Mural art / Atists: Candy Bird And Mr. OGAY
Oct
16
6:00 pm18:00

Mural art / Atists: Candy Bird And Mr. OGAY

 

NARS Mural

Atists By: Candy Bird and Mr. OGAY
Date: Octorber 16, 6-8pm

The NARS Foundation is excited to announce a collaboration with Taiwanese street artists Candy Bird and Mr.OGAY. Each artist completed their own unique mural within NARS' premise, spanning the height of four floors. www.candybird.net

 
CURATICISM | The Gam #4
Sep
11
6:00 pm18:00

CURATICISM | The Gam #4

 

CURATICISM | The Gam #4

Curated By: Alessandro Facente
Spoken Words Exhibition: Panel Discussion
Artist Talk: September 11, 6-7pm

New York Art Residency &Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to introduce CURATICISM | The Gam #4, a Spoken Words Exhibition curated by Alessandro Facente with artists Vasiliki Antonopoulou (Greece/Great Britain), Karin Waskiewicz (USA), Jeremy D Olson (USA), and guest curator Christopher Eamon (New York) about the concept of displacement as resurfacing.

The GAM #4 introduces the work of three artists whose practices allegorize, sublimate and aestheticize the perception of our surroundings, by creating works that build up additional layers or excavate to discover an underlying surface. By generating new angles through which to look at the surroundings, these artists consciously and unconsciously generate reflections on human meanings and needs, such as being in the world and perceiving, trusting, or untrusting its social, political and urban stratifications that compromise their value.

Born in Greece, raised in Saudi Arabia and based in London, Vasiliki Antonopoulou is an artist who uses performance and installation to explore notions of different spaces and our experiences within them. Influenced by the two locations where she was born and grew-up, the principles of her work aim to understand and challenge the relationship and effect between actions and their hosting environment. By creating video collages combining documentation of her performances and filmed footage, she encourages an experience of ‘live viewing’.

Interested in how we see the world and our memory, Karin Waskiewicz’s paintings rely on discovery, excavating into the surface to find the painting beneath. It begins with an application thick layers of paint, creating a sedimentation of color that is later unearthed. The process allows for a journey through the depth of the paint, subtracting and adding to the supports until the painting is ultimately resolved. The layers of paint reveals their own history. They change and morph through the process, revealing different worlds within the painting.

Jeremy D Olson builds assemblages from everyday objects and events, particularly those of his surroundings, turning them into machines that include the viewer as a vital component. These machines articulate interfaces between modern subjects and their environment. The use of mechanical processes and analytical techniques in the making of these machines exacerbates and magnifies the conflicts that exist between the everyday entities that make them up, and the systems of control and regulation that they, and we, are entangled in.

Christopher Eamon is the forth guest curator involved at CURATICISM | The Gam series. His recent curated exhibition Grand Illusion(S) at the Simon Preston Gallery in New York gathered together artists whose works focuses on contemporary states of visuality prevalent in a surveillance society such as our modern state of being framed-for-use or ‘enframed’, making his curatorial profile a perfect fit for The Gam#4. Christopher Eamon is an Independent curator, former director of the New Art Trust and of the distinguished Pamela and Richard Kramlich
Collection in San Francisco.

The GAM is a series of spoken words exhibitions structured in such a way as to ask the artists to dig deep about ways their ideas are born and solidified, putting their experiences, as artists who come from different countries, into words for an audience. The GAM is part of the large-scale project CURATICISM, an ongoing attitude of curating in which the curator’s role is played as observer and witness of the artist’s way of making a piece of art, i.e. from the concept to the final creation, in order to critically outline a philology deeply belonging to its practice. Developed by the curator Alessandro Facente, CURATICISM identifies several activities that, although shaped each time in different forms, have the goal to explore the current status of the embedded curator, a long-form voice deep seated in the artist’s practice. 

Photo Credit: Vasiliki Antonopoulou, 220 x 80, 2013

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NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-5pm and by Appointment Only


The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, and engaging public programs. These services operate in conjunction with our education and community outreach initiatives. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.

 

For further information, please contact us at www.narsfoundation.org / info@narsfoundation.org / 718-768-2765.

 
CURATICISM | The Gam #3
Jun
13
3:00 pm15:00

CURATICISM | The Gam #3

 

CURATICISM |The Gam #3

Spoken Words Exhibition: Panel Discussion
June 13th @ 3pm

New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to present CURATICISM |The Gam #3, a Spoken Words Exhibition curated by Alessandro Facente with artists Magali Duzant (USA), Katrina Neumann (USA), Yvonne C Roth (Germany), Knutte Wester (Sweden), and curator Tina Kukielski (New York) about the concept of displacement as intersection. 

The GAM #3 introduces the work of four artists whose practice merges, connects, expands, contracts and integrates itself with daily life and the external world as a whole, by working along with common people, small and large communities, as well as producing do-it- yourself-art within natural and urban landscapes and during natural phenomena. 

Yvonne C Roth's work deals with light refractions, unconventional forms and reflecting materials, as well as ephemeral sculptures and do-it-yourself public interventions that are filmed on video. These encourage the viewer toward concepts such as immateriality and self- investigation. This in-depth-analysis of human introspection form an internal and almost spiritual stand point. In Knutte Wester’s work it becomes, instead, external, i.e. more devoted to people and the public scenario in general. His work focuses on long term community- based projects where the artist, in particular, plays a crucial role in the life of children in orphanages and refugee camps, re-discussing the artist’s role within society and its social and humanitarian issues. 

Different from Yvonne C Roth and Knutte Wester’s landscapes which are more human, the ones detected by the New York based artists Katrina Neumann and Magali Duzant refer specifically to natural phenomena, such as sunrise and sunset. Magali Duzant utilizes technology to examine temporal experiences and considers the separation between the real and the virtual in such a way as to reunite them in the visual experience of the work of art. In the project, Golden Hour(s): Live Streaming Sunset, she tracks a setting sun in real time, from time zone to time zone, involving people from different geographies. On a more local level and with the constant physical presence of the artist, Katrina Neumann’s series of Sunrise Tours consist of small groups of two to three people, who are invited to enjoy the rising of the sun through a structured and undisclosed itinerary of shared experience. Their objective is to challenge one’s unimpeded perception of reality, by framing a single detail—the sunrise—in order to induce a dislocated condition which forces a shift in our relationship between time and perceived space. 

Whatever the case may be, the works of these four artists result as visual dispositives, where different levels of intersection (human, natural, digital, social and psychological) occur in involving people and talking about human existence and the potential of the individual to interconnect with each other to build something bigger. These artists are contributing to the understanding and alternative perceptions of universal concepts such as a sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation, sincere attending to each other's needs, coexistence with people and environments, as well as with ourselves as forms of self-aware processes in relation to political, social, environmental, psychological and anthropological issues. 

Tina Kukielski is the third curator involved at CURATICISM | The Gam. Her recent curated exhibition Off Pink at the Kitchen in New York proposes concepts about artistic strategies centered on negotiations of personal identity. It makes her curatorial profile a perfect fit for The Gam#3, a Spoken Words Exhibition centered on the connection between the individual and its intersection with the external world. As she writes in her essay published in the Off Pink catalog by The New School, “In an era of widespread, self-consciously public depictions of self –an idea now synonymous with selfie-culture– the personal is becoming more and more challenged. Selfhood is becoming radicalized and fractured, and yet at the same time and in other places, it becomes more and more conventionalized to established standards”. 

The GAM is a series of spoken words exhibitions structured in such a way as to ask the artists to dig deep about ways their ideas are born and solidified, putting their experiences, as artists who come from different countries, into words for an audience. The GAM is part of the large-scale project CURATICISM, an ongoing attitude of curating in which the curator’s role is played as observer and witness of the artist’s way of making a piece of art, i.e. from the concept to the final creation, in order to critically outline a philology deeply belonging to its practice. Developed by the curator Alessandro Facente, CURATICISM identifies several activities that, although shaped each time in different forms, have the goal to explore the current status of the embedded curator, a long-form voice deep seated in the artist’s practice. 

Invitation card photo credit: A Voice To Call Across, Magali Duzant 2015

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NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 

Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-5pm and by Appointment Only


The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, and engaging public programs. These services operate in conjunction with our education and community outreach initiatives. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.

 

For further information, please contact us at www.narsfoundation.org / info@narsfoundation.org / 718-768-2765.

 
CURATICISM | The Gam #2
May
14
2:00 pm14:00

CURATICISM | The Gam #2

 

CURATICISM |The Gam #2

Spoken Words Exhibition: Panel Discussion
March 14 @ 2pm

New York Art Residency &Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to introduce CURATICISM |The Gam #2, a Spoken Words Exhibition curated by Alessandro Facente with NARS Artists-in-Residence Karolina Kaźmierska (Poland, France), Denise Treizman (Chile), Tuo Wang (China), Tomasz Kobialka (Australia) and curator Jodi Waynberg (New York) about the concept of displacement as absorbing.

The GAM #2 will focus on the artist’s practice in relation to its mechanism of absorbing the surrounding reality once the artist lands in a new scenario, whatever it is, as a reaction to the absolute lack of any familiar visual and conceptual reference. The unknown surroundings foster the artist to cling to their own standard mechanism of specifically conceiving artworks and generally staying in the society but without having access to their usual superstructures - such as cultural, social, political and economical, as well as more technical including materials, tools or whatever inspires the daily work in the studio. Thus, the practice itself is free from its original home-territory and so a particularly good breeding ground for debating it as an autonomous and stable mechanism, more stable than the changes of geographies that artists use to explore at each displacement. 

Drawing on the practice of four different artists and their range of media, CURATICISM |The Gam #2, as a regular show – but shaped as an open to public conversation - investigates the intersection of Treizman’s approach to repurposed found and ready-made objects spontaneously encountered during her daily routine, Kaźmierska’s method of recontextualizing painted façades and architectural details of Polish building blocks, logos or political signs, as well as motives which evoke popular aesthetics and historic regimes to construct multiple fluorescent tubes and black scotch tape sculptural mural installations that question the representation of existing structures of authority, Kobialka's practice informed by the philosophical writings of Timothy Morton, in which he examines the body and its capacity for bio-accumulation of toxicity, and finally, Wang’s manipulation of pre-defined patterns and initiate possibilities of narrative structure merged with lived experience, social behavior and anxiety of today. Interwoven, these practices are functional examples which shine a light on the role of the artist, both as human and professional, in shifting, sharing, manipulating, and so absorbing and influencing concepts and visions that it exports or takes being in different places and staying everywhere

- Alessandro Facente

The GAM is a series of spoken words exhibitions structured in such a way as to ask the artists to dig deep about ways their ideas are born and solidified, putting their experiences, as artists who come from different countries, into words for an audience. The GAM is part of the large-scale project CURATICISM, an ongoing attitude of curating in which the curator’s role is played as observer and witness of the artist’s way of making a piece of art, i.e. from the concept to the final creation, in order to critically outline a philology deeply belonging to its practice. Developed by the curator Alessandro Facente, CURATICISM identifies several activities that, although shaped each time in different forms, have the goal to explore the current status of the embedded curator, a long-form voice deep seated in the artist’s practice.

Download Press Release


NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 

Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-5pm and by Appointment Only


The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well as engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, and engaging public programs. These services operate in conjunction with our education and community outreach initiatives. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.

 

For further information, please contact us at www.narsfoundation.org / info@narsfoundation.org / 718-768-2765.