ExhibitionJune 4–June 7, 2010
Out Of The Blue
Out of the blue is a four-day exhibition presenting the work of both New York based and international artists curated by Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha Llorens. The invited artists will produce new work in response to the short duration of the exhibition. The works in Out of the blue do not have the character of closed or final statements – they are temporary manifestations of ongoing projects and singular fragments in larger frameworks. Participating artists include Emcee C.M., Master of None, Gergely László, Yoshihito Mizuuchi and Mie Olise.
Out of the blue investigates different types of systems that are characterized by generative accumulation; systems of collecting, archiving, annotating, filling in the gaps and reusing resources. A system in the included works can be understood as that which links memories, documents, objects and data in mechanical unison, and human beings together in common projects. The expression, ‘Out of the blue’, references a moment of sudden interruption, when something unexpected throws the logic of a system into a state of flux. Over the course of the exhibition, the works presented will be altered or added to. As evolving manifestations, they reveal the process of each system and point to what each interruption engenders.
Out of the blue is curated by Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha Llorens and was chosen from an open call made by ISCP to students of the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS) at Bard College and the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts.
This exhibition is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.