Closing Party / Sergei Tcherepnin / Stefan Tcherepnin

Saturday, December 18, 2010
6pm to 9pm
55 33rd St., 4th floor, Brooklyn NY
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Please join us to celebrate the conclusion of Marian Spore, a collection of artists’ installations housed in a 16,000 square foot industrial space in Industry City, Brooklyn. The space opened in September 2009 with a single audio piece. Periodically, new works were added to a steadily growing collection. Now, the collection includes works by ten artists: Andy Graydon, Joyce Kim, Thom Kubli, Anna Lundh, Graham Parker, The Plug, Christopher Robbins, Marina Rosenfeld, Joe Winter, and Marina Zurkow.

To celebrate this occasion, Sergei Tcherepnin and Stefan Tcherepnin will perform a site-specific audio composition through artist Marina Rosenfeld’s public address system, a complex of large, sculptural horns that fill the cavernous 16,000 square foot space with waves of sound.

That’s right, this is your last chance to see Marian Spore. Let us not go gentle into that good night!

Hosted by Marian Spore and Industry City.

Marina Rosenfeld / Christof Kurzmann / Lucky Dragons

November 8, 730PM
Marina Rosenfeld / Christof Kurzmann / Lucky Dragons
$7 suggested donation

On November 8, LMAKseries (LMAKprojects) and Marian Spore will present a unique musical performance in partnership with Issue Project Room.

The event will take place at Marian Spore, a 16,000 square foot industrial space in Industry City, Brooklyn. This cavernous volume will be temporarily inhabited by three internationally-renowned musicians – Marina Rosenfeld, Christof Kurzmann and Lucky Dragons – who share a focus on temporary or site-specific instrumentation and the social function of music.

A new iteration of Rosenfeld’s Public Address series will serve as the sound system for the performance. Previously presented at the Park Avenue Armory and the Liverpool Biennial, this body of work consists of a complex of large horns that project sound into large spaces, exploring the possibilities of PA systems as musical instruments in their own right.

LMAKseries is an extension of L.E.S. gallery LMAKprojects’ aim to integrate time-based and performance art into its vision of the contemporary landscape. The series is curated by Louky Keijsers and Richard Garet in consultation with Berlin-based artist Andy Graydon.

Autumn Party – October 22

Please join us for a party to celebrate the addition of two new works to the Marian Spore collection.

Marina Zurkow’s new video work (pictured) was commissioned for Marian Spore thanks to our generous community of supporters, who helped us achieve our fundraising goal this past summer. Part of Zurkow’s ‘Paradoxical Sleep’ series, the video installation offers an unsettling vision of Marian Spore and its environs submerged in languid floodwaters.

Luxembourg-based artist The Plug will present a new sculptural installation, ‘The Best Little Secrets Are Kept (Hooligan)’, in which cryptic symbols are punched into light-filled metal lockers. This work is made possible by the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg.

There will also be a performance by Joyce Kim with Katharina Stenbeck and Greg Henits. The performance, which is based on Kim’s piece ‘Traces Blue VII‘, will take place at 9PM.

Drinks by donation.

Located in the burgeoning creative community of Industry City, Marian Spore (www.marianspore.com) is an ongoing exhibition that is formatted like an art collection. Periodically, new works are added to a slowly expanding roster. The collection currently includes work by Andy Graydon, Anna Lundh, Graham Parker, Joe Winter, Joyce Kim, Christopher Robbins, and Thom Kubli.

Nearest subway: 36 St. (D or N express, R local)
Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=55+33rd+st+11232&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=55+33rd+St,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11232&z=16

Summer Party – July 30

Join us for a night of art, music and scintillating conversation!

Friday July 30
8pm to 10pm
Reception for fantastic art projects:
Joe Winter
Christopher Robbins
Thom Kubli’s ‘FLOAT! Thinktank 21′

10pm until…
Performance by Snake Eats Electric Blanket | Christy & Emily with My Charizma
DJs to follow

Drinks available by donation.

Thom Kubli – Float

After entering a flotation tank, you will listen to a five-minute audio work by Berlin-based sound artist Thom Kubli, then float in silence for forty minutes, letting your mind drift away.

For this piece, you will need to reserve a one-hour appointment at Marian Spore, and bring your swimsuit. To book a slot for this unique experience, email julia@marianspore.com.

Radiovisual #009: Elisabeth Subrin takes Williamsburg, W.A.G.E. on budget cuts, Trisha Donnelly reviewed

Here it is, folks, episode 9 of Radiovisual. In this week’s episode, we talked to A.L. Steiner about the swingeing cuts in the New York arts budget for 2011. (To find out more, visit NYFA). We review Trisha Donnelly at Casey Kaplan Gallery, and we go on a field trip with Elisabeth Subrin to visit the locations from her film installation Lost Tribes and Promised Lands now on view as part of Greater New York.

Radiovisual #008: Rhizome’s Seven on Seven follow-up, Eddie Berg, Shana Moulton, Nick Hallett, Ryan McNamara

Last week, art & technology pioneer Julie Martin raised questions about Rhizome’s Seven on Seven event. We were able to finagle a ticket to the event (not easy!) and we have to say, it was pretty inspiring. In this episode, we have a follow-up interview with Rhizome’s Lauren Cornell, as well as clips from the event with David Karp and Ryan Trecartin.

Will the arrival of television transform the UK’s political process? That’s the question on everyone’s mind since legendary lothario and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg won the hearts and minds of the British voting public in the UK’s FIRST EVER TELEVISED PRIME MINISTERIAL DEBATE. Seriously. We talk to BFI Southbank’s Artistic Director Eddie Berg about the possible implications for the cultural sector.

Also in this episode, we talk performance art, with reviews of Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett‘s Whispering Pines 10 at the Kitchen and Ryan McNamara’s And Introducing Ryan Mcnamara at Elizabeth Dee.

Radiovisual #007: Art Gets Snookied | Simon de Pury, Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective, Julie Martin of E.A.T.



This week, contemporary art gets Snookied. Claire went to the press launch of Bravo’s forthcoming reality show, Work of Art, the Next Great Artist and caught up with Simon de Pury about the process of casting the show. As Rhizome gears up for its Seven on Seven event, which pairs up artists with technologists, we spoke with participating artist Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective and got a bit of historical perspective from Julie Martin of E.A.T. And, we review Marina Abramovic at MoMA and Tacita Dean’s Craneway Event.

Special thanks this week to ICI for letting us use their office as a temporary recording studio. If you want to use their office too, check out their new Curator’s Network program.

Tyler Coburn on Marian Spore in Art Review

Tyler Coburn reviews the Marian Spore collection in the April issue of Art Review. A choice quote:

‘Life today looks alive, and is alive, only when seen from the perspective of the archive, museum, library,’ Groys writes – a statement that could readily apply to the first five works of the Spore collection.

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Radiovisual #006: A Prairie Dog Companion

This week, we talk to Art Fag City’s Paddy Johnson about Richard Flood’s ‘prairie dog’ comments and whether the Internet spells doom for the professional art critic; we find out how you can exchange artwork for health care (for real); we review Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone and Lyle Ashton Harris at CRG Gallery. We interview Paola Antonelli about MoMA’s acquisition of @ (no that’s not a typo). And we play a clip from the new LP from the band our lovely audio guy Peter Kerlin!

P.S. Thanks to Nick Fortunato for giving us this idea for a prairie dog-themed tune.