Summer Mondays

Summer Mondays


Sebastian Tedesco, Enigma, 2014. Unrealized project submitted to the Agency of Unrealized Projects’ website.

July 17, 2014

Summer Mondays
July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, and August 25, 2014 

311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Every Monday evening from July 28 to August 25, e-flux will host a series of live presentations on themes loosely based on the archive of the Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), a project initiated by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery, devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, and Julia Peyton-Jones.

Come join us for a drink this summer in celebrating the semi-productive, unproductive, and the failed with the following invited artists: Camel Collective, Rita Sobral Campos, Tyler Coburn, Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint (EcoArtTech), Casey Jane Ellison, Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company with Tamar Muskal, Hanns Eisler Nail Salon (H.E.N.S.)—Arlen Austin and Jason Boughton, Susan Howe, Tan Lin, Nuno da Luz, Liz Rywelski, Caroline Woolard, and more to be announced.

For more information or to subscribe to our local mailing list, contact magdalena [​at​] and check the event program page for updates. Summer Mondays at e-flux is organized by the e-flux staff. 

On the Agency of Unrealized Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little-known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? The Agency of Unrealized Projects seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.
For the occasion, AUP’s online archive has also expanded its collection to include new (unrealized) submissions by Stijn Ank, Bastiaan Arler, Nicolas Barrette, Maximillian George, Jochen Gerz, Cecilia Guida and 42 Contributors, Nicky Hamlyn, Maymay Jumsai, Maria Karachristou, Miklos Legrady, Joel Leibowitz, Allison Malinsky, Claire Manning, Ingrind Mayhofer, Alex McKenzie, John Kenneth Melvin, Jugoslav Mitevski, Viiic Keer Ossttappph, Douglas Park, Jonathan Parsons, Daniel Castellano Reyes, Gabriel Rico, Anja Christine Ross, Lisa Rovner, Frances Scholz, Sean Scully, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Logan Sisley, Scott Sorli, Sarah Steiner, Youssef Tabti, Sebastian Tedesco, and Carolyn Wirth. 

“No Such Archive Exists”
Monday, July 28

Unrealized archives may range from collections of “useless” materials, archives that should but do not yet or cannot exist, collections of work that either are or may be hidden away, and archives that for one reason or another have been destroyed. The evening questions what constitutes an archive and in what ways (or in what locations) systems of collected information may or may not be considered “realized.” 

Monday, August 4 

“APP LAWS” presents a series of workshops and performances that look at the laws governing our interpersonal and interspecies relations, and applications that stand to shift them. The evening calls on the audience—a group often only looked to for applause—for their participation in realizing this work.

“Shapes and Skins: Unrealized Avatars and Alter Egos”
Monday, August 11 

The artists selected for this evening employ an outside medium to explore the outer facets of society, popular culture, economics, artistic identity, sexual identity, the art world, the virtual world, and real life. Anonymity, avatars, and the mask of the internet are used as a means of exploring an often unrealizable reality otherwise impossible to probe.

“‘This Literally Happened’: A Night of Storytelling”
Monday, August 18

These artists trade on impossible, unrealizable half-truths in order to weave a story that is often more truthful than reality. Or they don’t.

“Fail, Fail Better!”
Monday, August 25 

The evening will be based on the notion of failure—on lame ducks, bungles, flashes in the pan, and lead balloons—and will discuss its nature through ideas, exhibitions, and theories that, structurally, are impossible to realize. 

Upcoming exhibitions at e-flux:

To Whom Does the World Belong?
September 5–November 1, 2014
Lutz Mommartz, Eduardo Navarro, Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos
Curator: Chus Martinez

The Unmaking of Art
November 21, 2014–January 24, 2015
An exhibition based on a lecture by Walter Benjamin
Collections: Museum of Antiquity, Rome; Museum of Modernity, Paris; Salon de Fleurus, New York

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