As the spectacular last act of the X Initiative, ‘The Independent” branded a Hybrid Forum, suggested that a new generation was finding ways to create structures of the Art industry. A fair with free entry for the public exhibited art for sale that was not in booths. Hosted presentations and installations by highly regarded international figures and has been developed with creative advisors, Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services, New York and Matthew Higgs, Director of the nonprofit White Columns, New […]
Bring Your Own Art BYOA marked the end of the X-Initiative, which was a one year long contemporary art program, housed in the former Dia Chelsea space. The 24 Hour marathon invited artists to come and hang their work with no restrictions, essentially letting the inmates run the madhouse.
The first solo exhibition of Hans Haacke in New York since 1986, Weather or Not showcases a brilliant example of Haacke’s works and practice. This large scale kinetic installation is a beautiful example of how Haacke excels in experiential environments. With an under current in economic-political discourse of the middle east, displaying texts written in Arabic, Hebrew, English and German, this room hosted a visually captivating and meditative installation.
Polish video artist Artur Zmijewski presents a series of his video installations at X Initiative. Well know for his Documenta 11 submissions, Zmijewski’s work discusses in a highly confrontational way issues of culture, religion, and ideology of soico-political difference. The first room is a series of wall mounted video screens showing Democracies, a series of 10 minute clips shot by the artist at public demonstrations around the world. At a modest volume the sound of protests and cries lull to […]
The X-Initiative has taken over the former Dia:Chelsea space, and will exist for one year and present programming over three phases, featuring a lot of video and installation projections that assume the vast floor space of this massive center. British artist Tris Vonna-Michell work is an investigation in language and convoluted narratives. Visual poetry and sound art are harmonized in the way he presents stories and events through fragmented images and chaotic accelerated monologues in frantic speach. It is the […]