August 17, 2007 - Art in General - Art in General at 25
August 17, 2007

Art in General at 25

Corporate Logo, 2007, an art project by Judi Werthein commissioned especially for Art in General’s 25th Anniversary. August 16 to November 9, 2007

25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General
The UBS Art Gallery (1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City)
September 5-December 15, 2007

Corporate Logo by Judi Werthein
Art in General (79 Walker Street, New York City)

September 8, October 20, November 11 Where To?
Art in General

November 5, 2007 25th Anniversary Gala
(A new venue at the intersection of Tribeca and Chinatown in
New York City)

www.artingeneral.org

From August to December 2007, participate in a dynamic program to celebrate Art in General’s twenty-five years of service to artists, and to welcome a future of contributions to the field of contemporary art.
25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General presents a handful of situations that bring together art and the public in creative ways through an exhibition of art installations involving happenings as well as time- and event-based artworks. This exhibition includes works by a number of artists who have recently participated in Art in General’s program as well as artists whose participation marks their first collaboration with the organization: Bik Van der Pol, Alejandro Cesarco, Kianga Ford, Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, Sharon Hayes, Tim Hutchings, Surasi Kusolwong, Ana Prvacki, Jirí Skála, and Lee Walton. A number of artworks and projects include daily performances, happenings, and events. A complete schedule is available at www.artingeneral.org

Concurrent to this exhibition–and in a similar spirit that Art in General turns The UBS Art Gallery into a space for alternative art and happenings–a new art project by Judi Werthein turns Art in General’s gallery into a corporate-like lobby space. Werthein’s exhibition, Corporate Logo, is part of a project entailing the creation of a new identity for Art in General.

During the fall, Art in General hosts Where to?, a series of public programs curated by Dean Daderko that respond to the gallery and its neighborhood. The series includes Rainbow Dawn (September 8, 8pm), an event with artists Dewayne Slightweight and Edie Fake; General Concert (October 20, 8pm) with artist Rachel Mason and her ever-evolving cadre of band members and dancers; and The Eat-In (November 11, 2pm) with Elaine Tin Nyo.

A unique Benefit Gala to celebrate Art in General’s 25 years takes place on the evening of November 5 in a new venue at the intersection of Tribeca and Chinatown. Honoring Art in General’s co-founders Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, and artist Glenn Ligon, and featuring an art event commissioned from artist Spencer Sweeney, this will be an extraordinary evening co-chaired by Suzy Berland and Keith Recker. For tickets or information: info@mfproductions.com

Finally, for the first time in its history, a relational catalogue of the exhibition and programming history of Art in General is published on-line. The website www.artingeneral.org includes summaries, images and, when available, original publications of the organizations art commissions, exhibitions, residencies, and other arts and education programs.

Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. It changes in response to the needs of artists and informs and engages the public about their work.

The exhibition 25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General is made possible by UBS. Additional support has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam; the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; the National Arts Council of Singapore; and the Center for Contemporary Arts Prague.

Corporate Logo by Judi Werthein is part of Art in General’s New Commissions Program, which is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Booth Ferris Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; Peter Norton Family Foundation; The Greenwall Foundation; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; the Jerome Foundation; and George Mills. Judi’s project is also made possible with the generous support of Ron and Lucille Neeley.
Art in General
79 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
T. 212-219-0473
info@artingeneral.org

www.artingeneral.org

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