NO DICE (1)

Nickolas Calabrese / Daniel Chew / Sylvia Jeffriess / Yefu Liu / Megan Plunkett / Am Schmidt

curated by Howie Chen
PRESS RELEASE
11/14/15-12/13/15

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No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I), 2015
Installation View
Megan Plunkett Crook City I, 2015 Inkjet print on paper
Megan Plunkett
Crook City I, 2015
Inkjet print on paper
Megan Plunkett Untitled (CTZNMGN), 2015 Inkjet print on paper
Megan Plunkett
Untitled (CTZNMGN), 2015
Inkjet print on paper
Megan Plunkett Crook City II, 2015 Inkjet print on paper
Megan Plunkett
Crook City II, 2015
Inkjet print on paper
No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I),2015
Installation View
Am Schmidt Stack (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes), 2015 16 paintings, oil on canvas
Am Schmidt
Stack (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes), 2015
16 paintings, oil on canvas
No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I),2015
Installation View
No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I),2015
Installation View
Sylvia Jeffriess Notes with Perfect Prose (Blue), 2015 Polyester and acrylic urethane on aluminum panel
Sylvia Jeffriess
Notes with Perfect Prose (Blue), 2015
Polyester and acrylic urethane on aluminum panel
Nickolas Calabrese Muslim Wittgenstein, 2015 MDF Frame, Acrylic, Ink, Iron, Copper, Bronze on Canvas
Nickolas Calabrese
Muslim Wittgenstein, 2015
MDF Frame, Acrylic, Ink, Iron, Copper, Bronze on Canvas
Daniel Chew Push/Pull (Marshal, Tin, Jordan, Sarah, Emmy, Scott) (Installation view), 2015 Two channel audio, 21m looped
Daniel Chew
Push/Pull (Marshal, Tin, Jordan, Sarah, Emmy, Scott) (Installation view), 2015
Two channel audio, 21m looped
No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I),2015
Installation View
Megan Plunkett Memories 01 - 02, 2015 Video 7m52s looped, projector, extension cord, plywood
Megan Plunkett
Memories 01 – 02, 2015
Video 7m52s looped, projector, extension cord, plywood
Megan Plunkett Memories 01 - 02 (Still), 2015 Video 7m52s looped, projector, extension cord, plywood
Megan Plunkett
Memories 01 – 02 (Still), 2015
Video 7m52s looped, projector, extension cord, plywood
Nickolas Calabrese Tommy Ligotti, 2015 Iron, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Acrylic Polymers, Dye, Graphite and Inkjet on Canvas
Nickolas Calabrese
Tommy Ligotti, 2015
Iron, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Acrylic Polymers, Dye, Graphite and Inkjet on Canvas
Nickolas Calabrese Tommy Ligotti (Detail), 2015 Iron, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Acrylic Polymers, Dye, Graphite and Inkjet on Canvas
Nickolas Calabrese
Tommy Ligotti (Detail), 2015
Iron, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Acrylic Polymers, Dye, Graphite and Inkjet on Canvas
No Dice (I),2015 Installation View
No Dice (I),2015
Installation View
Am Schmidt Proposal and sketch (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes), 2015 Printed email, oil on newsprint, plastic wrap, scotch tape
Am Schmidt
Proposal and sketch (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes), 2015
Printed email, oil on newsprint, plastic wrap, scotch tape
Am Schmidt Proposal and sketch (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes) (Detail), 2015 Printed email, oil on newsprint, plastic wrap, scotch tape
Am Schmidt
Proposal and sketch (The Annandale-on-Hudson Landscapes) (Detail), 2015
Printed email, oil on newsprint, plastic wrap, scotch tape
Yefu Liu Floating point, 2015 Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu
Floating point, 2015
Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu Floating point (Detail), 2015 Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu
Floating point (Detail), 2015
Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu Floating point (Still), 2015 Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu
Floating point (Still), 2015
Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu Floating point (Detail), 2015 Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone
Yefu Liu
Floating point (Detail), 2015
Single channel HD video, 9m24s, running shoe, selfie stick, iPhone

 
 
 
 
 

NO DICE (1)

 

Mystery fabricates objects … it is a team that enjoys hiding … artworks in this game are imaginary organizations of the world which, in order to be activated, need to be put in contact with one or more human beings … They are of different kinds … delinquent artworks … whose purpose is to test the cohesiveness of society … perfect worlds, structures which achieve a saturation of the relationship between the parts and the whole … Mystery functions with an arbitrary and anti-democratic organization … Mystery practices secrecy, concealment, in some cases oblivion … it is typical for Mystery to hide, and it may be that secrecy is not just a condition, but the very substance … Mystery requires shadows, and money is solar in nature … [The Police] favors (if not actually creates) the subversive function of Mystery; and in the very heat of the battle, its hierarchical orders command the publication of Mystery’s secrets. —Raúl Ruiz, Poetics of Cinema

This exhibition deals with the textuality of inchoate possibilities — in the face of the total administration of life.

Howie Chen is a New York–based curator involved in collaborative art production and research. Chen is a cofounder of Dispatch, a curatorial production office and project space founded in New York City. He is part of New Humans, a moniker for performance collaborations with musicians, artists and designers, and also the critical research project, JEQU. Currently, Chen teaches at the New York University Steinhardt School and has been a lecturer at the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT, Parsons School for Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. Upcoming projects include “The Great Unlearning”, a multi-platform series on counter-pedagogical practices in contemporary art, with curator Manuel Cirauqui and MIT researcher Gabriel Kahan.

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