Spin: Turning Records Into Art
Apr
21
to Aug 5

Spin: Turning Records Into Art

Curated by Joey Yates

Spin: Turning Records Into Art is a show of artist made records and record covers, alongside recent projects by contemporary artists who make use of the record in their sculptures and installations, including Rutherford Chang, Ajit Chauhan, Jamal Cyrus, David Ellis, Terrence Hammonds, Jennie C. Jones and Cynthia Norton. A substantial portion of the show features records from the collection of Michael Lowe, a Cincinnati based art collector with over 2000 records that is international in scope and reflects the myriad historical relationships between the artist and the record, a range that extends from conceptual works by artists like Joseph Beuys, Lawrence Weiner, and Christian Marclay to albums with iconic images by Jean Michel-Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger and Yoko Ono. Artists from Kentucky are included, featuring album covers by Lexington based artist Robert Beatty, and Louisville artists Kathleen Lolley, Joanne Oldham, Letitia Quesenberry, Jason Noble, Jeff Mueller, and Michael O’Bannon.

Over the last century the record has become an effective tool for artists seeking new creative possibilities. Artists of the avant-garde in the early 1900’s, most notably the Dadaists and the Italian Futurists, used the record to document their radical ideas, and to disseminate their political and social experiments in sound, language, and music. Spin explores the current intersection of records and visual art, demonstrating the album’s remarkable position as art object and cultural artifact in contemporary artistic practice.

 

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WAY BAY
Jun
13
to Sep 2

WAY BAY

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Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two centuries. An innovatively organized exhibition of art and film, plus poetry, performance documentation, and archival materials, Way Bayfeatures nearly two hundred works that reveal the depth and diversity of artists’ engagement with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear form and is organized around diverse poetic themes that cut across time periods, media, styles, and artistic cultures, bringing together voices from a wide range of practices and representing diverse communities and sensibilities. Works by artists and filmmakers such as Bruce Baillie, Lutz Bacher, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Enrique...

In contrast to a conventional historical survey, Way Bay is organized to suggest poetic currents and connections among works from disparate cultures and communities, highlighting transhistorical affinities among artists, filmmakers, authors, and other creative practitioners who have contributed to—and drawn inspiration from—the region’s distinctive character.

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under the paving stones, the river
May
23
to May 26

under the paving stones, the river

Ajit Chauhan, Candela Bado, Dimitra Kousteridou Curated by Antonakis

Snehta Residency is pleased to present a show by current artists-in-residence, Ajit Chauhan from San Francisco, Candela Bado from Uruguay who is based in The Hague and Dimitra Kousteridou, who lives and works in Amsterdam. The exhibition is a map to decipher "materials" the three artists encountered during the period they stayed and worked in Athens. A handbook - in narrative form - for the deconstruction of objecthood.

Ajit Chauhan’s work is characterized by slow, minimalist, often repetitive gestures. He has a preference for working with modest materials. One body of work that will be shown was made by erasing selected portions of record album covers. They are housed inside crates that function as architectural models of the Art Deco apartment buildings in and around Kypseli. Another body of work is a series of textiles that are unwoven, a process of removing material to find an inner essence or structure within the material.

 

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Platforms Project Independent Art Fair
May
20
to May 25

Platforms Project Independent Art Fair

  • Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών (Πειραιώς 256), στον Εκθεσιακό χώρο “Νίκος Κεσσανλής” (map)
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Snehta Residency

Χώρα: Ελλάδα

Συμμετέχοντες Καλλιτέχνες:

Ajit Chauhan, Candela Bado and Dimitra Kousteridou

Επιμελητής : Antonakis Christodoulou

Country: Greece

Participants Artists:

Ajit Chauhan, Candela Bado and Dimitra Kousteridou

Curator : Antonakis Christodoulou

 

Email:  info@snehtaresidency.org

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Artwork for Bedrooms
Mar
15
to May 19

Artwork for Bedrooms

Featuring works by Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Opening reception: Thursday March 15, 6:30–8:30 pm
7pm: Musical performance by The Dirty Ditches
Panel: Friday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Sarah Cain, Colter Jacobsen, and Sahar Khoury, and co-curator Maddie Klett have a conversation at the McRoskey Mattress Company.

Artwork for Bedrooms tells the story of eight artists living in San Francisco 2000–08, a period that until now has been framed by the Mission School, artists known for sprawling assemblages that took inspiration from graffiti culture. Artwork for Bedrooms draws a parallel narrative from the same moment of young artists who were similarly invested in “poor” materials, but who put them to work in more abstract, fragile, or conceptual ways.

Artwork for Bedrooms is curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2018 Maddie Klett, Zhaoyu Lin, MK Meador, Cristiane Ulson Quercia, Rosa Tyhurst, and Qinyue Xu.

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