—–> Saturday, January 26th, 2013 @ 6pm
Opening for “The Table” curated by Julie Mckim
Elia Bettaglio, Nicole Blonder, Jeff Kao, David Pierce and Albert Shelton
“Natural Selector”, 2011 Graphite on Paper 8.5” x 11”
In his seminal essay, The Author as Producer, Walter Benjamin discussed the importance of “tendency” behind the artistic endeavor. The artists gathered in Überfällig could be said to answer Benjamin’s call for work created with intent. Borrowed from those artists close to me in my community, the work in Überfällig reveals an impetus to push, question and the – perhaps unpopular – belief, that even in our media saturated culture, art and images still have the ability to be a catalyst for a larger dialogue.
In the experimental spirit of This Red Door this cohesive exhibition in The Table will be moved to the gallery walls to be added to the larger exhibition in the space.
Julie McKim has worked at The Kitchen, PERFORMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she was the curatorial assistant for Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 and Alice Guy Blaché: Cinema Pioneer. Her independent curatorial projects include Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, Undercurrent: Pratt MFAs at White Box, At Arms Length, NURTUREart, and There is No Synonym for Hope, Smack Mellon. Most recently she co-curated YOU ARE FREE with Daniel Kingery, which opened in Berlin in 2010 and traveled to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna. She studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Columbia University, and currently serves on the NURTUREart Advisory board.
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