FALL ART EXHIBIT


SATURDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 6-8 pm

Proyectos Raúl Zamudio Presenta

AARON BURR SOCIETY/JIM COSTANZO:

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CLASS WARFARE

Performance by artist and cellist Jacob Cohen

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For those who have eyes and intoxicated with the delirium

- Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse

A Brief History of Class Warfare is organized around two public artworks created before the formation of the Aaron Burr Society. The first was a 1992 REPOhistory sign placed on Wall Street; the second was a series of anti-war/human-rights billboards from the 2003 billboard series that was produced with White Box and funded by the Puffin Foundation.

“Jim Costanzo’s [REPOhistory] sign, Advantages of an Unregulated Market Economy, showed a stockbroker falling from a height as a crowd of outstretched arms attempted to catch him. Of all the signs, this one articulated the most direct criticism of contemporary capitalism, anticipating the kind of rhetoric and slogans that would be used by Occupy Wall Street some twenty years later—indeed, Costanzo went on to be involved in OWS.”*

Though the other artworks were not designed for the public sphere, they are similar in that they can also be read as Steppenwolf’s signs for “those who have eyes”. The exhibition includes photographs, videos, letterpress prints, and artifacts created for the Aaron Burr Society. One is a whiskey still and bottle from the Society’s 2nd Whiskey Rebellion. The other works include flags woven from the stamped paper currencies of the U.S, Mexico, and the Northern Triangle nations of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The text of the stamped currency includes Free Money, Slave of Wall Street, and Common Good/Commonwealth, which are translated into different languages.

*Mark Donnelly, Can Counter Histories Disturb The Present? Repohistory’s Street Signs Projects, 1992–1999, St Mary’s University Press, 2018


 

Friday November 23rd, 6pm

Proyectos Raúl Zamudio Presenta

Roi Vaara: I Did It My Way

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Internationally acclaimed performance artist Roi Vaara makes rare New York City appearance. The evening begins with a carefully curated selection of videos and performance documentation that surveys Vaara's 500+ performances in over 50 countries. Following this will be a live performance by Roi Vaara.

One night only, 11/23/18, 6pm, at Empty Circle, 499 3rd Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Nearest Subway stop: F, G or R trains to 4th ave/9th St

Free and open to the public.


FALL ART EXHIBIT

OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 20, 2018

INTERNATIONAL MIXED-MEDIA GROUP EXHIBITION

CURATED BY RAUL ZAMUDIO

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To schedule a viewing contact raul@emptycirclespace.com

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