"The #ArtHappensHere: Net Art's Archival Poetics" is one of four new shows opening today across our Lobby and South Galleries spaces. The exhibition features sixteen works from throughout net art history, including #AlexeiShulgin’s "386 DX," a '90s PC that performs MIDI and text-to-speech renditions of musical hits. Come celebrate the opening at "All Our Visited Links" next Thursday, January 31. The event will also mark the publication of "The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology," a volume retelling the history of net art from the 1980s to the present through thematic essays, interviews, and illustration. For info about the event, which will feature a lively series of presentations, readings, and performances—including Shulgin's "386 DX"—see the link in our bio. . . Alexei Shulgin, 386 DX, 1998-2013. Street performance, Graz, Austria, 2000.
Opening tomorrow: a new crop of shows in our Lobby, Storefront Window, and South Galleries, including "The #ArtHappensHere," exhibitions by #MarianaCastilloDeball and #GenesisBelanger, and "#Chiron," a new filmic installation by Adelita Husni-Bey. . . . . Photos: Photos: Bogosi Sekhukhuni, "Consciousness Engine 2: absentfatherbot," 2014. Two-channel video installation. Courtesy the artist. Mariana Castillo Deball, Nuremberg Map of Tenochtitlan, 2013. Installation view: “Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst,” Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Photo: David von Becker. Genesis Belanger, At Rest, 2018. Porcelain, 12 x 17 x 4 in (30.5 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm). Courtesy the artist and Mrs. Gallery, New York. Adelita Husni-Bey, Chiron, 2018 (production still). Video, sound, color. Courtesy the artist.
#SarahLucas, in the Long Island City studio of Matthew Barney working on "This Jaguar's Going to Heaven," a new work created for "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel." See the exhibition for before it closes tomorrow, January 20. . . Photo: Ari Marcopoulos (@ari_marcopoulos_official)
Closing soon: This is the final weekend to visit "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel," the first American survey to focus on Lucas's subversive body of work. #SarahLucas . . Sarah Lucas, "Self-portrait with Fried Eggs," 1996. C-print, 60 × 48 in (152.4 × 121.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
#SarahLucas’s largest pair of concrete boots to date, "VOX POP DORIS," was created specifically for "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel." At eleven feet tall, the thigh-high platform boots adopt the status of a colossal public monument—perhaps a subversion of statues that traditionally represent emperors, conquerors, and other powerful men. There are still a few days left to see "VOX POP DORIS" before "Au Naturel" closes Sunday, January 20. . . Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio
@chrisevargas and @m_o_t_h_a's "Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project" seeks to expand how the complex history of the 1969 Stonewall riots is memorialized, and to acknowledge the ways it has been manipulated. Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m., we invite you to hear a selection of the artists commissioned by MOTHA discuss their proposals for situating Stonewall in our contemporary moment. For more info on "Speculative Monuments: Show and Pray Tell" or for tickets, visit the link in our bio. 👆
This Thursday, January 17, join the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art (@m_o_t_h_a) for "Speculative Monuments: Show and Pray Tell." . Artists commissioned for Chris E. Vargas's (@chrisevargas) and MOTHA's “Consciousness Razing: The Stonewall Re-memorialization Project”—including Chris Bogia (@chrisbogia), Devin N. Morris (@devinnmorris), and D’hana Perry (@battyjack_dj)—will discuss their proposals for new monuments to commemorate the 1969 #Stonewall riots. For tickets and more information, please visit the link in our bio.
This is the final weekend to see #AsliCavusoglu's (@aslinda) "The Place of Stone." Çavuşoğlu expands her research-driven work by tracing the history of the color blue, once used to designate the heavenly or divine and now serving as the choice of institutions and corporations seeking to define themselves as democratic. "The Place of Stone" is on view through Sunday, January 13.
For his contribution to #MOTHA's "Consciousness Razing: The Stonewall Re-memorialization Project," Devin N. Morris (@devinnmorris) takes inspiration from the idea of "a seat at the table." Through the form of sculptural furnishings, Morris's proposal "seeks to celebrate a safer and (quite literally) more comfortable idea of the future." Hear Morris and other artists of "Consciousness Razing" discuss their proposals for honoring #Stonewall's legacy Thursday, January 17 as part of "Speculative Monuments: Show and Pray Tell." Link for tickets and info in our bio.