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Hütti: An installation by Veit Laurent Kurz & Ben Schumacher

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Ludlow 38
Hütti: An installation by Veit Laurent Kurz & Ben Schumacher

38 Ludlow St. (between Grand and Hester)
10002 New York
NY
US
April 9th, 2017 - May 7th, 2017
Opening: April 9th, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ludlow38.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
bronx
EMAIL:  
info@ludlow38.org
PHONE:  
212-228-6848
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sun 1-6, and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

Rather than a formal presentation of a group show, Hütti is an installation within which works of artists are included. Based on an original concept design by Veit Laurent Kurz and Ben Schumacher, the exhibition at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is an unofficial follow up to Huettendasein, a cardboard version of an Alpine hut that was built by the artists in the backyard of an apartment building in Brooklyn last May. While a typically rural dwelling, the hut has also come to symbolize existential retreat or a philosophical space, and in this respect becomes the contextual, as well as architectural, framework for an artist-curated exhibition of formal sensibilities and affinities.

Over 50 artworks have been gathered from an open invitation to an extended network of European and US-based artists as well as gallerists, musicians, and students. These works, however, are subsumed into the installation as a whole, and stripped of individual identification, in effect, illustrate a fiction as opposed to an overarching thematic. In this sense, the show serves as not only a haphazard setting in which disparate artworks are collected but potentially creates a mythopoeic characterization of an unknown figure—a person who might inhabit such a space—through them.

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