Wednesday, August 13, 2008

opening tonight: young curators, new ideas

at Bond Street Gallery

Curated by Alana Celii & Grant Willing (fjord photo), Michael Bühler-Rose, Jon Feinstein (humble arts foundation), Laurel Ptak (i heart photograph), Amy Stein, and Lumi Tan (why + wherefore). Organized by Amani Olu.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Press Review: 4-6 pm
Public Reception: 6-9 pm

Featuring work by: Charles Benton, Alison Brady, Brian Bess, Victor Boullet, Mikaylah Bowman, Olga Cafiero, Talia Chetrit, Tyler Coburn, Petra Cortright, C. Coy, Gerald Edwards III, Daniel Everett, Thobias Fäldt & Per Englund, Martin Fengel, Jason Fulford, Nicolas Grider, Pierre Hourquet, Konst & Teknik, Eke Kriek, Emily Larned, Bryan Lear, Miranda Lehman, Seth Lower, Matt MacFarland, Katja Mater, Kelci McIntosh, Mark McKnight, Erin Jane Nelson, Ilia Ovechkin, Robert Overweg, Alex Prager, M. River, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Asha Schechter, Trevor Shimizu, Alix Smith, Jo-ey Tang, Jesper Ulvelius, Anne De Vries, Hannah Whitaker, Karly Wildenhaus, Ofer Wolberger, Ann Woo and Damon Zucconi

Bond Street Gallery
297 Bond Street, Brooklyn NY
F/G To Carroll St. or R to Union St.

My curatorial contribution, 'Graphics Interchange Format' includes 67 animated GIFs:

"Laurel Ptak's exhibition takes the show in a different direction by commissioning 26 photographers, designers, and new media artists to embrace the animated GIF. Appropriately titled Graphics Interchange Format, the show explores how a lo-fi digital image technology invented in 1987 fares in contemporary context. Ptak gave artists only 3 days to complete the commission and encouraged the use of photographic materials. A few of the artists had never made an animated GIF before, while others were notorious for it. "Some use the form epically," says Ptak, "like a novelist or film director; others are self-reflective about the limits of technology and representation; many challenge photography's usual atemporal disposition; and then some just make me giggle." The results are 67 artist-made animated GIFs shown on 44-inch flat screen in an infinite loop. Each are sold in an unlimited edition for $20, accompanied by a personalized note from the artist."

Hope to see you there!

top: Karly Wildenhaus
middle: Anne de Vries
bottom: Jason Fulford