs, and as protagonists in interiors, architectural spaces and the scope of history.
The exhibition privileges the role of the displayed objects over any overarching curatorial concept. As a title The Intelligence of Things both emphasizes this approach and illuminates these artworks' powerful effect and affect. That is to say that following Kant's purposeful purposelessness, these artworks upend our notions of a thing's effect or intent, and each one has a particular character, demeanor, and accent - whether fierce or foppish. The Intelligence of Things brings together a group of works that resist clear categorization and do not adhere to rigid stylistic doctrines. The exhibition and the works therein, rather, critically explore how things and human subjects together produce meaning in the world.