in addition to the immense difficulties communities in Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey and beyond are facing in the wake of hurricane sandy, there are a lot of amazing organizations, galleries and non-profits in nyc that were hit pretty hard during the hurricane. it’s been a rough few days in new york.
here’s a few links that may be of interest to you, if you would like to help or need help:
here is my non-handscrawled list of gallery exhibitions i’d like to see in the next few weeks…as always this list is subject to change.
Andy Cross, Martos Jeff Shore, Derek Eller Martha Friedman, Wallspace Chris Dorland, Winkleman *Michael Bell-Smith, Foxy Production *Christian Maychack, Jeff Bailey Wendy White, Leo Koenig Dawn Fratsch, Rare Gelitin, Greene Naftali Luis Camnitzer, Alexander Gray Mernet Larson, Vogt Diana Frid, Branvin Lee *Jesper Just, James Cohan Louise Fishman, Cheim + Reid *Funny (group show), Flag Art Fdtn Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen *Richard Tuttle, Pace Chris Johansson, Mitchell Innes + Nash *Robert Irwin, Matthew Marks *Diana Al-Hadid, Marianne Boesky Joianne Bittle, Churner + Churner *Tony Smith, Matthew Marks Angela Dufresne, Monya Rowe Group show, Horton *Monique van Genderen, D’amelio *Leonardo Drew, Sikkema Jenkins *Sarah Oppenheimer, PPOW *Group show, Friedrich Petzel *Mark Flood, Zach Feuer *Analia Saban, Tanya Bonakdar Simon Starling, Casey Kaplan *Paul Pfieffer, Paula Cooper *Thomas Hirschhorn, Barbara Gladstone *Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Jack Shainman *Group show, Bortalami *Kristen Jensen, Bortalami
*Elad Lassry, The Kitchen *James Welling, David Zwirner *Sam Samore, Team (both locations) John Neff, Golden *Anna Sorenson, Ed Varie *Group show, Klaus von Nichtssagend *Emily Noelle Lambert, Lu Magnus *Pig Party (group show), New York City *Valerie Hegarty, Nicelle Beauchene *Kate Steciw, toomer labzda *Brian Belott, Zucher *Rodney McMillan, Maccarone *Artie Vierkant, Higher Pictures *Alan + Michael Fleming, Active Space *Paul Cowan, Clifton Benevento *robbinschild, Art in General *Bernadette Corporation, Artists Space *Takeshi Murata, Salon 94 *Lucas Samaras, Pace *Fabienne Lasserre, Matt Jones, Osamu Kobayashi, et al, Greenwich House Kerstin Bratsch, Gavin Brown Kabir Carter, LMCC Governors Island
Surely you’ve all noticed a lack of content here at FRONTIERS all summer.
It’s because I’ve been busy with a few projects, and just lazy about seeing shows (in all honesty). But September is a new month, yes. I’ll be back to my usual routine then. Until then, enjoy the rest of summer!
I admit, I’m lazy and slept through most of June. Thankfully, summer shows are mostly up, so I’ll have 2 whole months to make excuses. As always, not in any particular order.
Post-Movement(group show), Cristin Tierney Erik Schoonebeek, Jeff Bailey Beneath (group show), Vogt Summer Camp (group show), Schroeder Romero + Shredder Zackary Drucker, PS1 Jack Smith, PS1 Vision Quest (group show), Nicole Klagsbrun Jacolby Satterwhite + Devin Troy Strother, Monya Rowe Christian Jankowski, Friedrich Petzel Amy Feldman, Blackston Size Matters (group show), Dodge Regina Rex: Part One, Eli Ping Between Two States (group show), Ed Varie Michele O’Marah,Brennan + Griffin Home Again, Again (group show), The Journal Cosmo (group show), Klaus Von Nichtssagend Someone Has Stolen Our Tent (group show), Simon Preston It’s Endless Undoing (group show), Thierry Goldberg year one (group show), Toomer Labzda John Houck, Kansas Rineke Dijkstra, Guggenheim Sharon Hayes, Whitney Stretching Painting (group show), Galerie Lelong How Do It Know (group show), Essex Street Painting in Space (group show), Luhring Augustine Sarah Dornner, Bureau B-Out (MASSIVE group show), Andrew Edlin Kelly McCafferty, Freight + Volume Heat Waves (group show), Peter Blum Abigail DeVille, Recess Activities Red Hook Ryan James McFarland, Charles Bank Is This Free? (group show), NurtureArt Cut Up, Storefront Up Do, Jeff Bailey
I’m posting on this old blog again to appeal to you on behalf of Dirty Looks NYC’s incredible summer undertaking Dirty Looks: On Location. With approximately 70 hours to go, we need to raise an additional $3740 in order tofully fund this project. Any amount you can pledge will put us one step closer to realizing our goal of producing this ambitious and meaningful program. Spreading the word is also immensely helpful! We absolutely need your help in order to make this project happen, which we cannot do without being fully backed.
Dirty Looks: On Location (July 1 - 31) is a truly experimentalfilm festival. On Location will install avant-garde film and video art throughout New York, literally taking work to the streets, in an unprecedented programming effort. Over 170 supporters have taken notice and we have receivedgreat press from The Huffington Post and indieWIRE in just this last week.
Dirty Looks: On Location is an education based series assembled by 12 emerging curators that will pair important experimental works from figures like Barbara Hammer, Mike Kuchar, William E. Jones, Charles Atlas, Tara Mateik,Nayland Blake and AA Bronson, and Jose Rodriguez-Soltero, among many others, withthriving queer venues and shuttered queer sites. The series will trace ourhistories using teaser videos (like the ones below) and with texts placed onpostcards and our fold-out map, which will direct attendees to our 31 different sites, throughout the month of July.
Location portrait #1: The Everard Baths
Location portrait #2: Flawless Sabrina’s (The Queen, 1968) apartment!
Participating artists include: Peggy Ahwesh, Eleanor Antin, Charles Atlas, Juan Betancurth, Nayland Blake and AA Bronson, Joan Braderman, Heather Cassils, Shirley Clarke, Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, Cheryl Dunye, Deanna Erdmann, Carl Michael George, FredHalsted, K8 Hardy, Jim Hubbard, Derek Jarman, William E. Jones, Mike Kuchar, Kalup Linzy, Pier Marton, Tara Mateik, Shana Moulton, Sheila Pepe, LutherPrice, Marlon Riggs, Jose Rodriguez-Soltero, Emily Roysdon, Frank Simon / Jack Doroshow, AND MANY MORE!
Participating curators include: Tova Carlin, Paul Dallas, Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso, DavidEveritt Howe, Jamillah James (moi!), Karl McCool, Bradford Nordeen, Bryce Renninger, Abbe Schriber, Todd Shalom, Ethan Weinstock, and Jake Yuzna.
Please pledge today to support an innovative approach to programming andeducation. This series is about the queer legacies that thrive in our city, butalso about those stories that are dangerously nearing obscurity.
Jedidiah Caesar, D’Amelio Sturtevant, Gavin Brown Enterprises Dana Schutz, Friedrich Petzel Rachel Harrison, Greene Naftali Group show with Nick Van Woert, Rosy Keyser, and Erin Shirreff, Hauser & Wirth Tauba Auerbach, Paula Cooper Alice Neel, David Zwirner Thomas Demand, Matthew Marks Claes Oldenburg + Coosje Van Bruggen, Pace Muntadas, Kent Fine Arts Helio Oiticica, Galerie Lelong Sam Falls, American Contemporary Tony Matelli, Leo Koenig Tom Thayer, Derek Eller Yves Laris-Cohen, Thomas Erben Twisted Sisters (group show), Dodge Lee Maida, Ed Varie Gareth Long, Kate Werble Martin Puryear, McKee Ned Vena, Clifton Benevento Shana Moulton, Agape Enterprises Sculpture Garden (group show), Onderdonk House Ariel Dill, Southfirst Four Paintings (group show), Regina Rex Lisa Oppenheim, Harris Lieberman Painting & Jugs (group show), Swiss Institute Jessie Stead, Soloway Bill Saylor + Aidas Bareikis, Shoot the Lobster Nolan Simon, 47 Canal Ben Schumacher/Dan shaw-Town, Room East Jutta Koether, Bortolami Bo Christian Larsson, Vogt Vlatka Horvat, Rachel Uffner Julia Rommel, Bureau Justin Adian, Blackston Claudia Pena-Salinas, Forever & Today Jessica Labatte, Golden
I have a special project that I’m working on here in New York with an organization dear to my heart and intellectual interests, Dirty Looks (www.dirtylooksnyc.com).
In the month of July, Dirty Looks is undertaking a massive public program, engaging historic and current sites of queer sociality—cruising zones, bath houses, dance clubs, sites of social resistance, etc. etc. On each night in July, the curators collaborating with Dirty Looks (including yours truly) will present a film or video work at a particular space—a work that is specific to Dirty Looks’s mission of supporting and exhibiting experimental LGBT works.
So we’ve got this Kickstarter that I’d like to promote here on thee old Tumblr. We need help getting this massive and important project off the ground—meaning funds to acquire equipment to make these interventions possible, rental fees from places that distribute artist videos, paying participating artists and curators. It’s imperative that we get the help from the public—we cannot fund this project alone. Aside from exhibiting many underseen works from the queer moving image canon, this project also serves to create a cartography of sites of importance in queer history. This is a big deal, folks!
So if each of you that read this poorly neglected tumblr pledge a dollar to this Kickstarter, we will reach our goal. If you wanna pledge more GO NUTS. If you reblog and circulate, that’s awesome too. There are fantastic prizes at a number of giving levels. I am not one for shilling, but this is an important project that I’m thrilled to throw my weight and brain power behind.
Here’s the video—you will see me in all my post-work, sleep deprived, haggard glory!
Now go here and hook us up!! Tell em Frontiers sent ya!
Salon Zurcher, Zurcher Studio (through 3/12) anne-liste coste, Toomer Labzda Wardell Milan, Louis B. James Johannes VanDerBeek, Zach Feuer Davis Rhodes, Team Makeup on Empty Space, Larissa Goldston Alex Soth, Sean Kelly Whiting Tennis, Derek Eller Zak Prekop, Harris Lieberman Anne Truitt, Matthew Marks Hanne Darboven/Josephine Meckseper/Allen Ruppersburg/Alexandre Singh, Andrea Rosen Tom Friedman, Luhring Augustine Zak Kitnick, D’Amelio Gallery Paul DeMuro, Joanne Greenbaum, Judy Ledgerwood, Merlin James, et al, Tracy Williams Lisi Raskin, Churner and Churner Lauren Luloff, Horton Rita Ackermann + Phillip Guston, Franklin Parrasch Marlo Pascual, Casey Kaplan "The Virgins Show, part II", Family Business Ryan McNamara, Elizabeth Dee Mary Kelly, Postmasters Simone Leigh, The Kitchen Adel Abdessemed, David Zwirner Lionel Maunz, Bureau AK Burns, Callicoon FG.FT, Envoy Richard Artschwager/Gaylen Gerber/John Henderson, Golden Bill Jenkins, Laurel Gitlen Sam Moyer, Rachel Uffner Breyer P-Orridge, Invisible Exports George Kuchar, Mulherin Pollard Projects (Freeman Alley) Brody Condon, On Stellar Rays Jon Kessler, Salon 94 Nick Van Woert/Dave McDermott, Room East Franklin Evans, Sue Scott Oded Hirsch, Thierry Goldberg Michael Mahalchick, Canada Benjamin Butler, Klaus Von Nichtsagend Tamara Gonzales, Norte Maar Cristobal Lehyt, Vogt Clare Grill, Lucas Blalock, Matthew Cerletty, Miles Huston, Jacques Vidal, Jesse Greenberg, others, Marc Jancou Molly Smith, Kate Werble Henry Taylor, Untitled Maria Petschning, Justin Cooper, others, Hotel Particulier William Cordova, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Paula Wilson, Dave McKenzie, others, Benrimon Contemporary
Fred Wilson, Pace Fred Sandback, David Zwirner Stan Douglas, David Zwirner The Spirit Level (group show), Gladstone Douglas Huebler, Paula Cooper Agnes Martin, Dia Beacon John Chamberlain, Guggenheim Charlene Von Heyl, ICA Boston Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Alexander + Bonin RAMMELLZEE, Suzanne Geiss Colby Bird, Fitzroy Matters of Fact (group show), Bard Hessel Museum Donald Baechler, Fisher Landau Center for the Arts
Trevor Shimizu, 47 Canal The Displaced Person (group), Invisible Exports Headstrong (group), Studio Salon Special Blend (group), The Journal Sebastian Black, Clearing Room East (group), 41 Orchard Ned Colcough, Nicelle Beauchene Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson, Toomer Labzda Joseph Montgomery, Laurel Gitlen Facetime (group), On Stellar Rays Gregg Bordowitz, Doug Ischar, Tom Kalin (screening), Participant Marianne Vitale, Zach Feuer Robert Buck, CRG Michael Snow, Jack Shainman Jeff Keen, Elizabeth Dee Slater Bradley, Team 83 John Miserendino, Recess The End (group), Vogt Rashid Johnson, Hauser & Wirth Cheat Chains and Telephone (group), Kansas Dawn Clements, Pierogi Grey Full (group), Jeff Bailey Doug Ischar, Golden On Kawara, David Zwirner
Good grief, I have my work cut out for me. Maybe today’s trip around the world will generate NEW content for this blog? Pardon any repeats.
I deserve a large lump of cybercoal in my high-heeled Christmas stocking.
— *Last visit to Stadium for Performance Anxiety
Rona Yefman, Derek Eller
Group show, Foxy Production
John Pilson, Nicole Klagsbrun
Paul Sharits, Greene Naftali
Byron Kim, James Cohan
December, Mitchell Innes and Nash
Mitchell Squire, CUE Foundation
Mask & Mirror, Lesley Heller
Peter Hujar, Matthew Marks 24th
Nan Goldin, Matthew Marks 22nd
Joan Mitchell, Cheim + Read
Andrea Bowers, Andrew Kreps
Trisha Brown, SIKKEMA
Patrick Brennan/Paul Wackers, Morgan Lehman Robert Heinecken, Friedrich Petzel
Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan (again!)
Jim Hodges, Gladstone
Play Station (group), Postmasters
Lauren Kelley, the Kitchen
Neo Rauch, David Zwirner
Nancy Shaver, Feature
Scott Treleaven, Invisible Exports
David Gilbert, Klaus Von Nichtssagend (CRUCIAL)
Billy Childish, Lehmann Maupin Chrystie
Tommy Hartung, On Stellar Rays
Corin Hewitt, Laurel Gitlen
Lucas Blalock, Ramiken Crucible
Tom Sachs, Sperone Westwater Group show, The Hole (post-opening)
blue curry, Toomer Labzda
Underemployed (group show), Zurcher Studio
Identity, Artists Space
Miller Updegraff, Clifton Benevento
Jean-Frederic Schryder, Swiss Institute
Cory Arcangel & Pierre Bismuth, Team 83
Jayson Keeling, Third Streaming
I’m going to break format a little to post about an exhibition that’s opening tonight in New York that is very dear to my heart. Performance Anxiety is the inaugural exhibition at Stadium, a new exhibition space in Chelsea; it was curated by Nicolas Djandji and features the work of Ben Schumacher, Timur Si-Qin, Steve Bishop, and Christopher Chiappa.
As some of those who follow this blog may know, Djandji and I’d worked together on several occasions in the past, and he was always the first person I discussed my projects with. I deeply valued his insight, his curiosity, and sanity in much of my wild curatorial scheming. Professional dealings aside, he was my best friend, as he was to many. Djandji was killed in a cycling accident on September 2, before he was able to fully realize his first curatorial project. In light of this, a group of Djandji’s friends worked in tandem with the co-founders of Stadium to finalize the project. I am so humbled to have been apart of this process, and am deeply moved by the support that this exhibition has received.
Congratulations, Nic. We are all so very PROUD of you.
through December 20
Employing mass-produced products designed for bodily self-improvement, the artists in Performance Anxiety explore contemporary manifestations of consumer culture. Here, the notion that the pursuit of athletic, hygienic, and professional perfection should be sought through the constant purchase of new products is cast into doubt. Through a series of works arresting these normally utilitarian, performance-enhancing products in sculpture, Performance Anxiety waxes upon the paradoxical, collectively shared desire of the present-day individual to become superhuman–physically fit, sexually attractive, and immaculately groomed—by way of altering the body’s chemistry and obscuring its most basic functions. Contextualizing these items as aesthetic elements rather than functional goods, each artist carves a meditative space reflecting upon the absurd modus operandi of these products.
Drawing on the legacy of Minimalist sculpture, the included artists point to both art historical cues—for instance, the removal of the artist’s hand and the introduction of quotidian materials into the realm of high art—but also, in reversal, how the Minimalist aesthetic has come to factor into marketing consumer goods, specifically communicating measures of taste and sophistication. Speaking simultaneously to the degeneration of Minimalism’s once-radical content through its subsumption as a marketing tool, Performance Anxiety unearths our hesitance to critically consider our own relationships to both these types of items and to our oft-impenetrable, unconscious relationships to advertising, to which no one is alien.
As If You Could Only Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity III, 2011, mercury and printed T-shirt in frame, 20 x 19 cm Φ, 2010, Listerine ’Cool Mint’, stainless steel, 160 x 96 x 2 cm My Work Here is Done IX, 2009, glass, lighting gels, various tapes, 248 x 159 x 40 cm*
more on Steve Bishop Upcoming: Performance Anxiety with Timur Si-Qin, Ben Schumacher, and Christopher Chiappa at STADIUM (548 W 28th #636, NYC), curated by Nicolas Djandji. Opening 10 November.
With a slightly smaller list, let’s see how well I manage to catch up on my viewings…
PERFORMA 2011 Carsten Höller, New Museum Sarah Braman, Mitchell Innes and Nash Deja Vu (group show), Regina Rex Work Hard (group show), Wildlife View of Outer Space from an Aquarium (group show), Famous Accountants Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan Allison Schulnik, ZieherSmith Nan Goldin, Matthew Marks Identity, Artists Space Leslie Hewitt, D’Amelio Terras Tommy Hartung, On Stellar Rays Deville Cohen, Louis B. James Cory Arcangel + Pierre Bismuth, Team 83 Grand Claire Fontaine, Metro Pictures Rebecca Horn, Sean Kelly Yoko Ono, Galerie LeLong Lily Ludlow, Canada Joanne Greenbaum, D’Amelio Terras Michelle Ceja, Klaus Von Nichtssagend (online) Corin Hewitt, Laurel Gitlen Rashaad Newsome, Marlborough Martin Bromirski, Art Blog Art Blog Ivin Ballen, 179 East Broadway Micah Ganske, 137 Duane Street Justin Matherly, Bureau …somehow, I don’t doubt this list will continue to expand into infinity…
BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!
Lucas Blalock, Ramiken Crucible The Hostess Never Sleeps series, Vogt Clifford Owens, PS1 Jim Lambie, Anton Kern Drawing Club (group show), Soloway Sherrie Levine, Whitney Museum Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola Tailgates and Substitutes, Thierry Goldberg deKooning, MoMA (duhKooning) Mitchell Squire, Cue Art Foundation Cloud (group show), Foxy Production blue curry, Toomer Labzda Maurizio Cattelan, Guggenheim Josephine Halvorsen, Sikkema Jenkins Jack Strange, Tanya Bonakdar Paul Sharits, Greene Naftali