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Saturday, February 28, 2009

(re)terrain @ vertexList opening Friday, March 6th

vertexList has the pleasure to present (re)terrain, a three-person exhibition by Daniel Bejar, Rebecca Loyche, and Laura Napier.

A reception will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2009 from 7pm - 10pm, with the
artists in attendance. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 5th, 2009.

(re)terrain examines spaces and places of the heavily urbanized and conflicted world we live in. The exhibition looks at the social production of space as well as the malleable and volatile nature of public space. The works in the exhibition ask us to (re)consider the complex nature of the world we inhabit and the very ground we stand on.

Daniel Bejar reconfigures one of the most familiar representations of New York City- the MTA

vertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm - 6 pm, or by appointment.
We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues on Bayard Street. For more info
please visit our website or call (646) 573-5837.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Brooklyn DIY" : images from the premiere

Brooklyn DIY premiere screening sold out!
Most of the cast was present in the audience...
The images below were taken by John Berens.

Sally Berger, the curator of Documentary Fortnight introducing the film.

Marcin Ramocki and Gene Pool, (Q&A after the screening)

The crowd.

Meredith Allen and Mike Ballou in the audience.
A short "mobile" video below.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Joe McKay speaks at Pace University

Join us on Thursday, February 26 for an artist's talk by Joe McKay!
Followed by the talk there is a reception for The Aesthetics of Gaming, curated by Michelle Kasprzak.
Pace Digital Gallery
163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets)
New York, NY
visit the website for info + map + directions

5PM - 6PM Joe McKay lecture
6PM - 7PM Reception with the artist

On view in the exhibition are Avoid by Joe McKay (top image), and CuteXdoom II by Anita Fontaine and Mike Pelletier (bottom image).

Friday, February 20, 2009

"the future is not what is used to be" @ Postmasters

February 28 – April 4, 2009

"the future is not what is used to be"

Opening: saturday, february 28th 6-8 pm

"the future is not what is used to be” brings together artists engaged in the Internet shaped culture. Through drawings, photographs, sculpture, video, and online projects they explore social interaction in a networked world, reflection in the times of speed, new communication tools and smart technologies affecting cultural and sociopolitical reality, sustainable strategies for contemporary life, connectivity and dis-connect, digital/analog divide, instantaneity and obsolescence, the web as the largest image depository ever, and new forms of appropriation, means of production, and modes of political engagement.

What we do today shapes our tomorrows.

Kevin Bewertsdorf conducts Google searches for images that he then orders printed onto variety of objects employing online services like These remotely made “Promotional Objects” transcend banality of its origins as private found imagery: from infinite web space onto a limited product, the unwitting subjects are made physical once again, staring at you across time and space.

Charles Broskoski’s "Films" reverse the culture of image overload. On his site, six well known films (Pulp Fiction, Terminator 2 and When Harry Met Sally among them) play continuously on a fixed daily schedule. There is a catch: the screen is black save only for the subtitles of the dialog; an absurd comfort of knowing that the movies are always there to serve as a catalyst for visual memory.

Marc Horowitz found an analog way to connect with his fellow twitterers: "for the next 100 people that add me on twitter ( ) I'll send you a small drawing.” The 100 drawings on view will be mailed out at the end of the show. In addition every afternoon Horowitz will broadcast “” - a livestream video and chat talkshow with scheduled field trips, interviews, concerts, covert meetings, cooking instruction, comedians, reviews, round tables, celebrity guests, LA artist studio visits, road trips, and more

Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung has been called “the John Heartfield of the digital era” His collages and animations composed entirely of imagery appropriated from the web deliver a biting political satire. New series -“In God We Trust” - presents global and domestic challenges facing the new Obama administration with the savior president cast as different deities (Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Krishna, prophet Abraham, Yoruba Orisha Trickster God Elegua/Eshu, Buddha, and Guadalupe)

Kristin Lucas pays hommage to the ever-replacable technological marvels: maclassic, a 25 years old icon of personal computing, and other nearly forgotten hardware objects are cast in colored wax as beautiful yet perishable candles

Michael Mandiberg’s altered encyclopedias, dictionaries, and newspapers, words incised into them with a laser cutter, highlight the loosing battle of printmedia at a time of rapid online delivery and the never ending newness of information. Everyday a fresh copy of The New York Times with the words “old news” cut onto it will be delivered to the gallery, a stack accumulating over the course of the exhibition.

Eva and Franco Mattes ( inject new synthetic life into art long gone. Their avatars in a virtual world Second Life re-enact seminal performance works from the seventies. Gilbert and George’s “The Singing Sculpture” and Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s “Imponderabilia” are staged for a very different audience.

Joe McKay finds the ghosts of Google Street View van and Mapjack car. His photographs recreate these stealth vehicles from partial reflections in store windows in San Francisco.

JooYoun Paek’s inflatable objects are smart appliances for urban survival. A bicycle cover made from garbage bags provides inconspicuous “blend-in” protection for a city cyclist, and a self-sustainable chair inflated by walking offers its user an independence from the urban infrastructure.

Sharing and communal nature and of online engagement has lead to formation of surfing clubs: group blogging sites with fast-paced conceptual exchange based on treatment and analysis of online material. Marcin Ramocki & Paul Slocum (with Spiritsurfers) will present “Where is it?,” a short video based on the blog posts of Spiritsurfers.

*The title of this show is a quote from Paul Valery

Postmasters Gallery located at 459 west 19th Street between 9 and 10 Avenues is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 6 pm.

Postmasters Gallery 459 W 19th Street New York, NY 10011 212 727 3323

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb 25th: "Brooklyn DIY", World Premiere @ MoMa

Marcin Ramocki and The Museum of Modern Art have the pleasure to invite you to the world premiere of "Brooklyn DIY".

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:30 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art
(212) 708-9400
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

Brooklyn DIY. 2009. USA.
A Story of Williamsburg Art Scene 1987-2007
Directed by Marcin Ramocki.

Brooklyn DIY is a long overdue examination of the creative renaissance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Home to underground warehouse parties, anarchistic street creativity, and artist-run galleries and performance spaces, Williamsburg gave birth to one of the most vibrant and rebellious artistic communities to arise in the 1980s, permanently changing the city's cultural landscape. Featuring interviews with a host of artists and neighborhood characters, Ramocki's film captures life in a utopian universe made by artists, for artists—along with its inevitable decline in the face of real estate development, gentrification, and the post–September 11 market collapse. 71 min.
Cinematography: Lalo Molina
Edit: Jessie Stead

Associate Producers: Carlton Bright, Jason Roque
Assistant Director: Jessie Stead
Production Assistants: Zoe Willoughby, Jenine Orzechowski
Sound Mix: Chris Burke

Featuring interviews with: Joe Amrhein, Daniel Aycock, Mike Ballou, Ken Butler, Don Carroll, Lauren Cornell, Ebon Fisher, Matt Freedman & Jude Talllichet, Jillian Mcdonald, Aron Namenwirth & Nancy Horowitz, Sarah Schmerler, Ward Shelley, Amy Sillman, Becky Smith, Larry Tee, Conrad Ventur and Eric Z.
Special appearances by: Medea, Gene Pool, Adam Simon, Brian & Leon Dewan, Brian Conley, Charles Beronio, Mike Smith, Lexy Grey, Golden Triangle, Tim Spelios and many more.

World premiere. Q&A with director
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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