This exhibition at NYC Industries for the Blind will feature site-specific installation that activates sight, sound, smell, and touch.
Curator Ginger Shulick of Big Deal Arts Advisory is organizing an exhibition at NYC Industries for the Blind in Borough Park, Brooklyn. NYC Industries for the Blind employs more than 200 legally-blind individuals in its facility – largely a factory that manufactures uniforms for the U.S. armed services and a variety of janitorial products. This exhibition will be launched in conjunction with Art Connects New York’s Art Placement Program, an initiative that matches curators with social service agencies to permanently install artwork in their facilities; artwork which actively reflects the mission and programs of the agency.
This multi-media exhibition, slated to open in the fall of 2012, will feature site-specific artwork that activates not just sight, but sound, smell and touch as well. By de-emphasizing the “visual” in “visual arts”, Shulick will create an exhibition that is exciting for both sighted contemporary art audiences as well as those without the full use of this faculty. The exhibition will include installations that transform the materials manufactured on-site, work that will change over time through touch and manipulation, light and sound installations, custom scent installations, and other surprises.
Ginger Shulick has curated a number of cutting-edge exhibitions such as: “LUMEN”, an international video and performance art festival in 2010 and 2011; “Ivory Tower”, a video exhibition concurrent with 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach; “The Typhoon Continues and So Do You”, a multi-media exhibition in response to artifacts of war; and “Boys to Men”, a traveling photography exhibition featuring the work of Paul Moakley and Nicholas Fevelo. Ginger Shulick is a recent recipient of a National Arts Strategies Fellowship for Emerging Arts Leaders, and holds a M.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from DePaul University.
Funds received through Kickstarter will be used to commission artists to make new, site-specific work for NYC Industries for the Blind. Funds will also support the creation and printing of a full-color catalogue of all the artists’ work, and on-site signage that will be printed in large-type and in braille. All donors will receive an exclusive invitation to the opening reception, as well as other fantastic incentives at higher levels. We hope that you join Ginger Shulick and Big Deal Arts in helping make this exhibition a reality.
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Jul 2, 2012 - Aug 16, 2012 (45 days)
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An invitation to the opening reception and subscription to Big Deal Arts and Art Connects New York's e-blastsEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A handwritten thank you letter for your support from curator Ginger Shulick, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Your name listed in the acknowledgements of the printed catalogue, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of the exhibition catalogue, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A behind-the-scenes tour of the New York City Industries for the Blind factory in action and walk through of the exhibition by Ginger Shulick, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A limited edition artwork by participating artist Phillip David Stearns, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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An original drawing by participating artist Don Porcella, and all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 bottles of VETIVER RAIN and 2 bottles of SHIMMERING FLOWER, fine fragrances by Christophe Laudamiel, from his own secret garden of scents, not available on the market. You will also receive your name listed on a donor plaque at the exhibition, and all of the above rewards. Check out what he has in store direct from his DreamAir studio!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012