WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart
Show extended! Open daily, 11am-5pm daily.
56 Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn (former carousel building)
Part of the NY Photo Festival 2012
A group exhibition of 15-20 international artists that explore how photography has shaped our beliefs --
who we are, why we do the things we do, how our thinking happens and where it evolves. Works in the exhibition will span collage, installation, animation, sculpture, and photography and span the mystical, ideological and political.
The Gallery, Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island
May 26–September 30, Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays, 12–5PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 2–4PM
Transforming Function features artists who—by excavating the fields of technology, science, architecture, and/or design–repurpose theoretical tools, virtual platforms, and formal techniques to inform their diverse conceptual and aesthetic investigations. Our direct relationships, whether concretely or abstractly, to these fields are developed inevitably while navigating daily life in both physical and online environments. The artists in this exhibition, by creating works that reimagine purpose, urge us to develop relationships to these environments that extend beyond passive consumption. By adapting uses and subverting functions, the artists de-familiarize or reveal something new about these tools, platforms, and techniques. The artists then use them to generate a deeper understanding of the fields themselves through re-contextualization or, alternatively, exploit them to explore the complexities and construction of personal, social, and political narratives. The resulting work takes many forms, including sculpture, photography, audio, video and new media offering new perspectives and approaches to viewing, listening, experiencing, and interacting.
Work by John Andrew, Leah Beeferman, Ingrid Burrington, caraballo-farman, Blake Carrington, Kabir Carter, Tim Hutchings, Simone Leigh, Anna Lundh, Esperanza Mayobre, Sarah Oppenheimer, Parallelograms, and Claudia Weber
PRUNE, curated by Hannah Heilmann and Anna Frost
Toves Galleri Vesterbro ConTemporary Workout Space, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 13 – 29, 2012
And featuring performance/reading/talk/sound and Nielsbrusco at the Niels Bohr Institute, April 18, 6pm
You have to imagine a prune, A curly wet big small thing, and it is set against the sky. First think of it in daylight. You see the prune in silhouette; the backlight makes its wrinkles invisible. Then it is night - the prune now has no outline, and it is merely a subtle transition in texture. Prune in the sky is an exhibition that draws a curled up axis between the softness of the prune and the endlessness of the sky, between a) the artist run exhibition space Toves Galleri, named after the Danish author Tove Ditlevsen, and b) the Niels Bohr institute (part of Copenhagen University), named after the physicist Niels Bohr; venerating liberation and imagination in c) science (and) fiction.
JAN 6 – JAN 29, 2012 Leah Beeferman, Catharine Maloney, Guy Ben-Ari and Brie Ruais at Vox Populi
319 N. 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Opening reception Friday, January 6, 2012, 6-11pm.
JAN 16 – FEB 3, 2012 Non-measureable Objects
Solo show at Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College
Opening reception Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:30-6pm.
SEP 19, 2011 Leah Beeferman/Pierre Le Hors at PACS Gallery
70 N. 6th street (2nd Flr)
Opening reception Monday, September 19, 2011, 7-11pm. One night only.