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Second Collaborative Video from Ryan Seslow & Adam Void

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October 4 – November 7 * Brighton Photo Biennial & Joburg Photo Umbrella * Brighton, UK & Johannesburg ZA

photobookUntitled-29Joburg-Photo-Umbrella-Logo-460x325For this year's Brighton Photo Biennial, Adam Void will be showing works at numerous venues. October 4 - November 7

Photobookshow will be exhibiting Adam Void's Visions of Ghosts along with 59 other artist-made photography books from around the world. @ The Jubilee Library, Brighton UK

The Photocopy Club will be exhibiting work from the Vagrant Space collective, including: Adam Void, Chelsea Ragan, Craig Mammano, Dylan Thadani, and John Fleissner.

The exhibit will feature toner-based photocopy prints of works completed by collectives on the subject of collectives. The works will displayed in public squares at the Circus Street Market in Brighton UK, and at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newton, Johannesburg ZA.

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September 12 -14 * The Polaroid Show * Doomed Gallery * London, UK

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If you are in London this weekend, go check out The Polaroid Show over at Doomed Gallery in Dalston.

Prints of Polaroids from Adam Void will be featured along side of work from 9 other artists from around the globe, including: ANDREW MILLAR, BEN PALMER, CRAIG MAMMANO, IAN DELEON, INGRID NORDAHL, KATARZYNA RONIEK, MATHEUS CHIARATTI, MICHAEL MCCRAW, and YANN FAUCHER.

Part of the London Analogue Festival, Doomed Gallery celebrates the world of the Polaroid.

We received over 250 polaroid images from 100 photographers from our callout to photographers that wanted to take part in this festival. As well as showing the works via video we have selected 10 of our favourite submissions to exhibit in print.
2 photographers who have heavily used Polaroid within their art will also be exhibiting:

Kevin Mason is a fashion and documentary photographer, whose Polaroid work sprung to life through graffiti culture and then moved on to the beauty of fashion photography and the documentation of life and love.

Joel Chernin is a London based artist whose Polaroid work crosses over into art and design, using instant photography to design album covers, computer games and viral films. He will be talking about his Polaroid camera collection and instant photography work.

Opening: Friday 12th 6pm -9pm / Saturday 4pm-8pm
Talks: Friday 12th 7.30pm - 8.30pm

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September 6 – November 9 * It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information * Franklin Street Works * Stamford, CT

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If you are in the NYC area visit Stamford Connecticut's Franklin Street Works, and the new show, It Narratives.  The show focuses on Mail Artists and Viral Artists, and the importance of the relationship between physical and digital communication. 50 copies of the new Adam Void minizine, "Mail Art" will be available at the show.

Franklin Street Works presents It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, an exhibition featuring artists’ projects that engage the postal system and its intersections with digital communications media. The artists in It Narratives find forms for everyday experiences of distance and time by reflecting on the way objects move through information networks. The exhibition is curated by New York-based guest curators Brian Droitcour and Zanna Gilbert and will be on view from September 6 – November 9, 2014..

With areas of expertise in mail art (Gilbert) and Internet art (Droitcour), the curators take into consideration how Internet technology and digital forms of commerce have changed the way artists use the postal system to make work. Mail art emerged in the late 1960s as a collective, networked medium. It allowed artists to circulate and exchange works and ideas in a sphere uncontrolled by curators, institutions, the art market, or state censorship. Today, mail is employed less frequently as an artistic medium, in keeping with an overall shift in how information is experienced and exchanged. News and greetings from friends and family have migrated from the postal system to the faster networks of email and social media, yet “snail mail” has not become obsolete. Sending objects over great distances is part of online commerce. Print-on-demand services that allow users to design their own T-shirts, books, or mugs with a few clicks of a mouse connect Internet browsing and data input to receiving objects by mail and handling them in everyday life.

It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information takes its title from a prose genre popular in the late 18th century, the “it-narrative.” These were accounts of objects circulating in the structures of emergent industrialized capitalist markets written in the first-person from the perspective of the objects. It Narratives the exhibition updates this concept for the 21st century by presenting artists’ projects that track the movement of objects online and by mail, taking measure of the physical and emotional experiences of time and distance inherent to these networks.

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August 7 – August 31 * The Ides of Summer * Mighty Tanaka * Brooklyn, NY

THE IDES OF SUMMER

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OPENING THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 6PM - 9PM
(SHOW RUNS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF AUGUST)

Now that our short hiatus of 2014 has come to an end, Mighty Tanaka is absolutely delighted to bring you a new group show for the month of August. Our newest exhibition, titled The Ides of Summer, highlights choice works of art from our inventory that spans the past seven years and exemplifies the range and breadth of artwork that we show. We have pieces by familiar faces and some new additions to the gallery, providing the visitor with an eclectic view of the underground art world in NYC. 

Opening on Thursday, August 7th, this event will coincide with the monthly DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk, where all galleries in the area will be open late from 6pm - 9pm. This is a great opportunity to come out and see our show as well as the other quality galleries in the neighborhood.

Featuring work by: Elizabeth Vallenilla, Chris RWK, Hannah Faith Yata, Rubin415, Chris Stain, Skewville, Adam Void, Zach Puchowitz, Elbow Toe, Alexandra Pacula, Adam Miller, EKG and more!

For more information about the show, pricing or to receive pre-sale or individual artists catalogs, please let us know at: contact@mightytanaka.com

Thursday, August 7th
6pm - 9pm

(Show runs until Aug 31)

111 Front Street, Suite 224
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-8781
contact@mightytanaka.com
www.mightytanaka.com

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Rock Bottom Visits: Prettyboy Resevoir * Limited Edition Art Book * Now Available

cache_500_96_3_0_80_639A5394_webcache_500_96_3_0_80_639A5415_web Check out the new publication from Indie Art-Book publisher, Rock Bottom, "Rock Bottom Visits: Prettyboy Resevoir."

The beginning of an ongoing series, this publication explores one specific location from a variety of perspectives. 20 artists contribute their experience of Baltimore’s favourite swimming hole.

Contributions from: Colin Alexander, Emily Burtner, Danielle Criqui, Andrew Eargle, Nicholas Gottlund, Eric Helgas, Rivkah Khanin, Ace Isaac Kieffer, Rei Lem, Rachel Ad Lowing, Miranda Pfeiffer, Andrea Rossi, Ginevra Shay, Flannery Silva, Joe Skilton, Kyle Tata, Dylan Thadani, Adam Void, Bettina Yung, & Suzanna Zak.

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June 6 – July 27 * Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003 – 2014 * Castell Photography * Asheville, NC

Late to post about this, but the show has been extended. So come to the second opening Friday. July 4th. There will be special surprises at this opening, along with the 777 Polaroids from the last eleven years of Adam Void's life.

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Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014  *  Castell Photography Gallery

Castell Photography Gallery is pleased to present Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014, featuring a large grouping of more than 800 Polaroids taken over the last 11 years from North Carolinian artist Adam Void. The show will open on Friday, June 6th from 6-8pm, and will run through July 27th.
Adam Void earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from MICA's Mount Royal School of Art and a BA in Existential Philosophy from the College of Charleston. He was born and raised in the American South, and has lived for many years in overpopulated cities, and currently resides deep in the mountains of North Carolina.
Void has exhibited nationally with institutions such as The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Printed Matter, Chashama, and the Museum of the City of New York, as well as a myriad of unconventional spaces. His work has been featured in LA Weekly, Juxtapoz, Showpaper, and Maximum Rocknroll, in addition to websites such as Huffington Post, Vandalog, Daily Serving, and Gothamist. His work can be found in numerous private collections.
As an artist, Void is dedicated to the exploration of the details of countercultures particular to his personal experiences: DIY culture, graffiti, hard traveling, social activism, mysticism, and the concept of "the outsider." He began taking Polaroids in 2003 at the age of 22, documenting the underground arts and music scene. True to the nature of instant photography, these works are quick and instinctual, yet intimately personal. The tangibility of the Polaroid process fueled his obsession, and the photography can naturally to him.
The photos shown in this exhibition were selected from a large grouping of over 1,000 Polaroids taken from 2003-2014. These photographs serve as documents of the beginnings of the Carolina's graffiti scene, 2006-10 era Brooklyn Street Art/Weirdo Graffiti underground, Baltimore and Philly's warehouse squat culture of the early 2010's, and hundreds of pictures from America's back roads; taken while freight-hopping, hitchhiking, driving, and touring across the US. There are also the beautifully abstracted failures of outdated film, broken cameras, and water damage, as well as found photographs of unknown families, bored kids, and data-collecting worker drones. However, even without the backstory of contemporary rebellion culture, the viewer can appreciate the series' idyllic landscapes, abstracted defects, colorful street markings, and grossly non-romantic portraits. This ongoing project results in an intriguing exhibition of both varied yet strangely and magically unified grouping of over 800 works.
The opening reception for Adam Void / Instant Photography: 2003-2014 will be held on Friday, June 6th, from 6pm to 8pm. Guests will be treated to music from DJ Hillbilly Ocean and specialty cocktails. The show will remain on exhibit through July 27th.
For additional information please contact the gallery.
2c Wilson Alley Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
828.255.1188
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June 11-30 * Never Alone * Online Exhibit for Eco-Prisoners

I am pleased to be a part of this amazing exhibit, coordinated by Earth First!, in support of eco-prisoners who have been jailed while taking actions that are morally just and virtuous, however are against the laws of a corrupt US political and legal system. Please support this project.

neveralone2014-page001The second annual Never Alone online art auction launches on June 11, the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and all Eco-prisoners. Marie and Eric are two environmental and social justice activists who are both serving near 20 year sentences for their involvement in environmental struggle in the United States.

All artworks will be exhibited and available for online purchase until June 30. Funds raised will be used to support Marie, Eric and other eco-prisoners’ needs.

There are 24 artists involved this year, including a number of prisoners who have contributed artworks from behind prison walls. All of the artworks focus on themes of wilderness, liberation, state captivity and our relationship with the natural world and other animals.

Marie Mason, a prolific visual artist and musician, has contributed two paintings from a restrictive unit inside Carswell Federal Prison in Texas. Her paintings depict aspects of the natural world that are shared with her by friends from the outside who are continuing the struggle to defend ecological systems. Another prisoner who has contributed artwork is Jose Heladio Villarreal, a hunger striker and long term resident of Pelican Bay prison’s notorious isolation unit.

A great number of artists on the other side of prison walls, including members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Beehive Design Collective, have contributed a range of stunning prints, paintings and drawings.

The Never Alone exhibition is a beautiful visual representation of people’s dedication for defending the natural world, and the rights of people to stand in defense of it without facing excessive punishment from the State. It’s also a passionate expression of solidarity with those who have fallen prey to the waves of repression we see political activists facing all over the world.

Starting on June 11, the Never Alone exhibition will be able to be viewed online around the world at neveraloneart.org until June 30.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Adam Void, Ali Cat Leeds, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, Amy Wilson, Christina Mrozik, Eric McDavid*, Elektra KB, Eva Hall,  Gedden, Jeff Luers, Jose Heladio Villarreal*, Larry Pendleton*, Marie Mason *, Matt Taylor, Mazatl, Nicole Rodrigues, Pat Perry,  Sean Swain*, Shannon Willmott, Tiger Killhour, Todd (Hyung-Rae) Tarselli  (TR)*, Vulpes Vulpes, witchmoss, Zack Meade. (*denotes current prisoner)

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LTD Roadcrew * Vandalog blog post

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Big ups to RJ Rushmore and Vandalog for featuring the post on LTD Roadcrew, "Landing Trains Daily."

Featuring poetic text from FISHO ngc, a frenetic video from DROID 907, and Polaroid photos from Adam Void, this is digital document / made art.

http://blog.vandalog.com/2014/05/landing-trains-daily/

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May 2-30 * Innocent * Izzy’s * Asheville, NC

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Izzy’s Coffee Den

74 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-2004

Adam Void is Innocent.
1. free from moral wrong; without sin; pure
2. free from legal or specific wrong; guiltless
3. not involving evil intent or motive
4. not causing physical or moral injury; harmless
5. a young child.
6. a guileless person.
7. a simpleton or idiot.

Adam Void will display collages made from children’s scrawling & the writings of street dwellers, drawings made with the right side of his brain, messages of God, and paintings of Police oppression.

Adam Void could be considered a fancy artist, because he went to a fancy school, got a fancy degree, has shown at fancy places, and is in fancy art collections. He could also be considered a vandal, a deviant, or a miscreant. He lives in a shack in the outskirts of Western North Carolina, appearing long enough to get uncomfortable and return again to self-imposed isolation.

Adam Void, Innocent, Opens May 2nd at 7:00pm
Art will be viewed on a first-come first-serve basis

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