Art Connects New York (ACNY), is pleased to announce the opening of “A Haven” on February 20, 2013 at ACNY Exhibition Space. This multimedia group exhibition will feature the works of artists Jesper Aabille, Hackworth Ashley, Center for Utopian Socialist Studies, Aoife Collins, Mustafa Faruki, FASTWÜRMS, Maximilian Goldfarb, Julian Osti, Paul Lloyd Sargent and Angela Washko. Curator Alex Young will present these artists’ articulations of escape within the extremes of both the real and the imaginary.
“A Haven,” whose title derives from JK Huysmans' anti-romantic novel 'En Rade', suggests that in our attempts to flee from present reality we are often led to further entrenchment within that very reality. The works in “A Haven” are positioned together not out of shared working methods but rather the consideration for the specifics of location, the simultaneous fortification and stagnation of place, and the entropic stillness produced in the actualization of one’s ideal.
“A Haven” will run until March 27, 2013, with an opening reception on February 20, 6:30-8:30pm at ACNY Exhibition Space, 220 36th Street, B-515, Brooklyn, NY 11232. ACNY Exhibition Space is open Monday-Friday, 12pm-6pm. For more information on ACNY Exhibition Space, please visit www.artconnectsnewyork.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by The Fay Slover Fund at The Boston Foundation. The exhibition is also sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.