The Index Festival, taking place in August 2011 in New York City, brings together individuals and groups who cognitively engage media culture. “Read The Rules Before You Use The Pool” is co-curated by Cornelia Lund, and Kristin Trethewey. This exhibition looks at rules and the process of artistic creation. This six person group exhibition showcases artists from New York, Berlin and Holland and is sponsored in part by the Dutch Consulate. The exhibition of multidisciplinary projects by Ryan Brennan, Elias Melad, Luna Maurer, Antonio Serna, Robert Heel and Graw Boeckler questions, our perception and the necessary process of the construction and deconstruction of rules.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: 3:30- 7:30 pm Daily. August 18th-28th, 2011
Address: Abrazo Interno Gallery, 2nd Floor
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center,
107 Suffolk Street, between Delancey and Rivington Streets NYC
Directions: F, J, M or Z trains to Delancey/Essex
Make sure to stay updated with the festival’s blog. “The Index Festival will transpire in August 2011 in New York City. Our aim is to bring together individuals and groups who cognitively engage media culture. We welcome the interdisciplinary, shared and accessible culture we are coming to live in as a result of digital technology. Our mission is to focus on projects that blur the vocabulary of science and art, dissect the media that describes our culture today, and to disseminate out from the [cultural] institution, and further into the multi textural international landscape.The Index Festival website and blog will offer all the scheduling for this event as it becomes available. However, the project is expanding and the blog will also offer curatorial statements and micro-reviews of individuals we are working with and who we believe are actively engaging the current digital climate” (Index Festival).
From Curbs & Stoops, “….The goal: to bring together people working with media and culture, and to take a moment to meditate on technology and its role in art.” We certainly support that!