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Thanks
 curated by Adam Parker Smith

Lu Magnus, 55 Hester St., NYC

a group show featuring work by 77 artists and curated by Brooklyn-based artist Adam Parker Smith.

Beginning with a series of studio visits, Smith set out with the clear intention of “acquiring” work for the exhibition. However, he concealed the true concept, premise, and even timing of the exhibition from the artists. Through various surreptitious means, a work of art or object was taken from each artist’s studio. The pilfered work is not any random object but rather one that explicitly relates to the artist’s wider practice. Two weeks prior to its opening, the artists were informed of the exhibition. Only then were they let in on the true concept and scope of the exhibition. Presented with the choice – if the artist agreed, they would be included in Thanks; if they refused to give permission, works were to be returned immediately. However, all invited artists agreed to participate in Thanks.

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