Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2010 Art as Action

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Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2010 Art as Action
Curated by: Heng-Gil Han

161-04 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432
April 10th, 2010 - June 12th, 2010
Opening: April 10th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



The third iteration of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows will open on April 10, 2010. The contemporary art project of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is a site-specific, public art exhibition that is mounted every three years with the intention of using the urban environment as a studio and exhibition space. Founded in 2004 by JCAL’s curator, Heng-Gil Han, Jamaica Flux includes the commission, creation, and exhibition of site-specific projects, that are installed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue, including banks, stores, street intersections, parks, and
other public spaces.

The selected works conceptualize this year’s theme, “Art as Action.” Artist perspectives will include art that references the tradition of gestural “action painting”; art that literally performs an action, such as a performance or event; and art that aims to solve social problems through constructive action, as opposed to art that merely represents or symbolizes social problems.

New to Jamaica Flux, Mr. Han has added Video Slam. Coinciding with the exhibition’s opening on April 10, Video Slam will feature twenty-five videos related to the theme. Video Slam will be on view throughout the day at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

The inaugural edition of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows took place in 2004 and featured 34 works of art by artists including Andrea Fraser, Barbara Kruger, and Fred Wilson. In 2007, the project comprised of work from Felix Gonzales-Torres, Christopher K. Ho, Jenny Polak, and Robert Smithson amongst others. This year, Jamaica Flux Workspaces & Windows 2010 will include work by Hyong Nam Ahn, Ilona Granet, Robert Morris, Lia Perjovschi and Freddy Rodriguez.

Below, you will find scheduling information for Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2010 at a glance; complete details may be found on our website

Site-Specific Exhibition
Location: Various indoor/outdoor sites along and off Jamaica Avenue 2

Gallery Exhibition
Location: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Gallery (161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432

Video Slam
Location: Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432)

Events and Public Programs
April 10, 2010:

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Opening Remarks
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Theatre

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Guided exhibition tour reviewing all site-specific art works on Jamaica Avenue.

11:30 am – 9:00 pm: Video Slam
Jamaica Performing Arts Center

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Artist Talks
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

11:30 am – 6:00 pm: Performance Art – various times through out the day on Jamaica Avenue.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Opening Reception
Jamaica Performing Arts Center