15–26 Sep 2010


Opening Reception, Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 7-9pm, Participant Inc, 235 East Houston Street (ground floor between Norfolk and Suffolk).

Kathryn Garcia, Untitled, 2010 (detail)

Kunstverein NY selects three artists and collectives: artist Kathryn Garcia,  an intervention by CAMEL collective, and a film program by curator Sarvia Jasso.

Kathryn Garcia, "Untitled," 2010

Kathryn Garcia (b. 1978 in Los Angeles) lives and works in New York.  She explores sexuality, gender, perversion and identity in her work, while her recent drawings challenge psychoanalysis in relationship to art history. She has exhibited her work in international galleries and institutions that include Second Floor, The Project, Gavin Brown Gallery, and Rivington Arms, and Brooklyn is Burning, all in New York; chime & co., Otero Plassart, and Jail Gallery, all in Los Angeles; Candela Gallery in Puerto Rico; and Peres Projects in Berlin.

Camel Collective, Participant Surrender, 2010

Camel Collective is a name under which diverse artists have worked since 2005.  Camel Collective represents shifting methodologies, identities, and specific interests through which a collective practice has developed. We juxtapose the methodologies of archival research, fictionalization, and dramatization, pitting instrumental reason against affect in an effort to incite an experience that, while stemming from research (institutions), is undisciplined by established discourse.  While the interests of Camel Collective are varied – we have been preoccupied by the political economy of education, and the difficulties encountered by artist collectives – our current interests are fixed on histories of obsolete image reproduction technologies.”

Manon, La dame au crâne rasé (1978)

A video program curated by Sarvia Jasso with Skip Arnold, Kathryn Garcia, Danielle Levitt, Manon, Tameka Norris, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge examines gender, identity, and self representation, through media and the manipulation of the body. Full listing here…

Thanks to Lia Ganginato, Participant Inc. and Silvershed.


About the Collective Show

Collective Show is an open-source project organized by Silvershed, an artist-run project space in New York and Los Angeles, which co-founded and hosted ABCyz in October 2009. Collective Show advances creative relationships and conjures new ideas by fostering locally run “collective shows” in art metropoles globally. Upcoming Collective Shows will take place in Los Angeles, Berlin and London. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition and a PDF will be available at www.collectiveshow.org

Participating groups include: 179 canal, 25CPW, Artist Accomplices, AVA, BHQFU, Boffo, Camel Collective, The Chrysler Series, Daily Operation, Eyelevel BQE, FARIMANI, Forever & Today, Forte, HKJB, The Holster, the jogging, Kunstverein NY, The Metric System, Parlour, Primetime, The Public School, Silvershed, Submerged Art, Vector Productions, Why and Wherefore, YES, and Collective Show 2011 hosts: ACP (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles) and Temporary Contemporary (London).

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