"Black Acid Co-op" Exhibition

Deitch Projects (Wooster St.)

poster for "Black Acid Co-op" Exhibition

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Black Acid Co-Op is the moniker for a counter-culture enclave embedded in the metropolis. In this incarnation, the artists shift the focus from the production of illegal drugs to sites of sub-cultural groups and how they are situated in the larger urban environment. The installation will expand on the notions relating to the connection between counter-culture and industrial society resulting in a spatial collage that extends itself into a vast architectural setting.

Despite the strong contrast of scenes, the entire installation will feel as if it is a unified system of spaces, interconnected and functioning together. Ducts, wires and tubes traverse rooms creating a semblance of an organism: architecture as body, electricity as capillaries, and volumes as organs. And the intended use of many of the sites will feel transformed or hybridized: factories have become homes, kitchens are used as drug labs, the radical chic living room is frozen in a museum, the high-rise is carved into makeshift maze to evade the law.



from July 02, 2009 to August 15, 2009

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    teriteri: (2009-07-26 at 08:07)

    This is the best Deitch show I've seen in a long, long time. Inspiration returns!

    Official site: http://www.blackacidcoop.com/

    rrrfive: (2009-07-28 at 19:07)

    Ugh...this is Deitch at their worst. Hipster inspired, vapid, and very self-indulgent. Avoid this show, and any one that makes you sign a waiver before you enter.

    matt: (2009-07-29 at 17:07)

    Totally. Avoid the show and avoid the waiver... It's a hipster mafia conspiracy. You'll be getting phone calls at dinner from men in mustaches.

    perke: (2009-07-29 at 17:07)

    Right, right @matt and those 3am calls from men in plastic framed glasses and skinny jeans!

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