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Richard’s RM030_L. Wittgenstein (back) talks with A. Speer (front) about Materiality, Solitude and Feticism
will materialize in this group exhibition at Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway
AN OTHER LAND…AND IN THE OTHER, OUR OWN // CURATED BY IAN COFRE
MAY 29 – JUNE 28, 2015 // OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 29, 2015, 6 – 9 P.M.
AN OTHER LAND…AND IN THE OTHER, OUR OWN IS A GROUP EXHIBITION OF EIGHT ARTISTS AND ONE GEOLOGIST CURATED BY IAN COFRE AT PROSJEKTROM NORMANNS. INSPIRED BY TIMOTHY MORTON’S WRITINGS ON OBJECT ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND SPECULATIVE REALISM, THE EXHIBITION EXPLORES “DARK ECOLOGY” THROUGH THE PERFORMATIVE ACTIONS OF THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS. THE GESTURES STAGED BY THESE INDIVIDUALS, WHOSE PRACTICES ARE ONGOING ENGAGEMENTS WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENTS, IMPLICATE THEM INTO THE LANDSCAPE, AND COLLAPSE THIS SENSE OF NATURE, OVER THERE, SEPARATED FROM, AND SUBJECT TO MASTERY BY HUMANITY. THEY ARE EXPLORATIONS OF THE OTHER THROUGH A MIX OF HUMAN-SCALE ACTIONS WITH PRACTICAL AND IMPRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, A COLLECTION OF SEEMINGLY EMPTY GESTURES LADENED WITH SYMBOLIC AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE.
Participating artists: Patricia L. Corcoran (CAN) Torkwase Dyson (USA) Kelly Jazvac (CAN) Matthew Jensen (USA) William Lamson (USA) Dana Levy (ISR) Richard M. (-) Claudia Müller (CHI) Leah Raintree (USA). Ian Cofre is an independent curator and writer based in New York City, working primarily with emerging and established artists, based locally and in Latin America. He earned his BA at Columbia University and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has previously worked as Director for a Lower East Side gallery, Studio Manager for a high-profile contemporary artist, and most recently as US Director for the PINTA NY art fair. Recent projects include barriococo at The Royal Society of American Art (Brooklyn, 2014); co-curating as one of ten curators, TEN at Cindy Rucker Gallery (New York, 2014); Bigger Than Shadows, DODGEgallery (New York, 2012) with Rich Blint; and both Tracing the Unseen Border, La MaMa La Galleria (New York, 2011) and Southern Exposure at Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn, 2009) with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Other shows include Behind Closed Doors (2011), a curated solo project by Manuela Viera-Gallo at Y Gallery, NY, and The Doubtful Guest (2010) at Kill Devil Hill, NY. Recent writings include co-authoring an essay for the Hyde Park Art Center and a bilingual profile of Alberto Borea for Arte al Día. Profiles and reviews of exhibitions he has curated have appeared in The Art Newspaper, Arte al Día International, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include Re/Post at Storefront Ten Eyck (Brooklyn, NY) in June 2015 for Bushwick Open Studios. (Photo: Dana Levy (ISR) “Emerging from the Swamp”, 2014, video still)