Touch, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France


Installation view thru October 23, 2010 “I’ve chosen artists’ work that I feel share something of a fetish with/in the production/object, particularly based on an aesthetic predisposition that can run formally, culturally, adding the social/personal. How I personally interpret this is with a Tokyo sensibility, how Japanese respond to objects and their placement, their positioned sense of worth, a cuteness, an austere vs. touch. The exhibition consists of individual pieces, multiples, or artists books, which may sit on the […]

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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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FINAL WEEKEND: MINUS SPACE at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA


  Installation view Photo: Matthew Septimus Closes Monday, May 4, 2009 The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1, the participating artists and their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible. Exhibiting Artists Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Sharon Brant, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie […]

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Everyday Composed: An Interview with Shinsuke Aso, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, March 18, 2009


  Brent: Of course the first impression I get with your collage work (we may as well start there) is that it rings Japanese: The color, the quirkiness, and freshness – the level and sense of reserve and adornment. Though that’s too simple. Quirkiness and perhaps freshness has been picked up, more fetishized, by western media, so we’ll leave that for a moment. And as you are not in Japan, and have settled in a […]

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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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Metro Poles: Art in Action, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

  October 27 – December 6, 2008 Metro Poles: Art in Action transforms an artspace into a stage for experimentation and collaboration- a public studio where concepts, artistic processes and performances are exchanged and improvised. A singular installation is developed on-site, over a four-week period, by 7 teams (20 artists) working collaboratively. The process of development and renewal, which offers alternatives to individual production, commodity and competition, will be on view during gallery hours.  Collaborating […]

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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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Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC), Presented by MINUS SPACE, Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk08, Atlantic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Shinsuke Aso performing SAPC

June 2008

MINUS SPACE presents Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC) — part installation, part performance, part micro enterprise. SAPC is a postcard company run by artist Shinsuke Aso as a long-term performance. He makes postcards with found cardboard, packages, newspapers, and magazines, and then sells them for 25 cents each.

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No Thing Impossible, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

  Peter Pezzimenti, Really Having Fun Like Jobless Fucking People, 2008 Flashe on wood, 27 x 24 inches May 9 — July 3, 2008 Tobey Fine Arts presents No Thing Impossible, a group exhibition of non-objective works made with non-art materials.  Participating artists include Shinsuke Aso, Keiko Narahashi, Jim Nolan & Peter Pezzimenti.

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Subspecies, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

  Matthew Deleget, Pink Nightmare, 2007 Pink monochrome painting (acrylic on panel) hit with a hammer, 18 x 24 inches      Karen Schifano, Asphalt, Recess, The Bottom Fell Out (l to r), 2006-07 Acrylic on canvas and tape, dimensions variable July 13 — August 18, 2007 “Members of one subspecies differ morphologically from members of other subspecies of the species. Subspecies are defined in relation to species. The distinction can be made in any […]

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