The Museum of the City of New York is currently showing Activist New York, an exhibition exploring the history of social activism in NYC.
As part of the show, MCNY has posted a blog documenting the current state of citizen activism in New York City. Images from the blog are then projected on the gallery walls in the Puffin Foundation Gallery as a part of Activist New York.
Adam Void's "Mental Hygeine," a three-color screen print depicting the NYPD's decision to hunt down and detain mentally ill New Yorkers, was chosen as a part of their contemporary activist documentation.
Check it out on their blog, or in person at the gallery.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
The long awaited project from Underground Editions, TRAIN TO POKIPSE, is officially here. Rami Shamir's generational coming-of-age story exists in beautifully saturated print on 100% recycled paper with a wraparound photo-collage cover from Adam Void. There is only a total of 911 copies produced, so if you want to secure yours, be sure to visit Underground Editions' webpage or go to St. Mark's Bookshop in Manhattan. Rest assured, POKIPSE will be available at more locations and through other distributers in a couple of months, but it may not be available for long.
New work from Adam Void * Postcards From The Edge * January 6-8 * Cheim & Read * 547 W. 25th St. NYC
The 14th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS is this WEEK!
Featuring artworks by Adam Void, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Adam Fuss, Kiki Smith, Louise Fishman, Ross Bleckner, Barry McGee, Mary Heilmann, Louise Lawler and over 1450 others...!!!
All events hosted at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY, NY
Friday, January 6, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales.
$85 admission includes one raffle ticket.
Admission payable at the door. Participating artists attend free.
One raffle ticket with price of admission. Additional raffle tickets $10 each.
GRAND PRIZE - First pick of ANY POSTCARD that evening!
Additional Prizes includes - Pearl Paint Gift Card, Museum passes, NY Health & Racquet Club membership and more!
• SILENT AUCTION
Artworks by Mark Beard, Barton Lidice Benes, Suzanne Caporael, Neil Farber, Joy Garnett, Barbara Hammer, David Humphrey, James Jaxxa, Larry Krone, Lucas Michael, Carrie Moyer, Dawit Petros, David Reed and Eric Rhein. Also auction of Secord Pick of any postcard that evening, and *VIP Access packages granting "the front of the line" access to Saturday's Postcards from the Edge Benefit Sale. View and bid on artworks here.
BENEFIT SALE - $85 each. (Cash, check, credit cards accepted)
Over 1450 anonymously displayed postcard size artworks
Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$85 each - Buy four and get the fifth as our Thank You.
First-come, first-served. Lines begin early...
Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
$85 each - Buy two and get the third as our Thank You.
• Don't like lines, join us on Sunday, hundreds of beautiful artworks and some hidden gems will still be available.
Adam Void selected by The Andy Warhol Museum, The Fowler Arts Collective & The Bronx River Art Center for online exhibitions at CurateNYC.org
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
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."
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.
BACK TALK: A CONVERSATION WITH ADAM VOID
Wednesday August 03, 2011
A wisenheimer of the highest order, Adam Void says he "likes long walks on the beach, riding freight trains, and destroying the dominant paradigm." A rebel inquisitively looking for a cause, making art along the way, Mr. Void plumbs the murky depths between fine art, video, zines, graffiti, and Street Art with no apparent desire to align himself with any one of them as he decimates the distinctions and plumbs your discomfort. A chronic experimenter and remixer, we expect this unwieldy conglomeration of brainy cells to eventually explode into a fully formed electronic cataclysm of symbols, data, raw gestural markings and wordplay. ~ Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo
1. One reason you make art:
This never-ending desire to be everywhere at once; to live beyond my lifetime.
2. The last good movie you saw:
“Cool Hand Luke” - destroys the system just for the fuck of it.
3. Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to:
I'd like to ride the river for the summer, let the current pull me away.
4. Favorite country or city visited:
Mission: Wolf - a 200-acre wolf sanctuary located in the Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado
5. A few words that sum up your philosophy on life:
Freedom for all.
6. Something you want the world to know about you:
I was conceived on the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and born while my parents were on vacation.
7. Something that annoys or frustrates you about people:
Greed and inequity.
8. Something that concerns you:
Society's move away from the corporeal experience and toward the virtual simulation.
9. Artists you admire:
Colossus of Roads, Kid Anthrax, Jefferson Mayday Mayday, Marcel Duchamp
10. Favorite quote(s):
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" - colloquialism
11. The first record or CD you ever bought? The last album you downloaded?
“Siamese Dream” - Smashing Pumpkins
“Past Present Future NOW” - 131 Fires
12. Something you do when you’re procrastinating?
Take a walk, catch some tags.
13. What is your most defining characteristic?
A respect for and knowledge of tradition, while taking every opportunity to deviate from it.
14. What is your greatest fear?
Dissolving into nothingness.
15. The moment you realized you were an ‘artist’:
The girls at daycare always loved my drawings of Wolverine.
16. Your greatest quality:
Thinking outside the box.
17. Something you wish you could change or alter about yourself:
I need more patience.
18. What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and was it worth it?
Moving to New York with nothing but a bike and $150. It was a struggle, but everything always works out.
19. Something you wish you had known five years ago:
That I would be accepted into Graduate School at MICA.
20. What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years of your life?
Find a balance between a relaxing home life, a career in the arts, and adventure on the road.
All photos © Jaime Rojo
You can see Adam Void’s work in the new group show, “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with ThinkSpace Gallery
Opens at C.A.V.E. Gallery, Friday August 12th 6-10pm
Runs until September 4th
"Under The Influence" will feature a new work from Adam Void commemorating KAP "The Bicentennial Kid"'s 1976 tagging of the Liberty Bell. A classic moment in Graffiti and Hip-Hop history when a desperate youth took to a can of spray paint in need to be heard and remembered.
Celebrating Hip-Hop’s Impact on the Arts
Brooklyn Bodega presents “Under The Influence,” the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY; the exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community.
“The idea is to pay tribute to the culture and bring together artists who have something special in common – an influence, a back-story, a motivation. Hip-Hop wouldn’t have become the same movement without the influence of the graffiti writers who created an aesthetic for a new generation. The artists in this show prove that the influence of the golden era keeps its roots and continues to inspire new creations. The influence is powerful and this show brings together both the pioneers and a new wave of artistic progression.”
- Corrie Zaccaria, Event Captain, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Artwork on view during “Under The Influence” has been curated by Royce Bannon and Alex Emmart of Mighty Tanaka Gallery.
Featured inthe Show:
Photographs from Back in the Days Remix: 10thAnniversary Edition – Book Signing
Upon its first publication in 2001, Back In The Days by Jamel Shabazz became an instant classic. This seminal and iconic title has been inspiring a decade-long, international revival in old-school Hip-Hop style, music and culture. Appearing alongside photographs from the book, Shabazz will be on-hand to sign copies of the limited-printing, tenth-anniversary edition of Back in the Days Remix. It includes a new edit with over 30 never-before-published photographs, a new essay, an interview with Shabazz and deluxe cloth binding.
Contributing Artists – Second Floor Gallery
212 Magazine, 907 Crew (UFO, SADU, DROID, Tony Bones, OZE 108 and GEN II), Ader, Ak5, Alice Mizrachi, Adam Void, Cash4, Darkclouds, Destroy & Rebuild, Don Morris, Endless Love Crew (Royce Bannon,Matt Siren, Celso, Infinity, Abe Lincoln Jr), Ellis G, Eric Jordan, Jesus Saves, Joe Conzo, John Brenner, KA, Keely, Kosbe, Martha Cooper, Miguel Ovalle, Mike Screiber, Moody, Pesu, Robots Will Kill, Rodeo, The Me Nobody Knows, Toofly, Tuxedo, URNewYork and Vanessa Chew + more TBA.
What: “Under The Influence” Art Event
When: Opening BHF ’11 Reception: Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 – 10:00PM
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday, August 7, 2011
Where: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
Who: Photographs from Back in the Days Remix: 10th Anniversary Edition. Gallery showing of influential artists.
Free ticketed admission
For more information on “Under The Influence,” please contact Corrie Zaccaria (Event Captain) at email@example.com or visit www.bkhiphopfestival.com
The powerHouse Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), the powerHouse Arena showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.
For more information, visit www.powerhousearena.com
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.