“Spring/Break Art Show”

The Old School

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Featuring the projects of over 25 curators, the show will abandon the traditional focus on galleries – offering a “break” from the typical art fair model – and showcase a range of New York City’s curatorial voices, all surrounding a single exhibition theme - PUBLICPRIVATE.The high visibility of the self in the 21st Century every-day, at times masked with fabrication, at others genuinely exposed, willfully sheds boundaries between what is submitted for public approval and reserved for personal reflection. On a mass scale, average citizens are compelled toward the digital strip-tease of their private selves or others – all the more comfortable with surveillance, the mass marketing of the photo op, the public defamation of rivals, the fierce cultural cling to childhood obsessions, the landscape portrait of a vacation experience, self personalization in all its forms – true or false. And during days of such exposition, what is concealed? Unspoken? Implied? How does this align with competing impulses within the artist practice? Self portraiture, windows into the intimate lives of self or others, the evolution of the ‘photo bomb’, digital spectatorship, jealous landscape photography, public confessional, criminal intent? Or does art subsist always on Wilde’s ethos of ultimately concealing the artist no matter what? Exposing only ‘beautiful things’ – concept, process, form. And then what are these pretenses at self-exposure, and where do artist’s hide, so to speak, in plain view? Under what false legacies, muddled academicisms, hall-of-mirrors conceits.



from March 06, 2014 at 12:00 to March 09, 2014 at 20:00
12:00-20:00 daily


Vanessa Albury, Scott Avery, Ronnie Bass, Will Bates (Fall On Your Sword), Sarah Bereza, Chris Bors, Kevin Bourgeois, Jesse Bransford, Candice Breitz, Paolo Buggiani, Maria Louisa Calandra, Andrew Chan, Caroline Wells Chandler, Lia Chavez, Peter Clough, Angela Conant, Crystal Curtis, Mira Dancy, Dustin Guy Defa, Michel Demanche, Jamie Diamond, Steven Dobbin, Jordan Eagles, Giselle Elias, Bradley Eros, Valery Estabrook, Sean Fader, Devin Farrand, Thale Fastvold, David Alexander Flinn, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Tara Fracalossi, Julien Gardair, Rachel Garrard, Tim Geraghty, Noah Gershman, Roman Grandinetti, Carl Gunhouse, Jen Gustavson, Jack Henry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, An Hoang, Scott Hug, Adam Ianniello, Juliet Jacobson, Rin Johnson, Alex Jovanovich, Ambre Kelly, Jamie Knowles, Ellie Krakow, Abshalom Jac Lahav, Thom Lail, Holly Laws, Simon Lee, Monia Lippi, Roman Liška, Senzeni Marasela, Carly Mark, Rachel Mason, Keith Mayerson, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Niall Mclelland, Alex McQuilkin, Patrick Meagher, Jessica Mensch, Dan Meth, Coralina Meyer, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Mileece, Andy Mister, Azikiwe Mohammed, Rebecca Morgan, Zanele Muholi, Melissa Murray, Joe Namy, Liz Nielsen, Benjamin Wolf Noam, Trong Gia Nguyen, Bruno Pogačnik Wukodrakula, Devin Powers, Paul Pfeiffer, Ronny Quevedo, Will Rahilly, Rachel Rampleman, Max Razdow, Jacob Rhodes, Evan Robarts, Walter Robinson, Daniel Rozin, Tamara Santibanez, Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta, Sigrid Sarda, Robert Saywitz, Björne Schülke, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Marielis Seyler, Shoplifter aka Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, Ramon Silva, Hrvoje Slovenc, Joshua Smith, Michael St. John, Kendra Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Arne Svenson, Rob Swainston, Panos Tsagaris, Michael Valinsky, Ali Van, Grace Villamil, Alice Waese, Angela Washko, Konrad Wyrebek, Zane York, Lucas Zallmann

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