With all of these modern, overly-wrought convolutions of what “it” can be, it is no small wonder contemporary artists have been questioning and prodding how one’s identity can even be properly crafted with such diverse and complex means at their fingertips. By Andy Rolfes
Sophy Lee’s studio visit with Yves Tessier, a Montreal-based artist who also keeps a studio in Harlem. Tessier is genre painter preoccupied with representing the everyday. AOT Art and Culture Journal
All the art that matters… Three exhibitions ongoing and upcoming you should see!
Architecture of Tomorrow Campaign Launch Party Pangea Restaurant 178 Second Ave., East Village Monday, January 18th 7-10p This is going to be an amazing evening for everyone! The Architecture of Tomorrow is set to become a membership driven initiative and I couldn’t be more excited about this.
UPDATE: On Martin Luther King Day—Monday, January 18th 2016 , we will launch our first major fundraising effort in the form of a crowdfunding campaign and membership drive! We hope that you will join us by becoming a member or making a one-time donation, READ TO FIND OUT WHY WE THINK YOU SHOULD BECOME A MEMBER!
Andy Rolfes, AOT’s newest contributor, reporting on Rhizome’s “Blockchain Horizon” conference on October 22. Organized by Rhizome’s Artistic Director Michael Connor. Artists, critics, and entrepreneurs convene to discuss the cultural implications of Blockchain technology for publishing, licensing, and distribution.
The evening was also the opening of Pozzi’s exhibition of his latest works, Diffractions. One of our favorite Lucio quotes from the evening “We are in an epoch in which the art world is affected by a virus, which is the virus of explanation-itis, and I am attempting to revisualize visual art.”
AOT Project Salon received Pozzi first, in the Spring of 2015 and that summer Pozzi generously accepted an invitation to be a part of our 2015 Summer Exhibition, when we exhibited a piece from his Diffraction series.
WATCH THE VIDEO: Corinne Innis and Xavier Basabe will exhibit work at AOT Project Salon (159 Hope St., 11211). OPENING 9/8 6-9p. ON VIEW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28th. The exhibition lends its title from the classic Kubrick cult film and was chosen by Innis as a means to express the lack of moral compass demonstrated by Police Officers, and to suggest anticipation as well dispelling the epidemic myth… this is pandemic, and a time for enlightenment.
Detroit Issues $10K Arrest Warrant for Shepard Fairey! Just back from a Detroit j18 mile bike tour taking in the sights (for sore Detroit eyes) including, Fairey’s gigantic mural!
On Father’s Day June 21st 2-8p please come out and celebrate summer, Dad, and of course Art. FEATURING WORKS FROM THE AOT COLLECTION. NEW WORKS FROM Fred Duignan / Lorenza Sannaii / Ian J. Carr / Sylvie Ball RENOWNED PAINTER Lucio Pozzi ALBERS FOUNDATION Two Time Artist-in-Residence Larissa Nowicki