Blind Sculpture

January 28, 2010

For their exhibition at Greene Naftali, Gelitin will transform the gallery into a podium.

Gelitin will build a big sculpture.
At the opening they will be working all evening on the sculpture.
The following 10 days they will be working on the sculpture in the afternoons, early evenings.
The visitors can watch the happening of the sculpture.

Gelitin will be working on the sculpture blindfolded.
Working blindfolded is never a sensation, it is just a fact.
They will never see the sculpture until it is finished.
The sculpture will stay for the rest of the show.

Gelitin will be assisted by very very professional assistants who hand them ideas, nails, tape, glue, conversation, things, guide them to the ladder and hold the scaffolding.


PERFORMANCE TIMES:

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 28th 6-8PM with:
JAIKO SUZUKI
LUCY DODD INDIANA
CECILY BROWN
AMY SILLMAN

Friday, January 29th 3-7PM with:
CHRISTOPHER LUCAS
KIKA KARADI
FRANCISCA BENITEZ
REY AKDOGAN

Saturday, January 30th 3-8PM with:
TONY CONRAD, JUTTA KOETHER, JOHN MILLER and, GREG PARMA SMITH as XXX MACARENA (7:30pm)
PAGE STEVENSON
LAURA KAPLAN
JASON SCHMIDT
LEILAH WEINRAUB
DAVID LACHAPELLE

Tuesday, February 2nd 3-7PM with:
MICHAEL SMITH
CASEY SPOONER
ADAM MCEWEN
SLAVA MOGUTIN
JIM DRAIN

Wednesday, Frebruary 3rd, 3-7PM with:
KAREN AZOULAY
LIAM GILLICK
CHRIS ROSA
SPENCER SWEENEY

Thursday, February 4th, 3-7PM with:
PIOTR UKLANSKI
MARIA HASSABI
LUCIEN SAMAHA
SARAH MITCHELL
RAINER GANAHL
CHERYL DONEGAN

Friday, February 5th, 3-7PM with:
RITA ACKERMANN
K8 HARDY
BREE ZUCKER
URS FISCHER
ANDREW WK
MARINA ROSENFELD
AGATHE SNOW

Saturday, February 6th, 3-7PM with:
ROB PRUITT
TOM SACHS
GEDI SIBONY
JUNAH SIBONY
JON KESSLER

Everyday with:
SALVATOR VIVIANO
SCHUYLER MAEHL


Come see this show.
Tell your mother about it and please bring your friends.



In cooperation with the AFCNY (Austrian Cultural Forum).
For more information please visit www.greenenaftaligallery.com




ABOUT GELITIN :


Drawing on the legacies of Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, the sculpture and performance works of Franz West, the Future, and in response to the exhibition tactics popularized as Relational Aesthetics—
http://www.gelitin.net/mambo/index.php

Their notorious projects in New York have included a residency at the World Trade Center in 2000—which culminated in a 6am performance in which they covertly removed a 91st floor window near the top of Tower 1, and shunted out a narrow balcony of smuggled materials, breathing fresh air one-at-a-time on the exterior of the building.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QrHCjqkH2I

In 2005, they presented their "Tantamounter 24/7" at Leo Koenig Gallery. Locking themselves inside an enclosed space for one week, they created a human duplication machine into which visitors could insert any object for Gelitin to immediately fabricate sculptural replicas.
http://www.artlies.org/article.php?id=1547&issue=56&s=1

This process of duplication was taken to an extreme manifestation with the group's most major exhibition intervention to date: their 2008 show "La Louvre" at ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. This exhibition was a recreation of the Louvre, wing by wing, with thousands of artworks made by Gelitin—including an Impressionism room full of plasticine flower paintings and a room of "Mona Lisa's".
http://www.galerieperrotin.com/artiste-Gelitin-33.html