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New collaborative video from Ryan Seslow & Adam Void

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March 8-9 * Publications & Multiples Fair #5 * D Center * Baltimore, MD

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BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.

Adam Void will have zines available at the Dylan Thadani table, along with work from DROID 907, TCK Crew, Craig Mammanno, Peter Dear, NGC Crew, Rami Shamir, Jefferson Mayday Mayday, George Charles Bates and more....

MAIN EVENT: PMF V

Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/

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January 24 – 26 * Postcards from the Edge * Luhring Augustine * Manhattan, NY

The 16th Annual
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE


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Featuring artworks by Adam Void, Janine Antoni, Jim Hodges, Donald Baechler, Janet Cardiff, Polly Apfelbaum, Catherine Opie, Tony Feher, Marcel Dzama, Ed Rusha, Kiki Smith, Mary Heilmann, John Baldessari, Ida Applebroog, Burt Barr, Julie Mehretu, Ragnar Kjartansson, Cary Leibowitz, Rirkrit Tiravanija, L.J. Roberts, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Danh Vo, Kate Shepherd, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ross Bleckner, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Jessica Rankin, Dotty Attie, Kay Rosen, Jack Pierson, Robert Buck, William Wegman, Hans Haacke, Joel Shapiro, Marilyn Minter, McDermott & McGough, Louise Lawler, John Waters and over 1300 others!!!

All events hosted at
Luhring Augustine
531 W 24th Street, NYC

PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)

* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free, starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each.

* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
Don't like crowds? $50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors open. Beat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the amazing artwork.

BENEFIT SALE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM  (Buy 4 - Get 1 More)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 from 12 PM - 4 PM      (Buy 2 - Get 1 More)

All postcard artwork only $85 each.

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December 6 * The Crossroads * PUSH Skateboards & Gallery * Asheville, NC

gif_adamvoid_crossroads_pushAs their final show of 2013, PUSH Skateboards & Gallery will display the art of recent Asheville-transplant, Adam Void.

The Crossroads will feature work responding to extensive travel, spiritual quandaries, and political end-times. Preferring to create an immersive environment, The Crossroads spans the mediums of sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage.

The work on display includes a life-sized found object assemblage of a horse-drawn pioneer/gypsy wagon, a site-specific indoor mural, poetically combined cardboard signs, and a curated “show within a show” of works from local and national underground artists.

Reception: Friday, December 6th 7-10pm
Food & Drink Sponsored by: Asheville Pizza & Brewing
Open: Friday, December 6, 2013 – January 3, 2014
Location: PUSH Skateshop & Gallery, 25 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Including Artwork by: Katie Dunn, Edwards Harper, Chelsea Ragan, Clay Kaminski, Bruce WM Walsh, Emily Campbell, Dad III, Peter Dear, Rami Shamir, Dylan Thadani, Jeffrey Vincent, Adam Void, and more.

Reception: Friday, December 6th 7-10pm

Food & Drink Sponsored by: Asheville Pizza & Brewing

Open: Friday, December 6, 2013 – January 3, 2014

Location: PUSH Skateshop & Gallery, 25 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

Including Artwork by: Katie Dunn, Edwards Harper, Chelsea Ragan, Clay Kaminski, Bruce WM Walsh, George Charles Bates, Emily Campbell, Dad III, Peter Dear, Rami Shamir, Andrew H. Shirley, Dylan Thadani, Jeffrey Vincent, and Adam Void.

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November 29 * Black Friday Black Market Cassettes * Little Baby’s Ice Cream * Philadelphia, PA

In honor of America’s time-honored obsession with the weekend after Thanksgiving, Little Baby’s Ice Cream hosts:black-friday-black-market-tapes-logo

Black Friday Black Market Cassettes
A Pop-Up Black Market Cassette Shop

Friday, November 29
6:00 – 10:00pm
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
–> World Headquarters <–
2311 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
&
Saturday, November 30
6:00 – 10:00pm
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
–> Cedar Park Embassy <–
4903 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19143

Organized by curator Lee Tusman, this temporary pop-up cassette market presents selected field recordings of audio recorded around the world. Up to 100 cassettes will be available, including the audio of Laotian funeral ceremonies, New Orleans marching bands, audio from inside a sensory deprivation tank, recordings of waves breaking in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, Javanese gamelan recordings, and much much more. All of the cassettes are hand-recorded and ideally listened to on tape, but will also be compiled to an online audio stream. It’s the perfect time to buy that special christmas gift.

The tapes will feature audio recordings of Adam Void playing the Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer at Moog Music's HQ in Asheville, NC.

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November 30 * International Streaming Festival * Het Nutshuis * The Hague, NL

If you are in The Netherlands, specifically Den Haag (The Hague), Saturday November 30th, please come out to Het Nutshuis to see Adam Void's video, Floodplain: Manmade.

If you are not in The Netherlands, you can still see the video online in the full exhibition of experimental video at the Streaming Festival website.

The 8th Edition of the International Streaming Festival For Audio Visual Art will be hosting the screening of over 180 short experimental videos, as well as online curated screenings.

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The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audio-visual art from all over the world. This event takes place once a year.
In addition to the festival, there is a growing permanent collection with video and sound art which can be viewed at all times. To be included in this collection is only available to screened artist on the Streaming Festival.
Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, at any given time, and start viewing contemporary sound and video art.

The Streaming Festival is an art event for independent artists exhibiting unconventional audio-visual art from all over the world. This event takes place once a year.

In addition to the festival, there is a growing permanent collection with video and sound art which can be viewed at all times. To be included in this collection is only available to screened artist on the Streaming Festival.

Anyone with an internet connection can plug into a festival stream from any location, at any given time, and start viewing contemporary sound and video art.

Het Nutshuis at the Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM in The Hague, The Netherlands

Doors open at 8:00pm.

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November 23 * Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair * The Nightlight * Carrboro, NC

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This Saturday, The Underground Editions table is going to show / sell some work from Adam Void at this year's Carrboro Anarchist Book Fair. Please come check out Adam's photobook Visions of Ghosts, and his political screenprints.

Saturday November 23rd from 11am – 7pm.

The Nightlight405 W Rosemary St in Chapel Hill.

Workshops will be hosted throughout the day at Internationalist Books405 W Franklin St.

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October 25 * The Arts of Darkness 3 * PUSH Gallery * Asheville, NC

artsofdarkness 3This Friday, October 25th, come out to PUSH Gallery in Asheville, NC for a Halloween themed art show & costume party. The event is 7-10pm following an all day cook-out and costumed skate extravaganza at the Foundation Spot near the river.

Work will be shown from Julie Armbruster, Josh Rhinehart, Travis Medford, Severn Eaton, Richard Kirby, Adam Void, Alli Good, Nathanael Roney, Gus Cutty, Kim Turley, Leif Erik Johansen, and Ted Harper.

I will be debuting my newest print / drawings about hooded prisoners from Abu Gharib. Good Times.

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Vandalog looks at video art from street artists

RJ Rushmore at Vandalog has once again made a very astute and (from what I've seen) novel comparison between the cut-and-paste aesthetics of zine making and video art. Please read the article at the blog to get the full picture.

From mark-making to video art with Adam Void, ekg and Swampy

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Outdoor work by AVOID pi, ekg and Swampy

This month, Swampy and ekg both released quite unexpected video pieces on YouTube, and I happened see a relatively new piece by Adam Void aka AVOID pi for the first time (even though it was uploaded in June). What I find so interesting about these three artists making these videos is that all three come from a sort of alternative mark-making tradition that doesn’t fall neatly into street art, hip hop graffiti or that grey area in between street art and graffiti where artists paint logos instead of letters. Although Swampy, ekg and AVOID pi’s outdoor may at first glance appear to fit in with grey area, I think there’s something different about what these three are doing (as well as artists like DROID 907 or stikman) and what artists like Pez or ChrisRWKor members of the now-defunct Burning Candy crew do. There’s nothing wrong with Burning Candy or Pez or ChrisRWK, but this is different. With Swampy, AVOID pi and ekg, there’s a sense that they are drawing from a larger tradition of public mark-making like Situationist graffiti, zine culture, art theory and freight train monikers. And of course, all three have made zines.

These three new videos seem to have been influenced by zines rather than the endless stream of timelapse and interview videos that most street artists and graffiti writers either make themselves or contribute to. The rough cuts remind me of the collages in zines and if the videos were cut into a series of stills, they would seem right at home in a zine (or in ekg’s case, a flipbook/zine).

Even ekg’s video, the most “normal” of the bunch, is not your straight-up animation or timelapse. ekg’s video is a promotional video for his show at Pandemic Gallery (opening in about 1 hour) and a timelapse of sorts, but it still has a video art feel rather than the feel of a slick and perfectly produced promo video developed by someone in charge of PR for the show. And it fits somewhere between animation and timelapse, since it’s a timelapse of a massive artwork coming together, but it’s an animation in that the piece is never really in-progress in the way that a normal timelapse video clearly shows work “half-done” at some point. With ekg, the work is just progressing and each frame of the animation/timelapse could be considered a piece. The video is more an exploration of the format and an artwork than a promotional video for his show. Interestingly, Adam Void’s video has a similar shot to what ekg has done at about the 30-second mark.

Adam Void and Swampy’s videos are surprisingly similar: Both consisting of intentionally low-fi video-diary-like series of clips shot with handheld cameras. Yes, the videos show some graffiti, but they show a lot more than that too. These videos give context to the graffiti that the artists make. They give us a little bit more of a sense of their lives. It’s easy to say “Those guys write graffiti and make zines” and put them in a box, but videos like these complicate their perceived identities.

What is it about these artists that they have all turned to experimenting with video art after becoming known for a particular style of drawn, painted and printed work? Is it just a coincidence, or is there something about ekg, Swampy, Adam Void and possibly other artists doing similar things that draws them to video art? Are YouTube videos like these a logical transition from zines, graffiti or street art? I’m curious what people think. Let me know in the comments.

Photos by RJ Rushmore

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October 3-6th * Freedom Is Not For Sale * Emerge Art Fair * Washington, DC

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If you're in the DC / Baltimore Metro area, please come out to the Emerge Art Fair October 3-6 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

Adam Void & Chelsea Ragan will be debuting their new sculptural installation, "Freedom Is Not For Sale," an active installation exploring nomadic cultures, makeshift homesteads, and life "off the grid." This folk-art Wunderkammer highlights the beautiful struggle of life on the road by coupling handcrafted treasures with found oddities.

The work will be located beside the pool, so come through, enjoy the last warm days of 2013, and see a well-curated collection of the world's emerging artists and galleries.

Emerge Art Fair

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(Cross Street is S Capitol Street SE)

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