Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jaime Pitarch opening at SBG November 9th

The gallery is closed this week and next week for the installation of 'beautiful unglittering things', our second solo exhibition by Barcelona-based artist Jaime Pitarch.

Pitarch's work has included sculpture, drawing, video and performance. Often using humble everyday objects such as a guitar, a chair, and household and consumer products, the artist employs inventive and witty strategies of displacement, recontextualization, and visual punning to peel away at their routine uses and meanings, posing what The Village Voice (writing about his 2006 solo show at the gallery) has called a series of "exquisite conundrums".

Read more about the exhibition here and Jamie's work here, and we look forward to seeing you at the exhibition opening night, Monday November 9th, 6-8pm.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chili Moon Town 'Rally For Dreams' Updates!

The Chili Moon Town "Rally for Dreams" has changed shape!

Artists Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González will now be hosting their "Rally For Dreams" atop a sequined double-decker bus, touring various Manhattan locations.

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 12pm-2pm

Over the course of a Friday lunch hour, a glittering double-decker bus with multiple brass bands playing on its upper level will drive around the city promoting the power of dreams and the unique talent New Yorkers have to make them come true.

Led by the Hungry March Band and a distinguished soprano, the musicians will play, wearing artist-designed pajamas and animal costumes while riding across the island, driving by Times Square, the Empire State Building, Union Square, Canal Street and Bowery (see map below).

Come and meet us along the way!


Artists Anna Galtarossa & Daniel González started collaborating in 2007 on an ambitious public art project: Chili Moon Town Tour. Debuting in Mexico City on Chapultepec Lake, this floating, utopian city was born with the dream of undertaking a journey to New York City. Millions have made this passage throughout history, inspired by the freedom and possibility that Manhattan and its citizens give to the world.

CITY of DREAMS is curated by Blanca de la Torre with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York

Please contact Project Managers: Molly O'Rourke and Jeff Hnilicka or visit the Chili Moon Town website for more info...

Jane South in 'Slash: Paper Under The Knife'

Jane South unveils a major new installation as part of the 'Slash: Paper Under The Knife' exhibition, now on view at New York's Museum of Arts and Design.

The exhibition explores the international phenomenon of cut paper in contemporary art, showcasing the work of artists (including Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Tom Friedman, Judy Pfaff, and Kara Walker) who reach beyond the traditional role of paper as a neutral surface to consider its potential as a medium for provocative, expressive, and visually striking sculpture, installation, and video animation.

The exhibition opened to the public on October 9th, and Jane, as part of a special opening week preview along with a number of other artists, has been working in situ on her installation in the museum's 4th and 5th floor galleries.

You can catch Jane putting the finishing touches to her piece through the end of the day today, October 13th, and the exhibition continues through April 4th, 2010.

Read more and watch a video preview of the show at MAD's site here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chili Moon Town Tour 'Rally For Dreams'

Chili Moon Town (Anna Galtarossa and Daniel González) are tonight hosting the press launch for their upcoming 'Rally For Dreams'. The reception and press preview, 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, will lay out all the details on the rally taking place at New York City Hall on October 16th.

Anna and Daniel are calling on all lovers of art and lovers of New York City to gather at City Hall on the 16th and let their voices be heard in support of the artist's quest to bring their wonderous Chili Moon Town floating city to the lake in Central Park. Chili Moon Town debuted to spectacular effect at Chapultepec Park in Mexico City in 2007 and now it's New Yorker's turn!

Please check here for further information on the project and, RSVP the Italian Cultural Institute at 212-879--4242 ext 371 if you want to come along tonight to find out how you can get involved!