Adam Void will have a new mini-zine "Lucky Number Dream Book 2011" available at the art-object sale @ gallery turned supermarket, Current Space's new show, CART. This show is happening during the fun festival known as Artscape.
Location: 421 N. Howard, Baltimore, MD 21201
Reception: July 9, 7-10pm
Curators: Michael Benevento, Monique Crabb and Andrew Liang
The average American makes two trips to buy groceries each week, making supermarkets, mini-marts, and corner stores essential and incredibly influential parts of our everyday lives. All items are bought and sold at these stores using money. Money is earned through labor, and labor comes in countless different packages, much like our food. Through our labor we are inspired and we are exploited. We progress and we are repressed. We survive.
Art is created through labor, but unlike some of the more negative forms labor takes, art stimulates our minds, challenges our imaginations, and expands our vision for the world. Art is at the center of humanity’s continuous evolution, but it remains extraordinarily undervalued by mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption. This limited view of life is slowly eliminating our ability to imagine, dream and think freely.
Through C A R T, Current Space is positing that art is not optional, but essential. It affects all of us internally, whether we are aware of it or not, and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week. Therefore, Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists’ labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.
Desert Island on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn now carries "Luck Number Dream Book," the new 8pg mini-zine (4.25x5.5, second edition) from Pure Injoyment Press. Each copy is hand numbered and has a limited edition poster on the inside. It'll only set you back Two Dollars. Go check it out!!