Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand


April 22 - May 8, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.

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Pictures about Pictures: Discourses in Painting from Albers to Zobernig, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria


Poul Gernes, Zielscheibenbild / Target B, 1966-68 Opening: March 25, 2010 Curated by Renate Wiehager, “Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting” – is the Daimler Art Collection’s exhibition title for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. About 130 works ranging from Classical Modernism and the post-war avant-garde via European Zero and Minimalism to international contemporary art are being presented. The exhibition is structured into thematic fields, each of which presents discursive references to historical and current […]

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What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid’, 106 Green Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Michael Zahn, Power, Corruption, and Lies (Version), 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches October 14 – November 15, 2009 Curated by Ryan Steadman Participating Artists: Carl Ferrero, Noah Sheldon, Molly Smith, Brent Steen, Michael Zahn, Addie Juell, Roger White, Stacy Fisher, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Brad Phillips, Josephine Halvorson, Brian Belott Stripped-down essentialism will never go away and never go out of style. People will always want to get back to the “roots” of […]

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Mark Dagley in Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France


Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1993 October 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The MAGASIN is starting its season with a portrait of the artist Olivier Mosset. The exhibition takes the form of a tribute, gathering works by different artists, but never showing Olivier Mossetʼs own work. The artists are of all generations, from Carl André to Stéphane Kropf including the famous group of artists 1m3 among the youngest. As a key figure of the artistic scene […]

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VIEWLIST: Bulletin Board: Inspiration Information, Conceived by Karen Schifano

Douglas Melini

Our third VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by New York painter Karen Schifano.

The word “inspire” (originally meaning “to infuse with breath”) is a verb, but can also transform itself into a noun or adjective. It’s very active, and yet also implies being receptive, even demands openness, a readiness to receive, and a sharpening of perception and awareness. From one thing, there is a direct connection to another thing, a kind of touch that is nurturing, rich and full of promise. Potential becomes realization; we wake up rejuvenated, re-energized, and ready for action.

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Hand in Hand, Non-Objectif Sud, La Barraliere, Tulette, France


    Installation views July 12 – September 7, 2009 Non-Objectif Sud La Barraliere, Chemin de Visan 26790 Tulette, France Non-Objectif Sud is pleased to present Hand in Hand, its exhibition for the summer of 2009, featuring the work of nine international artists working in various media. Embracing disparate approaches and an array of form, the works share affinities that are not immediately plain. With many of the works executed on site at La Barraliere, […]

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My Certain Fate, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA


  Michael Zahn, Police and Thieves, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches May 14 – June 6, 2009 “To me, making a tape is like writing a letter — there’s a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention. . .and then you’ve got to up it a notch, or […]

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Installation view of Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

May 8-29, 2009

RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.

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Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Linda Francis, Daniel Göttin, Gilbert Hsiao & Jan van der Ploeg in Non-Objectif Sud 2009 Fundraiser, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY


  Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6-8pm Wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Gary Snyder Project Space 250 West 26th Street 4th floor, between 7th & 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 for inquiries please call 646 325 4581 Tickets $25 NOS Donor $50 NOS Patron $100 NOS Benefactor, includes or more acknowledgment in 2009 catalogue Raffle Win a DAN WALSH work Tickets: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 5 for $100 All other works for sale $500 […]

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Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath & Michael Zahn, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY


  Linda Francis, Neutron Star, 2008 Oil on Wood, 72 x 72 inches March 27 – April 26, 2009 Janet Kurnatowski presents the exhibition Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn. This show takes a focused look at four paintings, each one emblematic of a practice whose commitment to the medium has been a specific force in the development of an individual oeuvre. What the works have in common is the creation of an […]

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Mark Dagley solo exhibition The Taylor Swift Collection, Bar Olivino, Brooklyn, NY


  Opening: Sunday, March 15, 5pm Bar Olivino 899 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY C or G to Clinton/Washington Avenue station Organized by artist Michael Zahn, Bar Olivino is presents Hills Like White Elephants, a new bi-weekly series featuring the work of the following artists: Mark Dagley Sunday, March 15  Jeremy Blakeslee Sunday, March 29 Christine Krol Sunday, April 5 Nora Griffin Sunday, April 26 Jeffrey Schad & Vincent Szarek Sunday, May 10 Timothy Buckwalter Sunday, May […]

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Linda Francis: Interference

Installation view of Linda Francis: Interference, MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

February 2009

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by New York artist Linda Francis. Francis will show a single painting conceived in three parts for the project space.

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Minus Space at P.S.1 Extended


  Installation in cafe space Exhibition in cafe space continues until May 2009. (Boiler Room exhibition closed on January 26, 2009.)     MINUS SPACE Curated by Phong Bui P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate Long Island City, NY   The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. […]

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Conversation: Sylvan Lionni and Michael Zahn

  The Great Mississippi Valley Flood, 1927   Michael Zahn: Buddy, the new work looks great.   Sylvan Lionni: Thanks, buddy.   Poly-crystalline solar panels, 2008   MZ: You’ve had reservations about paintings that would simply be seen as images of ephemera. That unease begs a question we’ve each contemplated for most of the time we’ve known one another. What motivates the work? How do you and it both remain engaged? How do these paintings […]

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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

Daniel Göttin

October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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Michael Zahn: As Michael Zahn, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

  May 29 — July 3, 2008 Eleven Rivington presents an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Michael Zahn. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and his first with the gallery. The work at Eleven Rivington, As Michael Zahn, presents a picture of an exhibition as an immersive domain, and mediates the various networks in which contemporary painting is enmeshed, including the artist’s studio, the gallery, domestic interiors, and common […]

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Machine Learning, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini (left to right)

November 27 - December 22, 2007

An exhibition examining pattern painting in the information age, featuring four NYC-based artists Henry Brown, Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini, with a special project room installation by Michael Zahn.

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Stealing Time, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

  Installation view of Nick Stillman, Cool White, 2007 September 6 — October 20, 2007  Curated by Christa Blatchford, Chad Nelson, and Pierre Obando, the exhibition features Harrell Fletcher, Josh Greene, Fritzia Irizar Rojo, Clifford Owens, John Pilson, Nick Stillman, and MS artist Michael Zahn.

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What’s This Shit Called Love?, by Michael Zahn, NYFA Current, August 1, 2007

  The summer of 1967 made for perhaps the most mythical American season of the 20th century’s latter half. It was the Summer of Love, the summer of “Light My Fire” and “Incense and Peppermints.” The summer of San Francisco. An era of idealization that is often still idealized by the generation that experienced it, a sentiment fueling the Whitney Museum’s current Summer of Love exhibition. This project by artist Michael Zahn is the first […]

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

August 3 - September 2, 2007

A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.

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Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

  Michael Zahn, In and Out (Not Up and Down), 2007 Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 inches    Michael Zahn, Where’s My Stuff, 2007 Acrylic on lightweight MDF, 20 x 26 x 36 inches July 12 — August 24, 2007 Late Liberties presents an inclusive survey of recent abstract painting, works on paper, and sculpture by a dozen of artists from New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Works in this thematic exhibition include […]

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Me, You, You: A Ventriloquy, Small A Projects, Portland, OR

    Michael Zahn, And Then We Came to the End, 2007  June 20 — July 28, 2007 Make some cocktails. Lets make a film. It’s time to talk about the serious stuff. I know. It’s a subject we banter about. It’s that elephant in the room. Abstraction is a bad word. What I mean is that at some point, when someone made a monochrome, it was no longer simply an abstraction. A shift occurred, […]

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Non Objectif Sud 07: Fundraiser Exhibition, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

  Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 6-9pm Non Objectif Sud (NOS) is located at La Barralière, a Provençal farm house in the Côtes du Rhône valley, 50 km north of Avignon in France. NOS is an alternative to the commercial art gallery and institutional space, situated within a rural environment. Once a year, NOS invites several artists to spend a few days at La Barralière and to create works in situ, collaborate and install an exhibition. NOS […]

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Hartmut Böhm featured in Minimalism and After, Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present, New Acquisitions for the DaimlerChrysler Collection 2000-2006

Purchase on Conceived by Renate Wiehager of the DaimlerChrylser Collection, this new publication provides a much needed, more thorough overview of reductive art  practices — in both Europe and the United States — than previously published.  300 works by 150 artists, including MS artists Hartmut Böhm, Sylvan Lionni, Jan van der Ploeg, and Michael Zahn.  Buy this book.

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Michael Brennan interviewed by Michael Zahn

    View of Gowanus Canal from MINUS SPACE project space Michael Zahn: I’m looking at your new Knife Paintings, and they’re quite unlike anything you’ve done previously.  The intersecting black diagonals are visually pretty swift.  The drawing has a striking, highly stylized movement to it, and this palette has a gruff quality that feels like a quick crack in the chops.  These two yellow and orange color planes are fairly terse and down to […]

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