Design for a Carnival
9/9/2004 - 9/10/2004
21/10/2004 - 20/11/2004
and a presentation of the publication Gagarin
9/12/2004 - 13/1/2005
20/1/2005 - 19/2/2005
Adam Chodzko, Alan Michael,
Corrina Peipon, Jason Middlebrook, Katja Strunz, Nayia Frangouli,
The Armory Show
Piers 90 & 92, booth 92-132
Accrochage with the gallery artists
23/3/2005 - 23/4/2005
The Misuse of Plans
21/5/2005 - 25/6/2005
At the gallery, the artist will be showing part of an elaborate, fragmented project, Design for a Carnival, which is made up of independent but networked events and proposals.
As the artist states: "....it exists simply as a series of images and situations that together suggest the outline of an event; a carnival (the medieval anarchic kind, not a baton twirling commercial 'parade'). It is proposal for a way in which a community can engage with itself for a moment; full of play and disorder, free from commerce, words, reason, and fixed hierarchies or identities. But this 'community' is fragmented, its 'carnival' migrating across a number of spaces and times. More tangibly it is a series of images, drawings, videos, objects and events which put together lace makers with wind turbines, the opening moments of house music in the mid '80's with a street corner in Moscow, Italian anarchists and Kent poor white trash teenagers making fires of baseball hats and maps....."
Is what we see the preparatory work for a carnival's future existence? Or does the carnival actually take place in the gallery itself, as a relationship between art and its viewer; a carnival of preparation, open-endedness, allusions and wonder? It is this ambiguous space that Chodzko's work always occupies.