OUT OF THE BOX
Olivier Babin & Harold Ancart, Peter Coffin, Amy Granat, Heather Guertin, Matt Keegan, George Maciunas, Alexandre Singh
Curated by Liutauras Psibilskis
Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
September 15–30 (for appointments, call 917.319.0614)
Opening: Wednesday, September 15, 6–8 pm
The point of departure for the exhibition is a box that George Maciunas left at his death to Jonas Mekas. Its uncatalogued contents include
numerous slides that document works by Maciunas, many of which have never been exhibited: his cross-dressing performances at private parties;
photographs of Ginger Island in the Caribbean, which the artist hoped to buy and develop into a Fluxus colony; and Twelve Big Names, 1973, a
sequence of just that (“YOKO ONO” and “ANDY WARHOL,” among them).
Harry Stendahl and Jonas Mekas in happier days
from the July 13, 2010 NY Post:
The owner of Chelsea's Stendhal Gallery swindled two famed artists to fund his extravagant lifestyle - including paying off a $90,000 bill at Cipriani Downtown, court papers claim.
The artists, "godfather of avant-garde cinema" Jonas Mekas and designer Paula Scher, charge that Harry Stendhal sold their pieces without giving them their cut and is holding millions of dollars more of their work hostage, according to lawsuits they filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The pair say that when they confronted Stendhal, he retaliated by barraging them with profanity-laced e-mails.
Artists Meeting is pleased to announce its’ participation in the upcoming Conflux ’08 festival Sept.11th to 14th in Lower Manhattan. The title of our project is Public Exhibition Space. We have been working hard all Summer and are really very excited about all the interventions we have planned. We are concentrating on the Financial District and plan to do a series of events/ interventions at a number of privately owned public spaces (POPS). The POPS spaces have recently come under criticism in the NYTimes article, East Side: A New Study Faults Plazas as Public in Name, Private in Look. In the spirit of Conflux we are creating Psycho-Geographical maps and have done a number of walkarounds.