Art Club 2000
A group exhibition of paintings, photographs, and installation and video works by Art Club 2000, Dana Bell, Liz Bougatsos, John Cohen, Daze, Dorothy Gambrell, Godlis, Michael Halsband, Rosalie Knox, Tracey Moffatt, Billy Name, Mike Nogami & Masami Takahashi, Yoshua Okon, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Lise Soskolne, Masayoshi Sukita, and Lyndal Walker. how advertising, television, cinema, and contemporary art function as conduits between fictive and documentary cultures.
Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel will
present "This Is the Modern World,"
a group exhibition of paintings, photographs, and
installation and video works by Art Club 2000,
Dana Bell, Liz Bougatsos, John Cohen, Daze,
Dorothy Gambrell, Godlis, Michael Halsband,
Rosalie Knox, Tracey Moffatt, Billy Name, Mike
Nogami & Masami Takahashi, Yoshua Okon, Ricky
Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Lise Soskolne, Masayoshi
Sukita, and Lyndal Walker.
"This Is the Modern World" explores how advertising, television, cinema, and contemporary art function as conduits between fictive and documentary cultures:
Art Club 2000's mock-advertisement photographs, parodying mainstream fashion An alternative Mexican soap opera, depicting the dubious adventures of "a spoiled rich kid" in Yoshua Okon's 40-minute video, "Rhinoplastia" ("Nose Job") Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, as seen in photographs taken by John Cohen during and after the production of the 1959 Robert Frank-Alfred Leslie film, "Pully My Daisy" Fred Hughes and associates during the filming of Andy Warhol's "Imitation of Christ" and Maureen Tucker of The Velvet Underground in photographs by Billy Name Rosalie Knox's color photographs of today's youthcult scene in New York Fun and stylish, young African-Americans sporting early hip hop fashions and Carribean immigrants posing in English-influenced, "dressed-to-impress" fashions in early 1980s' Brooklyn in photgraphs by Jamel Shabazz Vividly stylish teenagers in Tokyo's Shibuya district in color photographs by Mike Nogami & Masami Takahashi Ricky Powell's 1980 photographs of Run DMC and of the Beastie Boys The melancholia of youth unemployment from Tracey Moffatt's "Scarred For Life" series From Lyndal Walker's "They're In Advertising" series, a portait of Australian DJ wearing a brand-name t-shirt Lise Soskolne's two-panel paintings referencing a bikini catalogue advertisement "Cat and Girl Play By the Rules," a Dorothy Gambrell print, published by ModCult Creations An online auction's digital image of a James Garner film still as interpreted in Dana Bell's reductivist painting A Liz Bougatsos installation that pays homage to youthcult ritual suicide A young man approaching an elevated subway station in a cinematic painting by Daze The Specials at a New York press conference in an early 1980's photograph by Godlis Surfers on the Hawaiian coastline in color photographs by Michael Halsband David Bowie, as Ziggy Stardust, wowing a young, Tokyo concert audience in a 1972 photograph by Masayoshi Sukita
"This Is the Modern World" will open on the 1st of November 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will be on view from the 1st to the 21st of November 2001.
Modern Culture At the Gershwin Hotel is located at 3 East 27th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues) in the Madison Square District, on the ground floor.
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For further information, please call Barry Neuman at 212.213.8289.