April 9 - May 8, 2011
Opening on April 9, 6-8 p.m.
Art Since the Summer of ‘69 is pleased to celebrate the spring by presenting Spring Cleaning, a project built around Adam Shopkorn’s paper recycling plexi cube tables.
Shopkorn’s tables are plexi box cubes filled with shredded paper material in different colors and patterns; we invite visitors to bring in their own recyclable paper to be shredded in the space by Shopkorn and his assistants during the duration of the show. The shredding material will be filled in the cubes, which sizes are customizable. Several proto types of the tables will be on display in the space; one containing shredded art magazines, another auction catalogues, and a third old bills.
The cubes, which could be used as coffee tables, side tables, or nightstands, are part time capsules, part reminder that these are the last days of print media. The cubes offer the possibility of recycling your printed material in joy, and de-clutter your house while keeping a deconstructed archive.
An additional project by Shopkorn will be on view: Is it Art or Fart? A website and a book, Shopkorn takes pictures of stuff that looks like artworks by famous artists, and encourage you to decide if it's real art - or farts. As a homage to the Is it Art or Fart project, Hanne and Fabienne of Art Since the Summer of '69 have made a site specific installation in the gallery, referencing IKEA and Daniel Buren. See more art and fart here: http://isitartorfart.blogspot.com/
- If you have stacks of printed material at home that you would like to donate to the project, please contact us. -
This project is part of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City, http://www.festivalofideasnyc.com/
For more information about the project, or to order a custom cube by Shopkorn, please email info (at) artsince69 (dot) com