New York Arts Practicum visits Chelsea Galleries

Friday we visited Lize Mogel‘s apartment studio/office in Fort Greene, and then headed to Chelsea. Lize discussed maps, institutional power, and the role of the artist seeking change. As preparation for our trip to Chelsea, Lize showed the participants her Economy of the Art World diagrams.

Sobered a bit, we set off for Chelsea. First we went to Postmasters, where Magda Sawon talked to us about Holly Zausner’s show. We checked in on David Horvitz’s Life. Drawing. at the Kitchen; the participants will be doing a drawing session with David (who is a Mentor int he program) next week, and David requested they see the piece before the session. We popped in at David Zwirner to discuss different types of galleries, and the ways that galleries are becoming memorials for dead objects in much the same way museums already have been (Gagosian was closed for installation, so couldn’t go there…) We stopped in at Bitforms, where Steve Sacks showed us new work in their project space. After stopping by Printed Matter, we headed up to Stadium where curator Artie Veirkant, and Assistant Director┬áLauren Christiansen walked us through their In Post show.

Lize Mogel shows us maps

Lize Mogel shows New York Arts Practicum participants maps of power before we head to Chelsea

 

Excellent visit with Magda Sawon at Postmasters

Excellent visit with Magda Sawon at Postmasters

 

Curator talk from Artie Vierkant at Stadium for New York Arts Practicum

Curator talk from Artie Vierkant at Stadium. He is standing in front of a Chris Coy sculpture.