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17. Jan. 2017
Cuchifritos /
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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 www.shadowcabinet.info

09. Jan. 2017
Cuchifritos /
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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 /
1h
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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.

05. Dec. 2016
Cuchifritos /
2h
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9 from 6-8p
Exhibition Dates: December 9, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002 (inside Essex Street Market)

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is thrilled to present Collected Works: A Brief History of Artists Alliance Inc., an installation by LES Studio Program resident Alison Owen and curated by Sanna Almajedi. Collected Works is an imprint of The Clemente building on 107 Suffolk St. created through Artist Alliance Inc. archive, and the residue of its artists-in-residence. Artist Alison Owen tells her own story of what AAI is in an investigative installation situated at the Cuchifritos Gallery. The installation consists of the remnants and ephemera of current and former residents’ creative projects, as well as dust, paint chips, and other materials collected from the stairwells and studios, creating an impression of what it means to work within AAI’s community. The Clemente has been occupied by artists since the 80s; Owen herself has been an artist-in-residence there since October 2016 through AAI’s LES Studio Program. Owen’s installation will be accompanied by a catalog introducing the audience to the rich and creative history of AAI, told through the perspective of both short- and long-term residents.

28. Oct. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Opening: Friday, November 4, 6-8p
On View: November 4 through December 4, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm

Xtrotecture is a project which examines the simultaneous local and global presence of Lower Manhattan in an age of late-capitalism, technological acceleration, and the Anthropocene. How do we envisage the city now, and what potential strategies are available for confronting these contemporary aporias? In this phase of the project, artist and writer Joshua Johnson will interview artists, theorists and experts who have articulated new conceptualizations of architecture, technology, and planning for the 21st century. These interviews will be conducted in Artists Alliance’s Cuchifritos Gallery, in the midst of an evolving installation. The interviews will be publicly broadcast and documented on a companion website: http://xtrotecture.com

Presented as part of the Workspace 2016 series, featuring the work of LES Studio Program artists-in-residence.

09. Oct. 2016
Cuchifritos /
1h
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The Clemente 107 Suffolk St

Opening Reception: October 14, 2016, 7p – 9:30p
On View: October 14 – November 20, 2016
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 7p – 9:30p

PS160 is an immersive architectural installation that will take place inside The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center. Created by artist Gabrielle Mertz and commissioned by Artists Alliance, the project utilizes a choreographed series of light and sound projections located throughout the Clemente building to construct a performative experience of the architecture. The installation references structural and design elements of the Dutch Neo-Gothic landmark, as well as the building’s history within the Lower East Side neighborhood, original function as a school, and later use by artists and community members. The event also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Law, which helped to catalyze the architectural preservation movement in the United States.

Drawing on her background as a professional choreographer, the artist constructs a site-specific, immersive experience that places the architecture of the building at center stage and in the role of performer. Audiences will be able to explore the building’s performance at will using a map provided by the artist. PS160 refers to the building’s former life as Public School 160, the name conferred by the New York City Board of Education’s Committee on Buildings upon construction in 1897.

23. Sep. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is thrilled to present Nom Nom Ohm: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Chandeliers, an installation by Jessica Segall that features two chandelier light fixtures powered by the unlikely source of produce. The antique chandeliers are illuminated using products bought from Essex Street Market vendor Viva Fruit and Vegetables. The pair of opulent chandeliers were rewired to use the unidirectional flow of electrical charge, or DC power, to collect all of their energy from the humble source of market-bought fruit.

19. Aug. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday…" – Paul Klee, Creative Confession (1920)

01. Jul. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

How We End: Fictions
Featuring stories by Hannah Schneider and images by Kate Stone
On View: July 15 - August 7
Opening Reception: 5 - 8p
Public Reading: 7p

"How We End: Fictions" is an installation of prints which accompany an illustrated book of short stories chronicling the romantic and sexual history of an unnamed and unreliable narrator. Featuring stories written by Hannah Schneider and images by Kate Stone, the collaboration and friendship between writer and artist create an openness of communication that invites visitors into a personalized space to reflect on the communication flounders involved with intimacy, break-up and heart break.

07. Jun. 2016
factor-m /
64h
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SPACE Gallery

Join the Salon des Refusés team as an intern and gain valuable experience working at a gallery, organising a busy exhibition. Excellent opportunity to learn new, practical skills and to liaise with artists and art collectors at the Opening Reception and during the exhibition.

A placement with Salon des Refusés allows you to participate in a most exciting gallery and to work in a highly stimulating environment. A combination of both formal and informal learning opportunities will be beneficial for your future career.

No previous experience necessary of working in a gallery. During your placement, you will receive support from our team and a dedicated supervisor.

The placement will be located at SPACE in 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH from 20 to 27 June 2016.

To apply for this placement, please email salondesrefuses.ra@gmail.com with your CV and a covering letter. Please describe your skills and talents and what you are looking to learn during this internship.

http://salonexhibition.com/
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03. Jun. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is thrilled to present on the subversion of opacity, a two-person exhibition of recent work by Arianna Carossa and Beatrice Glow, curated by Alessandro Facente.

Through site-specific installations, including sculpture and digital prints on silk, this exhibition considers the ways in which artists provide an indirect view of reality, representing it as a fictional mythology drawn from its facts, forms, or histories, but never reflecting them directly. Even as a fiction, this mythology is able, perhaps even more so, to reveal the original reality at its core; an inner essence not beholden to its usual context, interpretation or common understanding. Instead, the new work behaves as autonomous form; an expanded field that is both in balance and in tension with the one from which it has been originally generated.

18. Apr. 2016
Cuchifritos /
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Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 5-7p
On View: May 6 through June 5, 2016
Galley Hours: Tuesday -Sunday, 12-6p
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

Cuchifritos Gallery is pleased to present Denise Treizman’s first solo exhibition in New York, DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk. This recent body of work takes its starting point with the gallery’s neighborhood in mind, considering site-specificity in both the use of found materials, as well as the sentiment and spirit of the Lower East Side. Continuing and expanding upon her process-oriented and material-centric practice, Denise’s work conjures a sense of hopefulness and resourcefulness reminiscent of the area’s history.

Perhaps best known for her use of found objects, Denise’s oeuvre has an inherent sense of surprise that is shared by artist and viewer. Her intuitive process is led by a response to materials and a formal interest in the finished work. The rubbery sheen of a ball or grainy texture of sand can inspire a particular direction in her making. While the works might seem haphazard at first glance, Denise’s use of color, texture, and spatial relationships between objects are carefully decided through a process which is playful yet restrained. She takes the traditions of readymades and assemblage, and pairs it with her own unique perspective in which formal concerns meet an ephemeral or durational approach.

04. Apr. 2016
factor-m /
3h
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London - UK

With a nod to the recent all-female exhibition in a male-run corporate space, Not a Champagne Life brings together the works of three emerging artists in a female-run independent gallery, and addresses the subjects of social order, gender equality and freedom of speech.

Not a Champagne Life features three-dimensional works by Emma Elliott, Penelope Harrall and Ian Wolter, and makes reference to the luxury lifestyles enjoyed by a privileged minority compared to the increasing burden of austerity on the majority of people.

The selected works combine strong figurative and symbolic elements with performance, sound and movement while commenting on the hidden metaphor of each respective medium: Ian Wolter’s busts implying status and authority; the assumption of aesthetic beauty in bronze as illustrated by Emma Elliott; while the items of feminine care at the core of Penelope Harrall’s work are generally expected to be hidden from view.

The launch event and private view on 21 April will include a live performance by Penelope Harrall, and the exhibition will be closing with a panel discussion on the artists’ respective approach to themes of social and political relevance on May Day, a date of pre-Christian significance more recently observed as Labour Day across the world.

http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/not-a-champagne-life/

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