Magic For Beginners at P.P.O.W. Gallery NYCJuxtapoz // Thursday, 21 Jul 2011
Olaf Breuning, whom we featured in our May 2011 issue, will be in a group exhibition, Magic For Beginners, at P.P.O.W. Gallery NYC along with Bas Jan Ader, Olaf Breuning, Jennifer Cohen, Scott Hug, Kevin Lips, Niall McClelland, Jesse McLean, Kristie Muller, Brent Stewart and others. The show is curated by Jamie Sterns and Joseph Whitt.
As the gallery notes, "In the face of such infinitely malleable destinies, the ten artists selected for this exhibition remain undaunted. In bold, minimal and idiosyncratic terms, they propose new, decidedly un-grandiose, vernaculars through various mediums such as video, photography, and sculpture. Their works concern themselves with an intensely personal present tense, with lives lived and documented in real time. These works are inward, solipsistic, and in some instances, similar to an occult experience or an exercise in ritualized revelation. The art object is often left over from actions performed in service of an impossible quest, or crafted in playful celebration of it. These artists seem to exist in cultural peripheries, lobbing ruminations out of left fields, revealing epistemological truths—truths that have little or nothing to do with changing the world."
Magic For Beginners
July 28 – August 26, 2011
New York, New York