Category: 2019

LAST DANCE

Closing event of the exhibition Try to Hold Your Gaze Steady

We are delighted to invite you to our final gathering on Friday evening at the Radiator Gallery.
The artists of the exhibition will activate the space with noise, movement and language in its blended forms.
Come, dance and Try to hold your gaze steady while reality falls apart and comes back together, or maybe not.

Friday: 05/03/19 6-10PM

6-6:30PM
Curatorial walk through with Viola Lukacs

7:30PM
Performance on site: Skin Depth–Yitian Yan
Guitar solo: Chi Wang
Poetry reading: Lan Xu
Live music: Dollies ii
Minimalist electronics sound and light set: Thomas Dexter
Performative reading: Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi

Try to Hold Your Gaze Steady is a group exhibition where the digital image undergoes irregular fluctuations in physical motion. Such an encounter negates the disembodied nature of digital technology and initiates an important rupture within the established fields of visual perception and representation.

The logic of the digital photograph is one of historical continuity and discontinuity. The digital image tears apart the net of semiotic codes, modes of display, and patterns of spectatorship in modern visual culture–and, at the same time, weaves this net even stronger. The digital image annihilates photography while solidifying, glorifying and immortalizing the photographic – claims Lev Manovich in his early writing Photography after Photography.

The exhibition examines this conflict in recent and remastered works by Thomas Dexter, Harm van den Dorpel, Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Lan Xu. The artists in this investigatory show treat the digital image as material, and its qualities and properties as one, extant question that may be concerned with perception, representation and the conservation of the digital image. Each artist has a radically different mode of interaction with the medium.

Artist and performer Thomas Dexter’s work has been featured at the Guggenheim and PS1/MOMA. This time he creates a series of videos with a miniature “POV” action-sports camera attached to the end of a consumer cordless power drill. The gradual acceleration of the camera movement turns landscapes into contemplative mandalas that unveil the often invisible transmission between figuration and abstraction. As viewers struggle and fail to maintain spatial hierarchies, the process reveals the limitations of human perception.

Berlin based artist Harm van den Dorpel is known for his “left gallery” project that uses blockchain to open new possibilities for the production and distribution of digital art. The present video work Three Sleepwalkers applies his typical blend of manipulated and reconfigured visual elements taken from a number of sources to critically explore quotidien life and meme culture.

Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga imagines new subjectivities and post-human bodies in a series of photographic works where the Iphone’s camera becomes an expanded brush. Through gesturally outpacing the camera’s panoramic “image-stitching” algorithm, these works playfully collapse distinctions between subject and milieu, drawing attention to the fluidity of identities.

Artist and DJ Lan Xu translates semiotic codes and grids taken from digital culture into a performative installation. Handcrafted objects, textural neon tubes link with New Age “deep image” poetry boosted with dance. This is the celebration of the possibilities to immerse in a collective experience beyond physical space and time.

Artists: Thomas Dexter, Harm van den Dorpel, Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, Lan Xu

Curator: Viola Lukács

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The Immigrant Artist Biennial: A Soft Launch Fundraising Event

Friday, May 17 2019 6-10pm

Please join us for our inaugural event celebrating the launch of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB), a multi-disciplinary, large-scale exhibition of critically-engaged contemporary art made by immigrant artists, debuting in 2020-2021 in NYC. Radiator Gallery will host the first in a series of TIAB “soft launch” fundraising events slated for Spring /Summer/Fall 2019, and will include live performances, small works auction as well as a welcome address by TIABFounding Director and Curator Katya Grokhovsky. Refreshments provided.

Live performances:

7-8 pm – Pei-Ling Ho

8.30 pm – Tina Wang

Small works for auction donated by:

Yali Romagoza, Daniela Kostova, Elena Chestnykh, Shay Arick, Shayma Aziz, Katya Grokhovsky, Tamas Veszi, Ming-Jer Kuo, Jodie Lynkeechow, Sophia Chizuco, Nazanin Noroozi, Luisa Valderrama

Please consider donating to TIAB:

GoFundme

NYFA Fiscal Sponsor

https://www.theimmigrantartistbiennial.com/

IG: theimmigrantartistbiennial

FB: The Immigrant Artist Biennial-TIAB

 

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Post Armory Brunch

March  10th 2019  12.30 – 3:00 pm at:
Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Ave, 3rd Floor 11101

Dear Friends,

Join us for Sunday brunch and salon with artists Thomas Dexter, Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, Lan Xu and curator Viola Lukács.  Please check out works at http://www.radiatorarts.com/try-to-hold-your-gaze-steady/

Coffee, Bagels and Cocktails will be served.

About the exhibition
February 22 – April 19, 2019
With participating artists: Thomas Dexter, Harm van den Dorpel, Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, Lan Xu Curator: Viola Lukács.

Try to Hold Your Gaze Steady is a group exhibition where the digital image undergoes irregular fluctuations in physical motion. Such an encounter negates the disembodied nature of digital technology and  initiates an important rupture within the established fields of visual perception and representation. 

The logic of the digital photograph is one of historical continuity and discontinuity. The digital image tears apart the net of semiotic codes, modes of display, and patterns of spectatorship in modern visual culture–and, at the same time, weaves this net even stronger. The digital image annihilates photography while solidifying, glorifying and immortalizing the photographic – claims Lev Manovich in his early writing Photography after Photography.  

The exhibition examines this conflict in recent and remastered works by Thomas Dexter, Harm van den Dorpel, Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Lan Xu. The artists in this investigatory show treat the digital image as material, and its qualities and properties as one, extant question that may be concerned with perception, representation and the conservation of the digital image. Each artist has a radically different mode of interaction with the medium.  

Artist and performer Thomas Dexter’s work has been featured at the Guggenheim and PS1/MOMA. This time he creates a series of videos with a miniature “POV” action-sports camera attached to the end of a consumer cordless power drill. The gradual acceleration of the camera movement turns landscapes into contemplative mandalas that unveil the often invisible transmission between figuration and abstraction. As viewers struggle and fail to maintain spatial hierarchies, the process reveals the limitations of human perception.

Berlin based artist Harm van den Dorpel is known for his “left gallery” project that uses blockchain to open new possibilities for the production and distribution of digital art. The present video work Three Sleepwalkers applies his typical blend of manipulated and reconfigured visual elements taken from a number of sources to critically explore quotidien life and meme culture.

Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga imagines new subjectivities and post-human bodies in a series of photographic works where the Iphone’s camera becomes an expanded brush. Through gesturally outpacing the camera’s panoramic “image-stitching” algorithm, these works playfully collapse distinctions between subject and milieu, drawing attention to the fluidity of identities.

Artist and DJ Lan Xu translates semiotic codes and grids taken from digital culture into a performative installation. Handcrafted objects, textural neon tubes link with New Age “deep image” poetry boosted with dance. This is the celebration of the possibilities to immerse in a collective experience beyond physical space and time. Try to hold your gaze steady while reality falls apart and comes back together, or maybe not.

Hypervirtuality Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, January 26th 2-4PM
Hypervirtuality tour

Radiator Gallery in coordination with KAB (Korean Americans of Brooklyn) is pleased to organizing a FREE family-friendly tour of Hypervirtuality on Saturday, January 26,  2-4PM.  Please join us for an afternoon of kid-friendly interactive art experience that explore the themes of physical and virtual realities and how the artists use technology to examine and understand their relationships to one another and their surroundings in the digital age. The curator lead Gallery Tour will start promptly at 2PM. 

Friday, Feb 1st 6-9 PM
Soundscape Performance with by Crew Called Shelf

Please join us for an exciting soundscape performance with by Crew Called Shelf on Saturday, February 1, 6-9pm. Multimedia producer and DJ @crewcalledshelf will be performing a live experimental sound session to coincide with the Hypervirtuality exhibition.

 

Crew Called Shelf will be manipulating a collective of analog machines and employing a variety of audio synthesis techniques to create a soundscape of controlled but random frequency modulations to interact with the sound and light elements in the exhibition.

 

About the exhibition:
Hypervirtuality presents a mash-up of physical reality and virtual reality created by three artists that utilize technology to examine and understand our relationships to one another and our surroundings in the digital age. The artists present narratives that explore diverse interrelated environments that are natural, virtual, social and political. 
  
Taezoo Park’s digital sculptures Singularity from his Digital Being series allows the viewer to communicate with a presence/being that is embodied inside discarded technological debris. It reacts to our advances. It responds to our touch. It senses our presence and reacts to our every move. What is it trying to tells us? What are we communicating to each other?  In Jeremiah Teipen’s Touchface, virtual forms protrude into physical space and physical forms are digitized to explore the overlap between the virtual and physical where everything is at once familiar yet alien. Teipen creates surreal trance-inducing environments that is digitally vacuous yet richly sensuous.  Yaloo creates her projection mapping sculptures using both physically sculpted and animated elements in virtual reality that is then projected as video onto a physical form. The resulting work is a surreal projection filled with transcultural icons that exudes color and sensuality, in another words it is lush visual state of gluttony.
 
Artists Bios
Yaloo is a Korean artist based in Seoul and Chicago. She received her Master of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2015 with a focus on digital image making and video installation. She was the first recipient of Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fellowship, given by SAIC’s Video Data Bank. She won a gold award by AHL foundation, New York. Yaloo’s works have been part of number of solo and group shows and screenings in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia, Malmo, Sweden, and Seoul, South Korea.  Her has received full residency fellowships at Headlands Arts Center, Bemis Studio Art Center, La Bande Video, Vermont Studio Center among other. She is also the recipient of AHL Foundation’s Contemporary Visual Art Award.
 
Taezoo Park hold an MFA from the Pratt Institute in Digital Arts and a BFA from Hong-Ik University in Animation. Park has been making artwork out of abandoned technology combined with digital code to bring to life an imagined unknown creature from inside machines. He calls this new life “Digital Being”. He has been working on finding and depicting these creature as a digitalogist, new media artist, and maker in New York City for the past 10 years.  Park’s work has been featured at ABC news, BBC news, ACM Interactions, Open Journal System: Continent, Gizmodo, SciArt, World Maker Faire, CHI(Computer-Human Interaction), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, BRIC Arts Media, Moniker Art Fair, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, New Museum Ideas City, Governors Island Art Fair, DUMBO Arts Festival, Portal Art Fair at Federal Hall National Memorial, Harvestworks, Ca’ d’Oro Gallery, Clemente Center, ACE Hotel, Cornell University, Pratt DDA Gallery, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Northside Festival, World Trade Gallery, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Barnes & Noble, AFA Gallery and World Trade Center.
 
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Jeremiah Teipen currently lives and works in Brooklyn as an independent curator, artist and educator.  Teipen received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design, has been the recipient of several awards including grants from the Asian Cultural Council, SIGGRAPH, Seoul Foundation of Arts & Culture and Arts Council Korea. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe and Asia including shows at the Circulo De Bellas Artes, Madrid; Centro de Arte de Burgos; Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; Gallery Factory, Seoul; Gwangju City Art Museum; Number 35 Gallery, New York; SUNY Purchase College, New York; Monmouth University, New Jersey and the Queens Museum, New York.
 
Curator Bio
Eun Young Choi holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi’s work has been exhibited in numerous international venues including the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos, Spain; Aguélimuséet, Sala, Sweden; Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany; Foundry, London, UK; Landmark Project, Tokyo, Japan; and has participated in the London Biennale and the Pocheon Asia Biennale. Some of her US venues include Reed Whipple Cultural Center in Las Vegas; Gardinia Gallery, Los Angeles; Chelsea Art Museum, Dean Project, Gallery Sixtyseven, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Taipei Cultural Center, PS 122 Gallery, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York. Choi has organized exhibitions and performance events in collaboration with various organizations including the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival, National Academy Museum, United Nations Headquarters, Asian American Art Centre, NARS Foundation, AHL Foundation, Cindy Rucker Gallery and Arario Gallery New York. Her programming and exhibitions have been featured in the New York TimesNew York magazine, VOGUEmagazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and numerous other media outlets. Choi is the Co-Founder of IA Curatorial Collective and a steering committee member of the Cultural Equity Group.