To that end, The Invisible Dog is proud to unveil its new curation series, PLUS-ONE CURATION, which challenges artists to stretch their visions of their roles as creators. Beginning this spring, and running biannually in spring and fall, PLUS-ONE CURATION asks interested artists working in The Invisible Dog studios to curate a gallery show. Working with the director, artists will develop shows that in some way respond to their experience at The Invisible Dog. But beyond that loose perimeter, the artist-curators are free to let their imaginations take the lead.
PLUS-ONE CURATION models a new kind of artist involvement in the gallery process. Where artists are too often encouraged to cultivate narrowness, PLUS-ONE CURATION asks them to pause and reflect on the contemporary art scene at large. Placing themselves on the other side of the artistic equation, the artist-curator must look at art with a different kind of attention, maintaining his or her unique vision while expanding notions of what should get shown and how.
The first installment of PLUS-ONE CURATION opens May 22nd, with Kiya Kim’s “If You See Nothing, Say Something,” which inverts the New York subway slogan to explore the wonder of the everyday discovery. The fall show, Gabriel Yozzo’s “Pseudonym Project,” playfully interrupts the branding mechanism of contemporary culture: every artist included will choose a pseudonym instead of using his or her name.
The Invisible Dog Art Center presents the first curatorial program PLUS ONE curated by artist Kiya Kim (Korean, b. 1977), which features artists Adam Parker Smith, Young Paik, Chong Gon Byun, Carolyn Salas, Eun Jung Hwang, Woolga Choi, Hong Seon Jang, Hee Jung Cho, Jason Peters, Julie Evanoff, Kiya Kim, Megan Prince, Noah Klersfeld, Richard Jochum, Sea Chang Chun & Thomas McKean
What’s the fun of an event if you don’t get to bring along a plus-one? What’s the point of being involved with a vital and forward-thinking artistic community if you don’t get to invite your colleagues, mentors, and creative crushes to the party?
The exhibition is generously supported by Namkwang Construction
Date + Times
Sunday, July 25
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.