25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General



Sep 17, 2007–Sep 21, 2007
Public Program
Everything Else Has Failed! Don't You Think It's Time for Love?
Aug 16, 2007–Sep 9, 2007
25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General

25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General

Alejandro Cesarco, Kianga Ford, Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani, Sharon Hayes, Timothy Hutchings, Surasi Kusolwong, Bik Van der Pol, Ana Prvacki, Jirí Skála, Lee Walton
Curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Anthony Marcellini, Anne Barlow

25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General is an exhibition at The UBS Art Gallery on the occasion of Art in General’s 25th Anniversary. This exhibition intends to be introspective of the organization’s past and suggestive about its future. So far from being a retrospective exhibition highlighting celebrated artists that the organization supported at an emerging stage, 25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General presents a handful of situations that bring together art and the public in creative ways through an exhibition of art installations involving happenings as well as time- and event-based artworks. This exhibition highlights two main characteristics that makes Art in General’s program distinctly active and unique: working with artists in the creation of experimental work, and secondly, and not too far apart, presenting artistic practices and artworks that creatively engage the public to experience contemporary art and social issues.

25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General includes works by a number of artists who have recently participated in Art in General’s program, such as Alejandro Cesarco, Sharon Hayes, Jiri Skala, and Lee Walton, as well as artists whose participation marks their first collaboration with the organization, as in the case of Bik Van Der Pol, Kianga Ford, Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, Tim Hutchings, Surasi Kusolwong, and Ana Pvraki. Each of these artists’ work is set on one of the 10 gallery bays of UBS. During the course of the exhibition, some of these projects include daily performances, other times periodically scheduled events. This way, the exhibition presents situations that the public may experience as the artworks unfold daily or in which the public can directly partake in their making through an exchange provided by the artist on-site.

This exhibition is organized in conjunction with Art in General’s 25th Anniversary. A special series of programs and a gala benefit also take place from August to December 2007.

Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani
Index of the Disappeared, 2004 – 2007
September 18, 4 – 6pm
October 23, 4 – 6pm
November 7, 4 – 6pm

Sharon Hayes
Everything Else Has Failed! Don’t You Think It’s Time for Love, 2007
September 17 – 21 at 12:30pm
Performances taking place near UBS on Avenue of the Americas

Timothy Hutchings
All the President’s Zombies, 2007
Fridays, 4 – 6pm
Reservations Required: [email protected]

Ana Prvacki
At the Tips of your Fingertips (towards a clean money culture), 2007
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-2pm

Jiří Skála
Exchange of Handwriting, 2006-2007
Mondays, 10am – 12pm
Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
Fridays, 4 – 6pm

Lee Walton
Life/Theatre: Jerry Goralnick, 2007
Monday-Friday, 12-1pm
Performances taking place near UBS on 51st Street

25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General is made possible by UBS. Additional support has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Mondrian Foundation, Amsterdam; the Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York; the National Arts Council of Singapore; and the Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. Additional support of the research and planning of Art in General’s 25th Anniversary has been provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Keith Recker and George Mills.