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Adam Void & Gaia collaborate on a sculpture for Brooklyn Shelf Life / BAMart: Public * BAM, Showpaper & Printed Matter * Opens Tuesday, June 19

brooklyn-street-art-gaia-adam-void-jaime-rojo-BAMart-06-12-web-9 brooklyn-street-art-gaia-adam-void-jaime-rojo-BAMart-06-12-web-3WebResource.axdBAMart—(Brooklyn Academy of Music) BAM’s visual art program—is pleased to announce the final selections for BAMart: Public, a year-long initiative aimed at enlivening the BAM campus and its surrounding district through the commission of four distinctive public artworks from emerging and established artists. The four artists chosen from more than 100 submissions worldwide are Glen Baldridge, Ed Purver, Timothy Hull and Future Expansion Architects, and Showpaper (with contributions by Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler & Faust, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, Ryan C. Doyle & Swoon, and UFO 907 & William Thomas Porter).

The pieces will be installed in early June with a public opening on Tuesday, June 19 from 6-8pm in the Dorothy W. Levitt lobby of the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn.

The boxes will be installed on Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn

While news boxes usually live a nondescript, utilitarian existence (ending up weathered and grimy), they remain valuable resources of information. In answer to the quotidian plastic or metal box, Showpaper, a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages show in the New York area, proposed a project titled Brooklyn Shelf Life. Here, five news boxes will be created by five pairs of artists (Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler & Faust, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, Ryan C. Doyle & Swoon, and UFO 907 & William Thomas Porter), curated by Andrew H. Shirley. They will be stocked with a revolving series of independent print publications curated by Jesse Hlebo of Swill Children, in collaboration with Showpaper and Printed Matter. Prototypes display a range of approaches, from melted and surreal to folkloric to ancient and tribal.

Here is the description of our box from the press release:

The reading shelter and reverse surveillance panopticon, produced by Adam Void and Gaia celebrates names of the infamous "scratchitti" vandal culture as well as the faces of politicians and developers integral to the creation of Brooklyn's Fulton Street/Metrotech district. Both the handstyles on the exterior of the glass and the information provided inside the kiosk ask the pedestrian to reconsider their notions of blight, beauty, and function.

CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES, a Panel and Discussion about Curatorial Practice in Baltimore with presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. * Sunday, April 29th

Curating to Provoke-Dangerous Ideas, Dangerous Places FlierThis Sunday April 29th, come participate in a panel discussion at Baltimore's Area 405, "CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES, a Panel and Discussion about Curatorial Practice in
," with presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. There will be ample time for tough questions and discussion.

This panel and discussion is sponsored by MICA’s MFA in Curatorial
Practice and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the
Baker Artist Awards

CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES will feature presentations by Anita Durst, Maiza Hixson, Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void. These presentations will spark a lively discussion. The panel and discussion will take place Sunday, April 29,
1:00PM - 4:00PM
at Area 405 in the Station North Arts and
Entertainment District in Baltimore. CURATING TO PROVOKE: DANGEROUS
IDEAS, DANGEROUS PLACES is the semester-end project for
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curatorial Practice (IACP), a graduate
level course, taught by Marcus Civin, that focuses on revealing the
history of curatorial practice by analyzing influential curators and
influential exhibitions. Inspirations for CURATING TO PROVOKE include
the Occupy Wall Street Movement, politically charged artwork, and
community art.

Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle, and Adam Void, are all Baltimore
curators and artists:

Hannah Brancato works on a range of community based projects about
gender stereotypes, material culture, and power structures. She has
curated at The Creative Alliance, Whole Gallery, Current Space, and in
various public spaces, dealing with issues from rape and consent to
the accessibility of fresh food in Baltimore. Currently, she and
Rebecca Nagle are organizing a touring exhibition, series of video
screenings, and guerilla interventions as a part of the project FORCE:
Upsetting Rape Culture - a project committed to disrupting the culture
of rape and promoting a culture of consent.

Rebecca Nagle has curated for Artscape, The Transmodern Performance
Festival, The Maryland Historical Society, and The Reginald F Lewis
Museum. Nagle’s projects engage issues of intimacy, the body, and
power. With Hannah Brancato, she is curating FORCE: Upsetting Rape

Adam Void works in galleries, art institutions, independent spaces,
and in public to engage the largest possible audience. Recently, Void
participated in “PANTHEON: A History of Art From The Streets of NYC”
at Donnell Library 53rd St. in New York City, across from the Museum
of Modern Art. PANTHEON was a part of a grassroots response to the
exhibition "Art in the Streets" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles.  PANTHEON pointed to New York City's lack of institutional
acknowledgement of graffiti art and street art.

Two curators will visit Baltimore for this panel and discussion:

Maiza Hixson is the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at
the Delaware Center for the Arts which presents between 20 and 30
exhibitions annually of regional, national, and international artists,
exploring topical issues in contemporary art and society. Along with
Lauren Ruth, she is the co-founder, director, and curator of The
Shaft, an unauthorized gallery space located in the elevator of the
Vox Populi building in Philadelphia. Her work was recently featured in
the People’s Biennial organized by Independent Curators International
and curated by Jens Hoffman and Harrell Fletcher.

Anita Durst is the Founder and Director of Chashama which supports
creativity in New York City by repurposing vacant properties,
recycling them as work spaces and performance spaces, and granting
them at free or highly-subsidized rates. She has secured over one
million square feet of space in New York City for artists. She
believes programs like chashama are the vital building blocks to
ensuring cultural capital in New York City. Anita sits on the boards
of New York Foundation of Arts, Tai Chi Chuan Center, The Tank, Adarsh
Alphon Projects, Exploring the Metropolis, and Bindlestiff Family

Hixson and Durst will bring outside perspective to our conversation in
Baltimore. This will be a great opportunity for curators in Baltimore
to meet and discuss issues relevant to curatorial practice. Everyone
is encouraged to join the discussion.

The idea that curatorial practice can provoke, in addition to educate
and inspire, is an idea that is gaining steam across disciplines.
Curators can challenge diverse publics by engaging place and sharing
artwork that reflects significant, contemporary global and local
issues and provides tools for engagement.

Please join us at Area 405, Sunday, April 29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Area
405 is one of Station North Arts and Entertainment District’s top
exhibition spaces for contemporary art directed to broad audiences.
Area 405 is housed in a living, working artist-owned building that was
once an abandoned warehouse. Thanks to its many volunteers, Area 405
has been hosting exhibitions, film screenings, performances, lectures,
and artist talks since 2003.

When: Sunday, April 29, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Area 405, 405 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202,
RSVP encouraged at
Here is the Facebook Invite:

Further Reading:

About Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle’s project, FORCE:

About Anita Durst’s organization, Chashama:

For context, perhaps it would be helpful to consider this statement on
the Occupy movement, by Rebecca Solnit:

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Pulled from the vaults: Showpaper’s The Community Serviced Too footage of the Chris Stain / Adam Void newspaper box

==| THE COMMUNITY SERVICED TOO |== from grossymmetric on Vimeo.

Summer 2011

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“An American Dream” receives kind words from Vandalog, Brooklyn Street Art, Complex, Bmore Art and Popflys


The exhibition, "An American Dream" has received incredible press from a variety of sources. Many thanks to RJ and Gaia at Vandalog for their mention and additional graffiti images. Brooklyn Street Art is always on point with their continued coverage of all things Avoid. Nick at Complex has shown lots of love recently and is greatly appreciated. The local, Bmore Art Blog also featured some images from the opening night. Finally, Popflys, a daily photo and design blog, mentioned Adam Void's photography on March 22nd.

They are quoted as saying, "I can’t say I’m even on the edge of necessarily enjoying Adam Void's photographs but I knew I had to post him out of some sense of having the chance to write about Adam Void before everyone is writing about him and his work. ...there’s something there, something less voyeuristic and more point of view. A point of view on struggle, it just doesn’t feel like it’s through a photographers eye and I’m starting to like that."

- a strange, but flattering comment from those guys.

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Adam Void and Mighty Tanaka @ The Fountain Art Fair , NYC Armory Weekend * March 9-11th

fountainMighty Tanaka is taking the streets to the art fairs once again with March 9th-11th's Fountain Art Fair at the NYC Armory Weekend.

Alex and crew will be putting together a large booth with the work of "long standing Tanaka artists as well as some new faces."

Come visit them at Booth C-203 at the Southwest corner, right near the bar!!

Featuring art from: Abe Lincoln Jr, Adam Leech, Adam Void, Alexandra Pacula, Alice Mizrachi, Andrew H. Shirley, Burn 353, Cake, CAM, Celso, Conrad Carlson, Criminy Johnson, Curtis Readel, Don Pablo Pedro, Drew Tyndell, ELLE, Ellen Stagg, EVOKER, Flying Fortress, Gigi Bio, Gigi Chen, Greg Henderson, Hellbent, Hiroshi Kumagai, Infinity, JMR, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, Katie Decker, Lamour Supreme, Masahiro Ito, Matt Siren, Max Greis, Mike Schreiber, Nathan Pickett, Nathan Vincent, NEVER, Peat Wollaeger, Robbie Busch, See One, Sofia Maldonado, TooFly, UFO, Vahge, VengRWK, VIK


Booth C-203

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street
March 9 - March 11, 2012

General Public Hours:
1pm – 7pm, daily
$10 day pass / $15 weekend pass
buy discounted tickets online!

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend.

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Mighty Tanaka presents: Lost & Found Featuring the artwork of Adam Void, Alice Mizrachi, Curtis Readel, ELLE & John Briener * Jan 13th * Brooklyn NY

Mighty Tanaka presents:
Lost & Found
Featuring the artwork of Adam Void, Alice Mizrachi, Curtis Readel, ELLE & John Briener


Look around you; the world is full of art. We all know the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, however, some individuals choose to take that phrase to heart. Artists from a range of disciplines utilize a world of scattered debris, creating an array of striking creations from the items that many people would find worthless. Mighty Tanaka is pleased to bring you our first show of 2012 entitled Lost & Found, a group show of found objects and the artwork that is created from them. Featuring the vision of Adam Void, Alice Mizrachi, Curtis Readel, ELLE & John Breiner, each artist represents a unique idea of the world through their chosen method of creation.

Lost & Found intends to demonstrate a cross-section of aesthetic interpretation of objects that are generally taken for granted in daily life. Artwork made from found materials provides the artist with an endless amount of inspiration, as all the necessary components are easily accessible and free to use. This is the art of the juxtaposition, both complimenting and conflicting itself, as the work is literally born from the streets and transformed into something that is new, exciting and fresh.

Through the usage of mediums such as old beat up currency, abandoned pieces of wood, detached doors and tattered textiles, the artist is able to rebuild forgotten memories and forge them into a new identity. Lost & Found offers the viewer the opportunity to reconnect with the pieces of the past and the chance to begin anew.

Friday, January 13th, 2012
6:00PM - 10:00PM

(Show closes February 5th, 2012)

Mighty Tanaka
111 Front St., Suite 224
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Office: 718.596.8781

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Adam Void selected by The Andy Warhol Museum, The Fowler Arts Collective & The Bronx River Art Center for online exhibitions at

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Curate NYC
, A juried exhibition of NYC visual artists, along with The Andy Warhol Museum, The Fowler Arts Collective, and The Bronx River Art Center has chosen Adam Void for three online exhibitions.

Eric C. Shiner
The Andy Warhol Museum

Eric C. Shiner is director of The Andy Warhol Museum. He joined the museum in 2008 as the Milton Fine Curator of Art, and he has served as director since January 2011. A curator, professor, writer, and translator, Shiner was an adjunct professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and in 2007 he curated Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York at Japan Society in New York City. He also served as assistant curator of the Yokohama Triennale 2001.

After joining The Warhol, Shiner organized the large-scale exhibition, The End: Analyzing Art in Troubled Times. A proud native of New Castle, Pa., Shiner received his Bachelor of Philosophy in the History of Art & Architecture and Japanese Language & Literature at the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College. He went on to receive the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education Monbusho Prize and attended graduate school at Osaka University, where he earned an MA in the History of Art.

It was in his last semester at Osaka that Shiner interned in the curatorial department of The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, where he worked closely with Shinji Kohmoto, the museum’s chief curator, who would become his mentor. This led to Shiner becoming assistant curator of the Yokohama Triennale 2001. In addition to his museum work, Shiner is an active writer, lecturer, and translator; a contributing editor for Art AsiaPacific magazine; and an adjunct professor of art history at the University of Pittsburgh.


Fowler Arts Collective is a studio and gallery collective in the Greenpoint Terminal warehouse complex located on the East River waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Established by Lia Post in 2010, Fowler houses 24 talented artists working in 18 studios. Fowler has a 900 sq. ft. gallery and event space that is the site for original exhibitions, artist projects, readings, classes, and more. The gallery program at Fowler concentrates on exhibiting collaborative, self-directed shows between artists. In order to benefit as many artists as possible, our gallery program is focused primarily on exhibiting emerging artists who do not have studios in our space.

67 West Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222



Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, multi-arts, non-profit organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our Education, Exhibitions, Artist Studios, and Presenting Programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment and stewardship of our natural resource — the Bronx River.

2064 Boston Road
Bronx, NY 10460

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Adam Void and Mighty Tanaka * Art Basel Miami * Fountain Art Fair * Dec 1st-4th

Adam Void and Mighty Tanaka are going to Art Basel Miami.  Come and enjoy the fun and sun with Mighty Tanaka at the Fountain Art Fair December 1st – 4th!  This is our first year going and we couldn’t be more excited.

For this event, we will be exhibiting artwork in two (yes, two!) booths.  In one booth, we will be hosting a full scale installation of mind blowing art by Miguel Ovalle while in the adjoining booth we will be displaying a myriad of talented artists who truly represent the raw and the refined!  We hope to see you there!!

Participating artists include: Adam Void, Alexandra Pacula, Alice Mizrachi, ChrisRWK, Ellen Stagg, Gigi Chen, Hellbent, Hiroshi Kumagai, JMR, John Breiner, Max Greis, Mike Schreiber, Robbie Busch, Skewville, TooFly, URnewyork, VengRWK & Miguel Ovalle

Location: 2505 N. Miami Ave (corner of 25th St), Miami, Florida

Dates: December 1st – 4th (12pm – 7pm daily)

Tickets for Fountain: $10 daily/$15 weekend pass (Tickets sold at the door)

For more information, visist

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Adam Void * featured on 2 art blogs * Beautiful Decay’s “Cult of Decay” * & PEEK Blog

The magazine, Beautiful / Decay's art blog, "Cult of Decay," featured two paintings from Adam Void, "No Income, No Assets" and "The Golden West."
Check out their blog to see other examples of their "something out of nothing" aesthetic.

Check out artist, Lee Gainer's photo blog: PEEK
It features a new artist's work every week. On the week of September 14th, they featured Adam Void's painting, "The Golden West."

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Avoid pi / Adam Void * on the cover of Showpaper 115

Showpaper is a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages & DIY show in the NYC / tri-state area. They spread the word about shows that would otherwise slip under the radar, and about the all-ages scene in general. Each issue also features a full color piece of art by a contemporary artist.


It is a tremendous honor to be included on the cover of Showpaper. We believe that they are making the most important addition to the printed matter of the DIY movement.
Thank you.

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