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Julieta Aranda
François Bucher
Jimmie Durham
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Lawrence Weiner
John Miller
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Lawrence Weiner
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Recent Listings

17. Jan. 2017
Cuchifritos /
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Opening: Inauguration Day, January 20 2017, 6-8p
Exhibition Dates: January 20 through March 5, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002 (inside Essex Street Market)

State (Wolfgang Staehle), United Nations (Joan Waltemath), Defense (Peter Fend), Navy (Marie Lorenz), Treasury (Stan Cox), Labor (Fred Lonidier), Energy (Brian Holmes), Media (Coleen Fitzgibbon), Intel (Jakob Boeskov), Interior (Alice Outwater) and Education (Franz Vila).

On November 22, 2016, amidst great uncertainty about the direction of the United States in the next four years, a proposal erupted: to launch, as is parliamentary custom in Britain, a Shadow Cabinet.

The Shadow Cabinet, as in Britain, would serve as a voice in contrast with, but not in denial of, the incoming Administration. On occasion, there could even be similar views; we do not yet know. We aim now to put on record the views of members of the most-forward thinking sector, the daring pioneers, of the US. For some, this sector is called the "avant-garde."

Some people go on strike. We do not. We do the opposite. We go to work, in loyal opposition. We call for the Avant-Garde of the United States, the pioneering thinkers and inventors and visualizers, to not object to what has happened, but to project what could instead happen.

Up to four years may be required to wait for enactments.

For a full statement, please visit

09. Jan. 2017
Cuchifritos /
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Opening: Friday, January 13, 6-8p
Exhibition Dates: January 13 through January 17, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002 (inside Essex Street Market)

sette stagioni dello spirito - controracconto is a film by Gian Maria Tosatti documenting a project he carried out from 2013 to 2016, which encompassed the entire city of Naples, Italy. Tosatti used Naples as a stage for interventions that were in the form of environmental installations -- a site could look as if it was untouched, and abandoned by humans, while in fact it was entirely constructed by the artist. A surreal twist would typically be incorporated into the setting: several rooms in a hallway will look exactly the same, but differ slightly, creating an underlying tension within the viewers’ unconsciousness. Through this project, Tosatti redefined the relationship between art and community. The artwork was integrated into the city in an almost unnoticed way, unconsciously affecting the people of Naples as they were going about their everyday life.

13. Dec. 2016
Cuchifritos /
Exterior of Essex Street Market

On view: December 18 through December 19, 2016; 12-6 pm
Location: Exterior of Essex Street Market at 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is very pleased to present Recetas y Gangas, a temporary audio installation by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga on the exterior of Essex Street Market on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Over the last decade, Zúñiga has recorded the calls of vendors, particularly those from traditional Latin American markets, threading together the sounds of various products being sung into the air into compositions that modify the experience of space. The resonant sounds of vendors’ voices begin to extend the interior of the market out onto the street to create a completely new sense of familiar spaces.

For this installation Zúñiga has created an audio composition featuring the voices of the Essex Street Market vendors and customers describing their products or sharing recipes. The audio montage will be emitted by an amplified speaker located above the Delancey/Essex Subway station, on the exterior of the Essex Market, emulating the traditional selling strategies used by market vendors to beckon pedestrians into the market. The installation honors both the long history of market vendors announcing, singing or “chanting” their goods to the public, as well as Essex Street Market’s original intention as a space to house street cart vendors.

Recetas y Gangas was first conceived by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga at the invitation of curator Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful for the exhibition Lettuce, Artichokes, Red Beets, Mangoes, Broccoli, Honey and Nutmeg: The Essex Street Market as Collaborator (Cuchifritos Gallery, on view February 26 through March 27, 2016). During this show, six socially conscious artists—Laia Solé, Antonia Pérez, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Mary Ting, Beatrice Glow, and Harley Spiller— were invited to engage vendors, customers and the Market itself in their artistic processes as a means of co-generating experiences centered on the life that unfolds outside Cuchifritos Gallery. The participating artists and their collaborators brought to the forefront issues relevant to their respective trades and roles, while paying attention to the narratives as well as to the material culture that their presence in the place spawns as a result of their encounters.