Public Formats

May 18 – June 11, 2017
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 18 | 6 – 8 PM
Public Risograph Workshop & Closing | June 11 | 3 – 8 PM | Read more »

The poster has participated in modernity fraternizing with ideology and war and directing the crowds towards commercial and political activities. A medium of communication defined by its visual efficiency; a format determined by its size, its materiality, and its distribution. The influence of the poster can be traced in public and personal imagery, paradoxically combining an ephemeral quality with a desire to accumulate, revise, and keep.

Following the dissemination character of the poster, the exhibition will inhabit two spaces—the Culpeper Gallery at the Abrons Arts Center, and a satellite exhibition at ESTE in Brooklyn. A workshop organized by Paul John will engage participants with the potentials of risograph printing.

Featuring American Artist, Itziar Barrio, Anton Ginzburg, Gordon Hall, Paul John, Sara Magenheimer and Alan Ruiz. Curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ AIRspace Curator-in-Residence 2016-2017.

Xavier Acarín is a curator and researcher from Barcelona based in New York. He has worked as an art producer for various institutions in Spain and in the United States and received his MA from the Center of Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Acarín’s projects have been presented at Chez Bushwick, Elastic City, The New School for Social Research, and Peekskill Project 6. He has been curator-in-residence at the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme. His writings have been published at A-Desk, Culturas-La Vanguardia, Terremoto and BRAC (University of Barcelona) and he has participated as author of the books Designing Experience (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Dear Helen (CCS Bard, 2014).

The Abrons’ AIRspace program offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces and opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibits and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters, and teach in school-based education programs.

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Image Credit: Anton Ginzburg