Unartisanal at ABC no Rio
"Unartisanal" is an online exhibition featuring artists working in traditional craft and will prioritize work that foregrounds the integrity of the maker, materials and methods; favoring quality, time, principle and labor over trend, style or aesthetic. Incorporating an array of techniques drawn from many traditions, these works slow down to a different wavelength. The practiced methods, steady hands, repetition, and focus required by craft are augmented by chance, whim and unconscious intent.
Ana Maria Farina
Curated by Yasmeen Abdallah and Vandana Jain.
ABC no Rio
From the Inside
Aicon Contemporary would like to invite you to the opening of Marcy Chevali's solo show, From the Inside, on January 30, 2021.
Marcy Chevali's collection of luminous glass sculptures reinterprets the tradition of repetition in women's crafts as a method of shielding and empowering the transfixed self. Galvanized by flames, Chevali's glass sculptures encompass linear forms in an undulating net.
From the Inside Aicon Contemporary
An A-historical Daydream 14th A.I.R. Biennial
An A-historical Daydream
14th A.I.R. Biennial
February 12 — March 14, 2021
Curated by Jasmine Wahi
Jo Ann Block, Marcy Chevali, Jin-Yong Choi, Molmol Kuo, Marina Leybishkis, Nikki Luna, Helina Metaferia, Marianna Peragallo, Nitcha Tothong (Fame), Luis Vasquez La Roche, Noa Yekutieli
An A-Historical Daydream investigates the slipperiness of linear time across a variety of both parallel and intersecting histories. Histories are often singular narratives: they are agendized and unbalanced, and promote a binary idea of ‘us vs them’ or ‘conqueror and conquered.’ This exhibition invites artists to consider the idea of time, history, and future in new and radical ways. It asks them to reflect upon the popular histories that we have been taught, and to then radically imagine an imaginary space/time dimension in which colonialism and hegemonic structures either never existed or existed in a different form. Some artists in the exhibition explore the possibilities of reimagined histories and presents based on a radical imagining of ‘what could have been.’ Others look staunchly towards a future that is largely untainted by our scorched cyclical pass.
An A-Historical Daydream takes place both at A.I.R. Gallery’s exhibition space at 155 Plymouth Street and online in the form of a video program.
The gallery is open by appointment only. A link to make an appointment will be posted soon.
Jasmine Wahi is an Activist, TEDx Speaker, Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space, and the Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multipositional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. In addition to her other work, Ms. Wahi is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department. She is a former board member of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), and a volunteer instructor for the Girls Educational Mentoring Services (GEMS) group. Ms. Wahi’s curatorial work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art News, Artforum, Hyperallergic, Bloomberg, VICE, and NOWTHIS, to name a few.
All in a Day's Work Aicon Contemporary
North Willow is pleased to present Tether, a solo attic exhibition by artist Marcy Chevali, and a project that is a continuation of her practice in sculpture and drawing.
Beginning on Thursday, December 5th, “Tether” is available for viewing by appointment. We invite you to experience what Marcy has created in this space through her particular use of images and objects that she has either made or found, and installed to give the viewer a sense that things and moments are being drawn, held up, pulled, projected, released.
As attics are often considered spaces where not only things are being stored and kept, but also as hideaway and play spaces where imagined activities, narratives and places are conjured, through Marcy’s installation, North Willow attic is transformed into a place of several happenings: some subtle, some vivid, some referring to distances places, but each and all giving a sense of the word that she has titled her exhibition: tether.
North Willow Artists Interview: Marcy Chevali