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September 25th, 2008

STAY LOCAL: NEW EXHIBITIONS OPENING DOWNTOWN 9/25/8

by Jo Panisch

New exhibitions opening at Artists Space, Eli Klein Fine Art, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts and the New Museum.

Artists Space presents Matters of Sensation
September 25, 2008 – November 22, 2008




Ruy Klein/David Ruy and Karel Klein, Klex

“Matters of Sensation is a group exhibition of projects by fourteen architecture studios in the United States, all from a new generation of practitioners. Whereas architects’ use of computers first affected shape and structure, the participants in this exhibition address the way materials are not just about construction choices but also a means of creating diverse sensations in a space, focusing on the effects produced by the materials’ textures and surfaces. Through playful manipulation of such elements, beauty, ornament, and pattern have thus found their way back into contemporary design.”

Exhibiting architects include
davidclovers with C.E.B. Reas, Emergent, Gage/Clemenceau Architects, Gnuform, Hirsuta, Höweler+Yoon Architecture, IwamotoScott Architecture, mod, MOS, murmur, Ruy Klein, Sotamaa, SU11, and Xefirotarch.



Artists Space
Tues, Thurs, Fri. 12 – 6pm, Wed. 2 – 8pm,
Sat. 12 – 5pm
38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor

(212) 226 3970

info@artistsspace.org

Eli Klein Fine Art Presents Li Tianyuan and Hua
September 25, 2008 – November 6, 2008


Hua Qing, Wise Sage

“Eli Klein Fine Art is committed to presenting important exhibitions of new Chinese art. Situated in the heart of SOHO at 462 West Broadway (between Prince and Houston), Eli Klein Fine Art’s striking and newly renovated street level space is 4,000 square feet spread over two floors. Having opened his gallery at 29, Eli Klein is recognized as New York’s pioneer of the new generation of Chinese contemporary art dealers.”

Eli Klein Fine Art
7 Days, 11-7pm
462 West Broadway
 

Info@EKFineArt.com

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Presents “Beijing Homeboy” by Tang Hui
September 25, 2008 – October 18, 2008


Tang Hui, Beijing Homeboy

“ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS was established in 1987 as the first gallery in the United States to specialize in Chinese Contemporary art. Ethan Cohen is dedicated to promoting and showcasing contemporary art from Asia. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved with groundbreaking exhibitions and worked closely with notable scholars developing the field of Chinese Contemporary Art.”

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
Tues. – Sat., 11-6pm
18 Jay Street
(212) 625 1250
info@ecfa.com

New Museum Presents Museum as Hub: Six Degrees
September 25, 2008 – January 11, 2009

Museum as Hub: Six Degrees
A partnership of five international arts organizations, Museum as Hub is a new model for curatorial practice and institutional collaboration established to enhance our understanding of contemporary art. Both a network of relationships and an actual physical site located in the fifth-floor New Museum Education Center, Museum as Hub is conceived as a flexible, social space designed to engage audiences through multimedia workstations, exhibition areas, screenings, symposia, and events. Initiated by the New Museum in 2006, this partnership includes Insa Art Space, (Seoul, South Korea); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, Mexico); Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt); and Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
Over the course of the inaugural year, each organization will address the topic of “neighborhood” as it relates to specific aspects of the city or region in which they are located. Hub partners will commission artists significant to their institutional goals to address the subject with a focus on discursive and interactive projects. An introduction to each organization and the projects and artists they will present in the coming months premieres the Education Center space and Web site. Beginning in March, each partner will take over the Hub space for a period of two months with works, documentation, screenings, and discussions. Guest commentators on each project—scholars in residence known as Hub Fellows, participants in Night School (a temporary school in the form of monthly weekend seminars), and Museum visitors—will activate the space and add layers of possibility to the project.

New Museum
Wed., Sat. and Sun, 12-6pm, Thurs. and Fri. 12-10pm
235 Bowery, Museum as Hub space, 5th floor
(212) 219 1222
General Admission: $12

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