Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn will have his first exhibition under the new directorship of Amani Olu, Humble Arts Foundation opening Wednesday. The exhibition Young Curators, New Ideas, examines different trends and perspectives in contemporary art photography through the bias of six emerging curators. Alana Celii & Grant Willing (Fjord Photo), Michael Bühler-Rose, Jon Feinstein (Humble Arts Foundation), Amy Stein, Lumi Tan (Why Wherefore) and Aperture’s Educational Program Manager: Laurel Ptak (I Heart Photograph). Each curator using roughly ten feet of space, aims to engage viewers in a discussion on where he or she believes art photography is today.
Opening reception: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 | RSVP required: email@example.com
Public reception: 6 – 9 pm
On view: Wednesday, August 13 – Saturday, September 6, 2008
© Petra Cortright
© Jason Fulford
Images are courtesy artist/Bond Street Gallery
Laurel Ptak’s exhibition takes the show in a different direction by commissioning 26 photographers, designers, and new media artists to embrace the animated GIF. Appropriately titled Graphics Interchange Format, the show explores how a lo-fi digital image technology invented in 1987 fares in contemporary context. Ptak gave artists only 3 days to complete the commission and encouraged the use of photographic materials. A few of the artists had never made an animated GIF before, while others were notorious for it. “Some use the form epically,” says Ptak, “like a novelist or film director; others are self- reflective about the limits of technology and representation; many challenge photography’s usual atemporal disposition; and
then some just make me giggle.” The results are 67 artist-made animated GIFs shown on 44-inch flat screen in an infinite loop. Each are sold in an unlimited edition for $20, accompanied by a personalized note from the artist.
Graphics Interchange Format features works by Victor Boullet, Tyler Coburn, Petra Cortright, C. Coy, Daniel Everett, Thobias Fäldt & Per Englund, Martin Fengel, Jason Fulford, Nicholas Grider, Pierre Hourquet, Konst & Teknik, Eke Kriek, Emily Larned, Matt MacFarland, Katja Mater, Kelci McIntosh, Ilia Ovechkin, Robert Overweg, M. River, Noel Rodo- Vankeulen, Asha Schechter, Trevor Shimizu, Jo-ey Tang, Anne De Vries, Karly Wildenhaus and Damon Zuccon
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bond street gallery
297 Bond Street | Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Carroll Gardens)
718.858.2297 | Directions: F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union St.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday | 11 am – 6 pm
Look out this fall, Amani will be joining Aperture’s Collector’s Workshop: Introduction to Affordable Photography for a conversation on how to begin and build a photography collection without breaking the bank. Geared specifically towards first-time and young collectors.
September 16, 6:30 p.m., Aperture Gallery