Material Witness is an exhibition featuring the collaborative and solo work of Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein. Individually and collectively, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function and form, high-brow and low-brow art. As collaborators, these artists create laser-cut Formica laminate mosaics that reflect shared interests in the manufactured environment and their love for common building materials.
Material Witness is presented by The Summit, A Dolce Hotel and organized by Alternate Projects. It opens with a reception on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8 PM. Exhibition runs through August 31.
image: Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein- - Tacoma 2, 2019, laser-cut Formica high-pressure laminate on wood, mirror, 26 x 48 inches
Michael Lowe Gallery
905 Vine Street
Alternate Projects Pop-Up Bookstore is presented in conjunction with A Kick in the Head: Uncouth Stories of Sunken Beauty and FotoFocus Biennial 2018.
A Kick in the Head: Uncouth Stories of Sunken Beauty is curated by Michael Lowe and George Kurz. Featured Artists include: Vito Acconci, Nobuyoshi Araki, Morton Bartlett, Richard Billingham, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Larry Clark, Bob Flanagan, Katy Grannan, Mike Kelley, Richard Kern, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ryan McGinley, Annette Messager, Pierre Molinier, Otto Muehl, Catherine Opie, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Rob Pruitt, Arnulf Rainer, Lucas Samaras, Penny Slinger, Bob Wade, Count Zichy.
For many of the artists in this exhibition, the publication of their images in book form is a critical aspect of their practice. This allows them to create a narrative through the curation and sequencing of images, as well as ensuring that their story reaches a much wider audience and is preserved as a specific document. Many of these publications are included in the exhibition and the Alternate Projects Bookstore offers a select grouping of rare photo-based books and editions.
Exhibition and store
October 2 to 31, 2018
12 to 5 PM Fridays and Saturdays only
MoMA PS1- 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed)
Friday, September 21, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm
special offering of artist records
32 Josef Albers prints as illustrated in a collection of 7 exhibition catalogues all in excellent or near excellent condition 1964 to 1970.
Alternate Projects is pleased to present Beyond Things an exhibition sponsored by Cincinnati's new Summit Hotel and organized by Alternate Projects. Beyond Things features the work of 7- artists based in the Cincinnati region and 1- Cincinnati-based collaborative. The pieces-- extractions, commentaries, juxtapositions, collages-- are an enmeshing of the material and cultural. Though visually engaging, all transcend the apparent and through the recontextualization of things express unique ideas and concepts.
Beyond Things opens June 8 with a reception from 6 to 8 PM. All of the artists will be present for the reception. This exhibition can be viewed 24 hours a day and as with the reception is free and open to the public.
image: Rebecca Steele · Untitled No. 1 from the series Active Dust Wall, 2018, unique archival pigment print in artist frame
“Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them… they come out of flowers, plants, things from the ground, and they make you feel good, you know, to just have a pill, to feel beauty.”_____Damien Hirs
Alternate Projects presents the online exhibition Be My Valentine featuring iconic selections for you and yours Feb 1 - 14.
original exhibition poster created for a Hans Namuth exhibition of new photographs at Leo Castelli Gallery 9-30 January 1982. The portrait captures Warhol in front of an Old Master painting. This poster is signed by Warhol in marker in lower right corner
signed birthday celebration invite
“At the time I was supposed to have my photo taken, I was in the middle of installing my show at Oxford. I was also in the middle of a press conference. There were maybe fifty or sixty journalists there—camera crews, photographers, and radio. A number of journalists were quite ...”____Tracey Emin
4120 Hamilton Ave
Saturday, December 9, 12–7pm
Sunday, December 10, 12–7pm
Free and open to the public
Just in time for your XMAS gift giving, Donald Dennis Celender's Holy Holy Art Cards: Fancy Assorted Christmas Selection (1975). Set of 49 cards with artists faces pasted onto bodies of pious scholars, popes, bishops, vicars, cross-bearing Christs, monks, nuns, Virgin Marys, John the Baptists and avenging Archangels, with backside of each card containing a religious- themed quote from the artist.
“...This is vintage G&G, a seamless demonstration of the act — or the life, or the ongoing artwork — that they have honed and polished since 1967, when they met at Central Saint Martins, or perhaps since 1970, when they put on suits, painted their faces and became ‘living sculptures’, singing along to Flanagan and Allen’s ‘Underneath the Arches’ performing The Singing Sculpture in the Nigel Greenwood Gallery. Their art and their joint persona is indivisible and thrives on contradiction. They are buttoned-up exhibitionists; straight-laced gays; globalists who embrace Brexit; monkish moralists who decry religion; conservative iconoclasts. If it’s a pose, it long ago obliterated whatever the drab ‘reality’ of their life was, and if it’s a joke it’s an excellent one, and it’s on us (one of their pictures, Sex Money Race Religion, sold the day before our interview for nearly £1m). Even at its most childlike or scatological, their work touches on truth, including The Beard Pictures...”_____ Nick Curtis, Superstar artists Gilbert & George celebrate 50 years of working together, EVENING STANDARD, Wednesday 8 November 2017
“...As an artist and a brand, Louise Bourgeois was a force of nature. She was a prolific if not obsessive maker of art — sculpture, drawings and especially prints. ….But for many viewers, her art is beloved simply for demonstrating with special force that the child is mother to the woman, as well as to the artist...”_____By ROBERTA SMITH, Louise Bourgeois: Imagination Unfolds in All Dimensions, New York Times, SEPT. 27, 2017
Alternative Dreamers at Ascent Private Capital Management, Cincinnati
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Alternate Projects is pleased to announce Alternative Dreamers, an exhibition presented by Ascent Private Capitol Management, Cincinnati in association with Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon and Alternate Projects, Cincinnati. Alternative Dreamers, installed throughout the private offices of Ascent Private Capital Management, is a show organized by Linda Schwartz, Director of Alternate Projects, featuring the work of five Cincinnati-based artists.
This exhibition is by appointment only - please schedule a time to view it by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is a compilation of found newspaper images showing every type of fighter aircraft currently in service anywhere in the world. 170 in all, the names of these planes are each listed on the front and back covers of the book. The clippings along with the aircraft images are presented in a variety of shapes and sizes and at times with fragments of text whose captions suggest a narrative context. A tension is created between the book's everyday low-tech contents of the banal newspaper clippings with that of its subject- the latest high tech killing machines. The images of the aircraft, always caught in action, and often placed floating against a white ground begin to look like fantastic mechanized flying creatures.
“The more affected will declare that there is “nothingnew under the sun,” as in the Old Testament. As for myself, in this textament Iwill objectify that, beyond pornography and eroticism, the body emergestriumphantly. Not the massacred body of earth's people. Not the sculpted bodyof the myths. Not only the physical body of poets. Another body. In the lineageof Sade and Duchamp: a body-poetry, an energy-writing, or any other name youwish to give it.” - Eduardo Kac, "Rebelde sem Calça", 1984.
…..Displaying her hallmark aesthetic of cut-and-sew tailoring, the latest program further investigates the delicate balance between “the intent of the creator and the subjective interpretation of the receiver,” according to a press release from Sacai. By taking clothes from the everyday and elevating them, Abe forges an entirely new context altogether.
An example of such artistic repurposing is the typographic artwork of American artist Lawrence Weiner, seen on all-over prints rendered on select pieces….
But his interest in rhythmic patterns continued. In “Drumming,” he said, a piece composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccolo, “We’re playing in unison and I pull away slowly, as slowly as I can, until I get one 16th note ahead. And we hold. And what you hear are basically canons, or rounds, like ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat,’ except instead of a tune you’re hearing a pattern.”
Different people, depending on where they’re sitting, will hear different patterns, he said. “It’s like looking at a complex rug, and saying, ‘Hey, do you see that pattern over there?’”
Murakami, who has brought his playful, anime-inspired characters to fashion collaborations like Louis Vuitton and limited edition Vans, says his fascination with anime started early on. “I am part of the first generation to watch ‘Star Wars’ real time, so I’ve naturally been influenced by the series. As such, I believe the influence has seeped into my self expression...”
“The objectification of materials that most people have never noticed. The objectification of phenomenon in relation to human beings. It is equal and consistent with relations to human beings. It is based on the art is made by people and for people. Otherwise, there is no reason for it to exist. I make complicated movies sometimes, I make things but in fact I can explain it and when I make it I don't have to explain it any longer. That's the whole point of what already is, already is an objectification of something that you are trying to communicate with a culture. It's that tiny little thing that you don't want to fuck up someone's day but the purpose of what you are doing is to fuck up their whole life.”_______Lawrence Weiner, on describing his work