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By myself and with my friends… July 2 – August 27 @ ASU Art Museum

By myself and with my friends…
July 2 – August  27, 2011

Krista Birnbaum (Houston)
Donna Conlon (Panama City)
Rivane Neuenschwander and Sergio Neuenschwander (Belo Horizonte / Frankfurt)
Connie Samaras (Los Angeles)
Corinna Schnitt (Hamburg)

We spend time by ourselves; we spend time with others. We are aware that these two circumstances differ greatly.

Time alone can be a period of comfort and reflection — or of nervousness and despair. It can be a time of rejuvenating our bodies, peaceful silences, an opportunity to become one with ourselves or perhaps engage in an act of individual creativity. But alone time can also be filled with boredom, fidgetiness and a restless mind that wanders in uncomfortable directions.

On the other hand, when we are with others, we can be influenced by peers to participate in activities we would never consider as individuals. Ordinary people can gain empowerment by acting collectively, with both positive and negative results. Looking no further than recent headlines, we can see examples of different kinds of group behavior – from post-sports-championship rioting to the anti-government protests occurring throughout the Middle East and Europe.

In By myself and with my friends . . . six artists explore the complexities of human nature by looking at some of the things we have in common with other living creatures, from our herd mentality to our moments of solace. The exhibition provides an opportunity for reflection, a time to examine and reconsider our own behaviors, to slow down and breathe. It is a chance to realize that even when we are alone, we are all in this together.

Featured videos include work by Krista Birnbaum, Donna Conlon, Rivane Neuenschwander and Sergio Neuenschwander, Corinna Schnitt and Connie Samaras.

Curated by John D. Spiak, ASU Art Museum, this project is generously made possible by the Everlyn Smith Family Exhibition Fund and Friends of the Arizona State University Art Museum.

COMPLETE EXHIBITION CHECKLIST:


Krista Birnbaum
Constance, 2006
running time: 3:00min
DVD
Courtesy of the artist.


Donna Conlon
Coexistence, 2003
running time: 5:26min
DVD
Courtesy of the artist.


Rivane Neuenschwander and Sergio Neuenschwander
Sunday, 2010
running time: 5:17min
DVD
Courtesy of the artists and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.


Connie Samaras
Untitled (Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica), 2005
running time: 4:30min
DVD
Courtesy of the artist.


Corinna Schnitt
Once upon a time, 2005
running time: 25:07min
DVD
Courtesy of the artist.

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June 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm 1 comment

Aqua Art Miami!

I recently returned from Miami and the amazing art fair week! Through the extreme generosity of Aqua Art Miami, the ASU Art Museum presented I’m Keeping an Eye on You, a curated Video Project Space at Aqua Wynwood, as part of the ASU Art Museum Moving Targets Initiative.

Thanks to Aqua’s Jaq Chartier, Dirk Park, Joshua Weinberg and Bhavin Patel for their incredible energy and support. Thanks as well to the Scenic Group’s Craig Hensala, Simon Watson and Molly Myer for all their promotional efforts and networking support.

A thank you must also go to Jenea Sanchez for assistance in creating program material for the presentation in Miami. Thank you as well to the ASU Art Museum Advisory Board, specifically Eddie and Ellyce Shea, for hosting a preview event of the project at their home in Phoenix.

I must thank Heather Lineberry, Interm Director at the ASU Art Museum for her support in the Museum’s participation.

Lastly, this project would not be possible with out the over 425 artists who submitted work for review and made recommendations of artists for consideration, most specifically the ten artists selected for the final project; Mounira Al Solh, Rachel Garfield, Charlotte Ginsborg, Pia Greschner, Myung-Soo Kim, Yaron Lapid, Jeff Luckey, Johnna MacArthur, Michael Mohan and Corinna Schnitt. The process has been extremely rewarding and through it I have discovered numerous artists that I look forward to working with and presenting their work in future exhibitions.

I’m Keeping an Eye on You travels to the ASU Art Museum, premiering as a full scale exhibition in fall of 2009, so make your plans now to pay us a visit.

Here are some images that will give you a feel of the overall presentation at Aqua Wynwood.

Hope you enjoy!

John Spiak
Curator
ASU Art Museum

Aqua Art Miami - I'm Keeping an Eye on You banner

Aqua Art Miami - I'm Keeping an Eye on You banner

Aqua Art Miami - I'm Keeping an Eye on You banner close-up

Aqua Art Miami - I'm Keeping an Eye on You banner close-up

Text Panel and Notebooks with complete program information inside the exhibition space.

Text Panel and Notebooks with complete program information inside the exhibition space.

Rachel Garfield You're Joking! as it appeared in warm-up runs of the program

Rachel Garfield You're Joking! as it appeared in warm-up runs of the program

Individuals enjoying I'm Keeping an Eye on You, with Michael Mohan's The Interrogation at Aqua Wynwood.

Individuals enjoying I'm Keeping an Eye on You, with Michael Mohan's The Interrogation at Aqua Wynwood.

Individuals enjoying I'm Keeping an Eye on You, with Michael Mohan's The Interrogation at Aqua Wynwood.

Individuals enjoying I'm Keeping an Eye on You, with Michael Mohan's The Interrogation at Aqua Wynwood.

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