Untitled (As of Yet)
curated by Sally Szwed & Christina Vassallo
September 6 - 29, 2013
Flux Factory / Long Island City, Queens
Consider the massive power outage throughout the northeastern United States in 2003, which prompted thousands of New Yorkers to walk home from work. At any given moment, individuals who may have passed each other every day without real interaction were sharing a new experience of the city together. With the usual metropolitan bustle subdued, conversations sparked, and missed connections had more than a moment to catch. Years later and across the Atlantic, a volcano erupted after 120 years of inactivity, leaving hundreds of flights canceled and even more travelers stranded. How many babies were born as accidental citizens of countries that were not supposed to be theirs?
Untitled (As of Yet) takes its point of departure from events that first appear to be disruptive, even catastrophic, but eventually open the door to new thoughts, practices, and opportunities. Many of the artists in this exhibition examine the responses to unfamiliar circumstances and the breakdown of routine, while others deliberately incorporate these disruptions as mediating parameters or catalysts for inspiration.
Participating artists: Louise Barry, Chloë Bass, Cristian Chironi, Dillon de Give, Ryan Estep, Michelle Levante, Ander Mikalson and Alex Hayden, Jan Mun, Douglas Paulson & Christopher Robbins, Christopher Ulivo, and Angela Washko, with a limited edition exhibition reader by Heather Kapplow. Special thanks to Athena Denos for production assistance and Jesse Gammage for graphic design.