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“Open/Close”

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Cleaners/Detergents, 2011 Watercolor and Collage on Digital Print on Archival Paper © Courtesy of the artist & Cuchifritos
“Open/Close”
Curated by: Maymanah Farhat

120 Essex Street
inside Essex Street Market
New York, NY 10002
September 17th, 2011 - October 2nd, 2011

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http://artistsallianceinc.org
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east village/lower east side
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gallery@artistsallianceinc.org
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212.420.9202
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Tues-Sun from 12-6pm

DESCRIPTION

Cuchifritos is pleased to announce as part of AAI’s Art(Inter)Action program, an exhibition in collaboration with The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective juried and curated by Maymanah Farhat (art historian). This forthcoming exhibition will surround the thematic premise of “open/close”. Prospective artists were invited (but not limited) to propose work that investigates this framework along artistic, theoretical, or sociopolitical lines within a local or global context, through the personal or the collective.

Given that Cuchifritos is located within a busy commercial setting that is often an informal meeting place for the Lower East Side’s diverse community, artists are encouraged to consider the context of exhibiting in a venue that is essentially a space within a space. How are the dynamics of an artwork altered or impacted by the bustling activities of an interior microcosm of the city? How might such an exhibition space affect or change the everyday happenings of an unsuspecting passerby?