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Program

Jan 13, 2011 6:30 PM - Feb 24, 2011 6:00 PM

NY / Prague 6

"NY/Prague 6" is a group show for Futura Gallery and the Czech Center New York. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Opening: Thursday, January 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Open through February 24.

"NY/Prague 6" is a group show  for Futura Gallery and  the Czech Center New York. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud , this exhibition presents a fresh look at the work of artists from both NYC and Prague.  Six NYC artists were invited over the Summer to spend three weeks in residence at Chateau Trebesice to produce site-specific work in response to the history and architecture of the site .  They created new works, affording us the opportunity to explore the process from conceptualization to realization with them. Futura Gallery in Prague was opened with an exhibition of their work in September 2010.

This residency/exhibition  facilitates a dialogue between the NYC artists, the local  community, and the contemporary art scene.

NYC:
Robert Melee
David Scanavin
Katie Holten
Xaviera Simmons
Brendan Fernandes
Franklin Evans

PRAHA:
David Böhm
Jiří Franta
Ivars Gravlejs
Alena Kotzmannová
Eva Koťátková
Alice Nikitinová
Eugenio Percossi

Curator:
Omar Lopez-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT and the Royal Academy of Art in London.  As an independent curator, his exhibitions include: “Never Never Land,” at the University Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL; “Hash Brown Potatoes,” at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY; and a curatorial project in connection with “Crossing the Line,” at the Queens Museum of Art in Queens, NY.  He is one of the founders of The Brewster Project, a program of site specific installations in the town of Brewster, NY (2001-2002).  He has also curated exhibitions at Cuchifritos and Artists’ Space, both in NYC, and has written essays for several publications including the catalogues for Dynasty (2006) and Rewind/ReCast/Review (2005).  Lopez-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists' Space; Art in General; P.S.1; The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  He was a guest critic at Art Omi in 2007.

 

 

 

 

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Date

From: Jan 13, 2011 6:30 PM
To: Feb 24, 2011 6:00 PM

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Czech Center


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