Friday, October 28, 2016

Alternative Art School Fair @ Pioneer Works, November 19-20, 2017

Alternative Art School Fair

November 19–20, 2016

Pioneer Works 
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Participating organizations include:
AAPG–Alternative Art Program Guatemala (Guatemala City, Guatemala), 

AltMFA (London, UK), 
Anhoek School (New York, USA), 
Archeworks (Chicago, USA), 
Arthur Fournier Fine and Rare (New York, USA), 
Arts Letters & Numbers (New York, USA), 
ASCII Project (Mohansein Giza, Egypt), 
Beta-Local (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 
Black Mountain School (Black Mountain, NC, USA), 
Booklyn (New York, USA), 
Brooklyn Art Library (New York, USA), 
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (New York, USA), 
Center for Art Analysis (Bucharest, Romania), 
COLLABOR (São Paolo, Brasil), 
Common Field (Online),
Enroll Yourself (London, UK), 
Inventory Press (New York, USA), 
 Islington Mill Art Academy (Salford, UK), 
Grizedale Arts (Coniston, Lake District, UK), 
OSSAI–Open Source and Space Administration Institute for Alternative Research (New York, USA), 
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency (Saugatuck, MI, USA), 
NERTM–New Earth Resiliency Training Module (New York, USA), 
Provisions Library (Washington DC, USA), 
School of Apocalypse (New York, USA), 
School of the Future (New York, USA), 
School for Poetic Computation (New York, USA), 
Shift/Work (Edinburgh, Scotland), 
SoCE–School of Critical Engagement (Los Angeles, USA / Oslo, Norway / Accra, Ghana / International), 
SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico), 
 Sommerskolen (Stavanger, Norway), 
Spring Sessions (Amman, Jordan), 
Sunview Luncheonette (New York, USA), 
The Art & Law Program (New York, USA), 
The Black School (New York, USA), 
The Public School (Los Angeles, USA / Brussels, Belgium / International), 
The School of Making Thinking (New York, USA), 
The Southland Institute (Los Angeles, USA), 
The Zz School of Print Media (Kansas City, USA), 
Thinker Space (Philadelphia, USA), 
TOMA–The Other MA (Westcliff-on-Sea, UK), 
Transart Institute (New York, USA), 
Uncertainty School (Seoul, South Korea / New York, USA), 
UNIDEE–University of Ideas (Biella, Italy), 
Utopia School (New York, USA / Denmark / & possibly other locations / International), 
Zone Books (New York, USA)

Monday, October 10, 2016





 OCTOBER 15, 2016 - NOVEMBER 23, 2016



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tony Feher: 1956-2016

From ArtForum:

     The sculptor Tony Feher died today [June 24, 2016]. His subtle, straightforward work, made with the most throwaway of things—plastic water bottles, berry cartons, jelly jars, or blue painter’s tape—upended Minimalist sobriety and Conceptualist cool with an intelligence that wholly embraced humor and charm.

     Feher was born in Albuquerque. He grew up in a military family and had an itinerant childhood, with stints in Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Florida. He received his BA in 1978 from the University of Texas in Austin. Around that time, he was told he lacked creativity, and that if he could even make it as a shoe salesman, he’d be lucky. So with that, he moved to New York.

     He had his first solo show at Wooster Gardens in New York in 1993. Since then, he has had over forty solo exhibitions at numerous venues and institutions, such as Diverseworks in Houston; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Pace Gallery, and D’Amelio Terras in New York; ACME in Los Angeles; Anthony Meier Fine Arts in San Francisco; and The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. A midcareer survey of Feher’s art, curated by Claudia Schmuckli, opened at the Des Moines Art Center in 2012 and traveled to Houston's Blaffer Art Museum later that year; then to the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts in 2013; and finally the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Akron Art Museum from 2013–14.

     “For years, I’ve felt Feher’s assemblages of found objects—domestic, utilitarian, cute—to be the most viscerally satisfying sculptures in this or any town,” said poet, painter, and critic Wayne Koestenbaum of the artist in his “Best of 2014” list from that year’s December issue of Artforum. “He collects and arranges his colorful foundlings with custodial precision—a kinky rigor that restores the dignity of those who overly cathect to household flotsam. Feher’s patterns reassure; he seems a model-maker, constructing maquettes of villages and bundled communities that imagine utopia by seceding from usefulness into gridded whimsy.”

Jay Henderson & Tony Feher at the opening of HKJB's Pieced Together, March 4th, 2011, at Kris Chatterson's studio.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Walk Artisanal, LA, Closing Reception Tonight, 8PM

Walk Artisanal

3716 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Friday, January 29th: Closing Reception 8pm-late
Friday, January 29th: Performance by Sonja Gerdes 9pm
Call/Text: (323) 515-2780

Organized By Peter Harkawik & Miles Huston

Robert Acklen
Elvire Bonduelle
Sara Clendening
Cynthia Daignault &
Curran Hatleberg
Gracie DeVito
Julia Dzwonkoski &
Kye Potter
Brendan Fowler
Joey Frank
Rainer Ganahl
Sonja Gerdes
Brett Goldstone
Mia Goyette
Miles Gracey
Hannah Greely
Ann Greene Kelly
Dmitri Hertz
Miles Huston
Otis Huston
Joachim Ixcalli
Dwyer Kilcollin
Andrés Laracuente
Kim Laughton
Justin Lieberman
Nevine Mahmoud
Josh Mannis
Rose Marcus
Davida Nemeroff
Matt Paweski
Hirsch Perlman
Noam Rappaport
Jenna Rosenberg
Amanda Ross-Ho
Miljohn Ruperto
John Seal
Anna Sew Hoy
Lui Shtini
Amanda Siegel
Hayley Silverman
Nolan Simon
Mateo Tannatt
David Andrew Tasman
Sean Townley
Christine Wang

Part of ARTBandini Los Angeles

Monday, January 25, 2016

SMU MFA /// Free /// Applications due Feb 1

Due: February 1, 2016
SMU offers up to six full fellowships each year supplemented by teaching assistantships. Funds are also available for supplies and travel.
The M.F.A. program is interdisciplinary so that students are free to explore a wide range of materials, processes and histories. Each year, the most competitive, ambitious and thoughtful artists are admitted—regardless of medium.
Visitors have included:
Bill Arning, Magali Arriola, Dore Ashton, Julie Ault, Yael Bartana, Walead Beshty, Gregg Bordowitz, Tania Bruguera, Dan Byers, David Diao, Nicole Eisenman, Theaster Gates, K8 Hardy, Alfredo Jaar, Guillermo Kuitca, Deana Lawson, Jill Magid, Dave McKenzie, Ute Meta Bauer, Paul Pfeiffer, R.H. Quaytman, Walid Raad, Franklin Sirmans, Michael Smith, and Eve Sussman.
Selected Dallas-Fort Worth Area Museums:
Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum and private collections such as the Warehouse and the Power Station.
Each year a series of programs are offered off campus, including the MFA Site Seminar, a week-long retreat held alternately in an international location and on the SMU campus in Taos, N.M. These intensive sessions are run by faculty along with visiting artists or scholars. In 2014, students visited SOMA in Mexico City, meeting with Yoshua Okón, Minerva Cuevas and others. In 2016 we plan to bring MFA students to Brazil. 
Finally, at the end of the two-year MFA program, exceptional graduates are selected for a series of post-graduate fellowships, including an exchange program with E.N.A.S. in Dijon, France, which includes a studio, stipend and exhibition to further their work and research, and scholarship agreements with SOMA and Skowhegan.
For more information contact
Director of Graduate Admissions Joe Hoselton: / T 214 768 3765

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 A-Z West Tour Dates, Joshua Tree, CA

A-Z West is a project located on fifty acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since 2000 the grounds have been ever evolving as Andrea Zittel’s test site for experimental designs in living, where all aspects of day-to-day living—home furniture, clothing, and food—become sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.

Tours are about two hours long and include Zittel's personal residence, studio, Wagon Station Encampment, the A-Z West guest cabin, Regenerating Field, and the shipping container compound.

2016 Tour Dates  
Saturday, March 5, 10 AM – noon  
Saturday, April 9, 10 AM – noon  
Saturday, May 7, 10 AM – noon  
Saturday June 4, 5 PM – 7 PM  
Saturday, October 1, 10 AM – noon 
Saturday, November, 12, 10 AM noon

Reservations are made on a first-come-first-serve basis, upon payment.  Please note that because we rely on advance scheduling, once your reservation is confirmed your payment is non-refundable. Click here to reserve a spot on the next tour or contact us at for wait list status.

Tour fees consist of a $45 donation for adults and $35 for students. All proceeds benefit High Desert Test Sites programming.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Poetic Dynamics: Sculpture by Jay Henderson@ATP Gallery NYC

Poetic Dynamics: Sculpture by Jay Henderson
ATP Gallery
269 Bleecker St

Curated by Adam Tyson and Lili Chin

Opening: Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:00-9:00 PM

By Appointment and Saturdays: October 30 - December 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

"Stranded" by Oliver Ressler

When thinking about dead bodies on the beach, these days most people think of refugees whose boats sank during the dangerous sea crossing to the European Union. The number of refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 is the highest ever, reaching 2,500. The killing of these men and women can effectively be seen as a direct – and deliberate – act of EU policy, making the border between Northern Africa and Europe the deadliest in the world.

The photographic series “Stranded” shows men lying motionless on an empty beach. But unlike refugees these men wear business suits, the standardized clothing of politicians and managers. Their bodies are partly in the water, partly on the beach; they appear to be stranded.

These images could be seen as depicting those responsible for the policy of drowning refugees. The current European Union measures go beyond “refugee deterrence”. Today the EU makes use of the catastrophe it caused itself (through support for dictatorships, political intervention in uprisings, continuous wars on terror and economic strangulation of Africa and the Near East) to prepare renewed military intervention behind the back of the population.

Meanwhile, corporate executives have for decades used their global economic reach to enrich their shareholders at the expense of environmental, social and labor standards, causing entire regions to sink into poverty.

The photographic images in the “Stranded” series point to something that might happen in the future as the collapse of the capitalist system as we know it continues. The economic breakdown is already underway: as it spreads and deepens disasters, wars, and uprisings of all kinds will follow. “Stranded” imagines what might happen if the managers of today's economy – those for whom there is no alternative to corporate profit and human loss – were themselves sacked and thrown overboard by the people.

"Stranded" (2015), a series of photographs by Oliver Ressler, will be on display at Artwall Gallery in the framework of Fotograf Festival Prague from 1 October to 30 November 2015.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

High Desert Test Sites - 2015 Postcard Project

High Desert Test Sites is now accepting postcard images for the 2015-2016 Postcard Project. 

Each year a carefully curated selection of limited edition postcards is produced to benefit High Desert Test Sites. They are available on our website, at the HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet, and at some of our favorite shops in Joshua Tree and beyond.  Sales of the postcards help support future HDTS programming.  

Selected artists will be fully credited for their contributions, and will receive a complimentary set of this year's postcard selections. 

Please send all submissions as email attachments in JPEG format (4 x 6”, 350 dpi, CMYK), along with artist name and image title (if applicable) to by October 1, 2015.  Include your first and last name in each filename, using the following filenaming convention: lastname_firstname_1.jpg.  (Example: zittel_andrea_1.jpg.) No more than 3 postcard submissions per person please.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Donate a Plant

Dear Friends and Plant Lovers,

This October I will be creating a socially engaged greenhouse sculpture titled “Creative Evolution (life together)” at The Clemente on the Lower East Side, for the exhibition Closed Garden at the Abrazo Interno Gallery. 

I am looking for participants to donate cuttings from their plants. These diverse cuttings will be propagated into a gallery environment, tended by volunteers, and eventually transformed into a permanent garden, providing The Clemente with a new green sanctuary. 

I'm seeking a diversity of cuttings, preferably indoor houseplants, although suitable outdoor plants are welcome too. Mature plants and even plants that need a foster home are accepted as donations, provided that the individual has had the plant for a while. No newly purchased plants, please. 

Your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Cutting donors will be acknowledged in the exhibition and a leaflet will be distributed with the names of donors and species of plants. The exhibition will take place in early October, with the permanent garden taking root in spring of 2016 with public access. 


Cuttings will be accepted from August 13 -September 13, 2015

To donate a cutting (or a plant if you prefer), please come to The Clemente and fill out the information sheet provided at the front desk and drop off your cutting. 

The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street 
(between Delancey and Rivington) 
New York, NY 10003 

Monday through Saturday, 3.30pm - 10.30pm 

*Information to be provided includes, your name, address, email, name of plant, date


Cuttings should be around 3 - 6 inches. Place the cutting together with a wet paper towel in a well-zipped ziplock bag. Please label your bag with your name, email and any special instructions you may have. You are welcome, in fact encouraged, to provide more than one sample (as it may not “strike” and it will be good to have a few). If you are providing a few species, please label the bag accordingly. 

For details on appropriate plants or how to take or transplant a cutting, please email me for guidelines. If you have additional questions about the exhibit, please email me at

Please feel free to forward this onto friends who may have an interest in donating. 

With gratitude,  
Lili Chin