June 20, 2013

Exhibition in New York

Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present their 24th International Juried Exhibition. Curated by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum, New York, the exhibition opens July 2nd and continues through July 20th, 2013. In celebration, a special reception will be held on Thursday, July 18th 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Artists: Lizz Aston, Ed Herman, Samaray Akarvardar, Jane Alexander-Perry, Ransom Ashley, Bob Augstell, Kathleen Benton, S Brian Berkun, Elizabeth Castonguay, Alexander Churchill, Malika Cosme, Henry Coupe, Barry Goldberg, John Hansen, Edith Hillinger, Aram Han, Timothy Macy, Dana McElroy, Pilar Olaverri, Zoran Poposki, Leonard Rosenfeld, Kimberly Rowe, Seena Sussman, Tore Terrasi, Rebecca Treadwell, Susan Smith Trees, Catherine Vanaria, Andrew Williams.

In her curatorial statement, Sussman states: “New York City, considers itself, rightly or wrongly, the center of the art world. In the week when the jurying of this exhibition took place, another art fair, Frieze, was in town, the contemporary auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s were bringing in tons of money and mega galleries in Chelsea were featuring gigantic shows of globally branded artists. Jurying an exhibition like Viridian’s at that time was an essential activity, a relief from the horrifying realization that, at least in New York, little separates the art world from global financial markets and the entertainment industry.”

Elisabeth Sussman was recently awarded the sixteenth CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence in recognition for her dynamic curatorial vision and her dedication to the field. She is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, along with co-curator Jay Sanders, she curated the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

Viridian's International Juried Exhibitions are a series of exhibitions that serve to encompass a diverse selection of outstanding art from around the world that might not otherwise be seen in New York City. This marks the 24th year that the gallery has offered artists the opportunity to have a major museum curator see a selection of their work.

June 15, 2013

Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art

After the screening at the Hong Kong Science Park this spring as part of Hong Kong ArtWalk Extra this spring, the international video project Translation(s) curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki will be presented in the official programme of the 11th edition of ART STAYS International Festival of Contemporary Art in Ptuj, Slovenia, from July 24 to September 1, 2013.

ART STAYS is one of the most active contemporary art institutions in Slovenia today. Since 2003, ART STAYS and its International Festival of Contemporary Art has played a leading role in bringing an international vibrancy to the city’s art scene, showing for the first time in Slovenia the works of artists such as Fernando Prats, Ivan Navarro, Yoko Ono, Leo Ferdinand Demetz, Regina Jose Galindo, Ilona Nemeth, Elisa Rossi, Kensuke Koike, Angelo Volpe, Igor Molin, Raphael Di Luzio, Florian Langemaack, Tim Roeloffs, Marek Schovanek, Sissa Micheli, Peter Wehinger and many others.

"2012 was a landmark year for the Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art. We celebrated our 10th anniversary and played an important role in the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, which brought much attention to the exceptional cultural offer of Ptuj. This year we are back with a programme full of new events: from local to international, from large-scale to intimate. The 2013 festival includes projects that outline the current situation in the world of contemporary, especially visual art. We named it EXPOSE on purpose, as we do not wish to give it a common thread other than to show the diversity of contemporary art of the world. The festival’s audience is varied and Ptuj is not a large city, so creating narrowly focused projects would not bring the desired results. Over 25,000 people visited the festival last year and we hope that the number will be even higher this year", says Jernej Forbici, the festival's Art Director.
Featuring works by Arnold J. Kemp, Tricia Sellmer, Lucy Harrison, Daniel Arnaldo-Roman, Zoran Poposki, Laurence Wood, Luis Lara Malvacias, Tessie Word and Damon Ayers, Victoria Hindley, and Eva Petric, Translation(s) consider the centerless chronotope of global negotiation and interchange between agents from different cultures as an emerging network of new pathways of translation between multiple formats of expression and communication. Through a variety of approaches to video, the artists featured in this project explore the dynamic interplay between the global and the local on a concrete, material level.

June 05, 2013

Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

Zoran Poposki's work has been selected to appear in Interruption: 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts from 14 September to 24 November 2013. The 30th anniversary edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, one of the oldest biennials in the world, is curated by Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York City.

Zoran Poposki, Hong Kong Atlas 4, 2012-13
Poposki will present a series of archival pigment prints on canvas and screen printed in acrylic paint, as part of the larger project "Hong Kong Atlas" combining psychogeography, photography, printmaking and video to explore cultural translation and transcoding.

The producer of Ljubljana’s International Biennial of Graphic Arts is the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Ljubljana, a museum specializing in the art of printing, artists’ books and ephemera. The main presentation of the Biennial will take place in the MGLC and the Moderna Gallery, but there will be concurrent exhibitions in various spaces around the city, including an historical overview of the Biennial, and a project dedicated to Regina José Galindo, who won the jury award in the last edition. This event will also have a juried prize that is a solo project presented in the next edition.

The thirtieth edition of the Biennial will be an occasion for some serious self-reflection. It will explore the idea of evolution, highlighting some of the transformations and underlying endurance the expanded graphic field has undergone over the last half-century. A renewed contemporary engagement with traditional means and the re-thinking of vintage processes and forms has invigorated the polygraphic terrain around the world. It will offer an insight into the global biennialisation of the art system.

The curator of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Dr. Deborah Cullen is director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York. In 2012, she was chief curator of the triennial El Panal/The Hive: 3ra Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe in Puerto Rico. Before that, she was director of curatorial programmes at El Museo del Barrio in New York, where she edited the extensive 500-page anthology Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World (El Museo del Barrio and Yale University Press, 2012). Among her major exhibitions are Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis (2009), Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer (2010) and the international travelling project entitled Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960–2000 (2008–2011), for which she received the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. She is the author of a monograph on Rafael Ferrer (UCLA, 2012).