Jan 21, 2016 7:00 PM
THURSDAY FORUM: THE NAME OF THE PROJECT IS PROJECT ITSELF
The Austrian Cultural Forum will be hosting Czech Center NY for the launch of their “The Name of the Project is Project Itself” initiative. Each cultural center has their own robust program throughout the year and the drive is to be able to reach a wider audience by profiling their respective contemporary artists in each other’s venues in New York. The ACFNY will host this lecture demonstration and Czech Center NY will host a music concert on February 26 at the Bohemian National Hall’s ballroom.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016 Jonáš Strouhal and Jakub Jansa will introduce us to this innovative project that incorporates installation and procedural performances created in response to the context of the environment.
This is a yearlong initiative where artists from the Czech Republic work with curators from New York to present their unique projects that blend artistic and scientific approaches in the creation of their internationally acclaimed work at Czech Center NY.
The works of the invited artists are not limited to the gallery space, but instead the artists will be free to explore New York City and create their interventions directly at any given location. These events will take place at architecturally interesting open spaces, in gardens, courtyards, street corners, abandon buildings, garages, industrial spaces, train stations. The selected places are areas that visitors usually do not have access to, and their precise location will remain hidden from them.
The only transmitted image of the installation will be placed in the gallery in the form of a video. Czech Center New York will transform its gallery into the entrance portal.
The two artists will introduce the 12 artist/curator partnerships and discuss the work that will be happening throughout the year. They will use live demonstration and video to outline the elements of this fascinating endeavor.
Austrian Cultural Forum. 11 East 52nd Street, NYC
Jan 21, 2016 7:00 PM