“We Are the Primitives of a New Era”
James Cohan Gallery, 533 W26th St., NYC
Tambellini’s first New York gallery exhibition in nearly four decades. Paintings and Projections from 1961-1989 featuring a multimedia piece incorporating his seminal cameraless films, “Lumagrams” (projected hand-painted glass slide), selections from the Black Film Series and sound in an immersive environment that is meant to “dislocate the senses of the viewer.” Additionally on view will be Tambellini’s paintings and unique photographs, or “Videograms,” most of which have not been seen since the 1960s and have only recently been rediscovered. - thru Oct 19
thru Sept 22:
“The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013”
organized by Eugenie Tsai, John & Barbara Vogelstein
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
a retrospective of over fifty works by The Bruce High Quality Foundation, a Brooklyn-based artist group whose production includes subversive and often humorous installation art, live performance, film, and social sculpture. Through its writings, original works of art, and free, unaccredited art school (The Bruce High Quality Foundation University), it attempts to democratize relationships between artist and public. The Foundation’s work often combines past, present, and future, blending fact and fiction in an attempt to encourage and reframe cultural discourse and, in its own words, to “invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.