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“Folding Rulers” at CAM St Louis

Nov 29, 2012 – Dec 30, 2012

For this Front Room exhibition, Sreshta Rit Premnath presents a new project that reflects his ongoing interest in the visual representations of power. The exhibition’s title, Folding Rulers, is also the name given to a series of eight printed vinyl banners featuring silhouettes of a human figure. Premnath created the images by placing folding rulers—a construction tool used for measuring angles and distance—in a sandbox and photographing the resulting composition. Despite their resemblance to commemorative portraits or busts found in private homes and public spaces, the content of the works remains abstract and unresolved.

Premnath’s invocation of the “sandbox” is motivated by an interest both in the American military’s use of the word to refer to the Middle East and in the use of the actual object as constructive psychotherapeutic tool to reveal an individual’s memory or past trauma. This association is established in the Folding Rulers portraits and in Sandbox (2012)—used military combat boots filled and overflowing with sand that become stand-ins for soldiers themselves, confronting anonymous portraits of power drawn in the sand. Together, these works, along with several others in the gallery, not only point to the seismic shifts currently underway in our contemporary geopolitical landscape but also actively imagine a future yet to be written.

Sreshta Rit Premnath: Folding Rulers is organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and curated by Kelly Shindler, Assistant Curator.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 535-4660
info@camstl.org

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Contested Territories curated by Miguel Amado

DORSKY GALLERY Curatorial Programs is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: Contested Territories, curated by Miguel Amado, will open on Sunday, September 23rd, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and remain on view through January 6, 2013. A color brochure with an essay by the curator has been published to accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists from across the globe. Participants are Inbal Abergil, Danielle Adair, Francis Alÿs, Tania Candiani, caraballo-farman, Mounir Fatmi, Takashi Horisaki, João Louro, Carlos Motta, Celestino Mudaulane, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Nada Prlja, Rosana Ricalde, and Alejandro Vidal. Their output is informed by or is a response to discord, both historical and contemporary. Continue reading

Temporary School – Portico di Piazza Gramsci, Milano

Temporary School – A Collective Work – 23/29 maggio 2012, Portico di Piazza Gramsci, Milano

Workshop di Sreshta Rit Premnath in collaborazione con Sintetico curated by Maria Rosa Sossai (ALA)

Over a period of a week “Temporary School” at Piazza Antonio Gramsci in Milan aims to reflect on and create a space for artistic collaboration and education. Taking our cue from Antonio Gramsci’s concept of a “philosophy of praxis”, we believe that all individuals have the ability to critically engage with the world through their particular practice – be it art, architecture or anything else – and produce a positive social change.

By beginning with the particular social backgrounds and intellectual interests of each participant and physically transforming their “private archives” – those materials and objects that are relevant to their individual lives and social history – together we hope to create a new kind of social space within Piazza Gramsci. Our aim will therefore be to provide the environment and impetus necessary for participants in the Temporary School to create something new with materials and ideas that are already intimately meaningful in their lives.

We will also draw from Edward Said’s suggestion of the importance of “amateurism” – an activity that results from spontaneous enthusiasm without any professional goals, awards or higher authority to answer to. Temporary School does away with the hierarchy between “artist” and “non-artist” as well as teacher and student, and in its place creates an environment of sharing and creating rather than teaching. The artist Sreshta Rit Premnath and curator Maria Rosa Sossai both from ALA Group will serve the role of instigators who guide and provoke the participants rather than teachers or judges.

By making the walls of the school that usually separate the private space of theoretical education and the public space of practical social activity as thin as possible we hope to bring these two intertwined aspects of our social existence and artistic practice closer together. With this aim in mind we will use the walls that contain the Temporary School to voice personal questions of the participants to the general public. We hope that in a simple way this will allow the theoretical debates within the school to resonate outwards and effect those who pass through the space.

“A Socially Engaged Drink” at Via Farini, Milan

VIAFARINI DOCVA
Moscow / Garibaldi Via Procaccini 4, 20154 Milan

MEETING
May 28, 2012 28
18:00 to 20:00

Speakers Maria Rosa Sossai Sreshta Rit Premnath and Francesca De Luca

This round of the cycle A Socially Engaged Drinks is dedicated to NEXTFLOOR , social and urban redevelopment project of the Association in collaboration with ALA and Synthetic Boîte. The project aims at the conversion of urban spaces obtained through creativity and organization of participatory moments and the direct involvement of the inhabitants. The pilot project consists of two stages: Temporary School is a laboratory in which new uses are developed in the Portico of Piazza Gramsci Open Call is a call for redesign and redevelopment of semi Portico. (Excerpt from press release)

“The Last Image” at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

TONY WIGHT GALLERY is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions:
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, 20 April, 6-8pm

MATTHEW METZGER
Backdrop

SRESHTA RIT PREMNATH
The Last Image

845 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago IL USA 60607
Tues – Sat 11am-5pm

Co-editors of the magazine SHIFTER, Metzger and Premnath will be releasing issue 18: Intention at the opening.

Metzger and Premnath are also collaborating on a 25 print limited edition project in conjunction with the exhibitions.

New Selections: South Asia @ Thomas Erben Gallery

Vinod Balak, Faiza Butt, Hasan Elahi, Anoka Faruqee, Koshal Hamal, Ehsan ul Haq – Sreshta Rit Premnath, Schandra Singh

January 10 – February 11, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 10, 6-8:30 pm

Thomas Erben Gallery is pleased to present work by a selection of artists related to the larger South Asian field, whose wide variety of concerns, media, and practices have recently garnered our attention.

Thomas Erben Gallery
526 West 26th Street, floor 4
New York, NY 10001

Catherine Sullivan interviewed by the Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior

The Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior

Interview with Catherine Sullivan

Friday, December 9th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

CUE Art Foundation
511 West 25th Street
New York, New York 10001

The evening will begin with a presentation by Chicago based artist Catherine Sullivan, of excerpts from her video works (with a focus on The Last Days of British Honduras, her 2010 collaboration with Farhad Shamini) and documentation of her performances. Following her presentation she will be interviewed by Thom Donovan and Sreshta Rit Premnath of the Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior.

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Galerie Nordenhake at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art | Basel | Miami Beach | 1-4 Dec | 2011

works by
Mirosław Bałka
Gerard Byrne
Jimmie Durham
Spencer Finch
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Donald Judd
Gunilla Klingberg
Esko Männikkö
Helen Mirra
Walter Niedermayr
Scott Olson
Marjetica Potrč
Sreshta Rit Premnath
Harvey Quaytman
Michael Schmidt
Günter Umberg

“The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India” at YBCA San Francisco

October 15, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3138

Ayisha Abraham, Rina Banerjee, CAMP, Nikhil Chopra, Anita Dube, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Siddhartha Kararwal, Dhruv Malhotra, The Otolith Group, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Pushpamala N., Raqs Media Collective, Tejal Shah, Sudarhan Shetty, Bharat Sikka, Anup Mathew Thomas, and Thukral and Tagra.


Mask, Sreshta Rit Premnath, 2011, 45″X54″X7″, Burnt photocopies, plexiglas, metal clamps
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Art Matters Foundation Grant

www.artmattersfoundation.org

Art Matters, the non-profit foundation, is pleased to announce 23 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 USD to 10,000 USD to artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Mary Walling Blackburn, Andrea Bowers, Juan Willam Chávez, Laura Chipley, Sonya Clark, Tony Cruz, Hasan Elahi, Lola Flash, William Gaynor, Robert Gero. Hope Ginsburg, David Kagan, Helen Lessick, Cynthia Madansky, Wardell Milan, Lorraine O’Grady, Yoshua Okón, Sheila Pepe, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Jessica Segall, Susan Silton, Sonali Sridhar, Wu Tsang and Alexandro Segade

For more information on Art Matters, please visit www.artmattersfoundation.org.

Future Anterior interviews Simon Leung at CUE Art Foundation

Simon Leung in conversation with Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior (Thom Donovan and Sreshta Rit Premnath)

Saturday, March 26th, 4 :00-5:30pm


Please join us for a conversation between Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior and Simon Leung on the occasion of Leung’s solo exhibition, War After War, at the CUE Art Foundation.

We will discuss Simon Leung’s new video in the context on his ongoing collaboration with Warren Niesluchowski, which began with the work Warren Piece (in the ’70s) almost 20 years ago. We will discuss Leung’s meditations on the residual effects of the Vietnam War and his notion that war inhabits all of us.

Initiated by Thom Donovan and Sreshta Rit Premnath, Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior is envisioned as an ongoing gathering of video interviews in which artists, writers, scientists and colleagues from various disciplines discuss unrealized social and/or personal projects. The interviews will present futures which never came to pass, but may still hold the potential to be realized in the present. By producing an archive of futures, which have yet to come to pass the project hopes to alter the course of the future, as well as change the way we narrate and remember the past.

The Inhabitant of the Floor Above

THE INHABITANT OF THE FLOOR ABOVE

A project by Veronica Valentini

texts by

Audrey Cottin / Julia Gorostidi / Daniel Jacoby / Tamara Kuselman / Gabriel Péricas / Sreshta Rit Premnath / Ryan Rivadeneyra / Oriol Vilanova

produced by Homesession, youtube

“The Inhabitant of the Floor Above” is a project that intends to explore, through the use of the narrative techniques of literature and theater, how the narrative process is used by contemporary artists. Eight artists have created texts of fiction in response to the curatorial proposal. The texts collected in the publication become, thanks to their common thread, a script for a performative event during which they will be interpreted by the authors with the audience.

“Water Water Every Where” at BRIC Rotunda Gallery

Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer
March 16 – April 30, 2011

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents Water Water Every Where, a group exhibition examining water’s ubiquity – its presence in our everyday life, in geopolitical reality, and in transcendent moments of existence. “The condition of the New Yorker is to be surrounded by water and yet to be little aware of it,” says the exhibition’s curator and Director of Contemporary Art at BRIC, Elizabeth Ferrer. “We are largely island dwellers, residing in a city whose geography features rivers, creeks, channels, estuaries, tidal straits, a grand harbor, and the Atlantic Ocean. And yet we tend to look inward (and indeed, upwards), when imagining the contours of the city.”
Water Water Every Where opens with a reception Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and will be on view through Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Water Water Every Where includes the work of seven artists, six based in New York, and one in Mexico City – Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Anne Percoco, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Joni Sternbach, Aleksei Stevens, and Kurt Hollander. Their work encompasses photography, video, installation, sculpture, work on paper, and sound projects, varied means that examine water’s inextricable presence in our lives.

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“Love Letters To A Surrogate” at Torrence Art Museum

July 10, 2010
12PM – 5PM

Torrence Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Curator: Warren Neidich

Artist collaborators:

Lindsay August-Salazar / Micol Hebron, Elena Bajo / Sreshta Rit Premnath, Vanessa Conte / Christian Xatrec, Zoe Crosher / Linda Quinlan, Krysten Cunningham / Elena Bajo, Ania Diakoff / Eric Angles, Filip Gilissen / Gretchen Reyes, Jeff Hassey / Tova Carlin, Marcus Herse / Christian Jendreiko, Ichiro Irie / Alison Knowles, Analeis Lorig / Andrew Berardini / David Levine, Jules Lindon-Thyssen / Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey), Emily Mast / Jerome Bel, Joshua Selman / Warren Neidic, Michael Rashkow / Falk Bühne, Ana Prvacki / Delia and Milenko Prvacki, Tif Sigfrids / David Maroto, Cody Trepte / Tyler Coburn, Lee Welch / Jessica Higgins, Jenny Yurshanski / Mira O’Brien
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“Other Than Beauty” at Friedman Benda

May 28 – July 30, 2010

Ai Weiwei / Janine Antoni / Hans Bellmer / Joseph Beuys / Louise Bourgeois / John Cage / John Chamberlain / Chitra Ganesh / Robert Gober / Zhang Huan / Kim Jones / Titus Kaphar / Jannis Kounellis / Ana Mendieta / Bruce Nauman / Yoko Ono / John Outterbridge / Nam June Paik / Sreshta Rit Premnath / Robert Rauschenberg / Sterling Ruby / Tavares Strachen / Pascale Marthine Tayou / Mierle Laderman Ukeles / Nari Ward / Lawrence Weiner / The Yes Men

Friedman Benda
515 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

“36 Dramatic Situations” at Louis V. E.S.P.

May 28- June 11
Opening Reception: May 28, 7-10PM
Organized by Scott Kiernan

Alisa Barymboym / Amelia Saul / Ania Diakoff / Anne Yalon / Cigdem Kaya / Colby Bird / Deric Carner / Derek Larson / Elena Bajo / Eric Angles / Ethan Miller / Georgia Sagri / Gregory Edwards / J Parker Valentine / Jakob Schillinger / Jen Liu / Joshua Smith / Justin Craun / Justin Samson / Katrina Lamb / Lily Benson / Lisa Oppenheim / Maya Kishi-Andersen / Nuno Ramalho / Peter Coffin / R . Venticinque / Scott Kiernan / Shinsuke Aso / Sreshta Premnath / Thomas Torres Cordova / Tova Carlin

LOUIS V. E.S.P.
140 Jackson St #4D
Brooklyn NY 11211

“Between Dog and Wolf” at The Guild

Structures Within an Intervention
Curated by Meenakshi Thirukode

The Guild Art Gallery, New York
45 W 21st Street, 2nd Floor
Buzzer #39, New York 10010
Artists: Rajkamal Kahlon / Swati Khurana / Vandana Jain / Michael Buhler Rose / Afruz Amighi, Mariam Ghani / Fawad Khan / Redo Pakistan (Fatima Hussain and Hamja Ahsan) / Divya Mehra / Aninditta Dutta / Nidhi Jalan

Intervenors: Town Hall Meeting / Ad Hoc Vox / Shifter / Gresham’s Ghost / Parlour

Intervention 3 by  Shifter: Between Dog and Wolf
May 25th, 12 – 8:30 pm
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Good Looking: Vision and Society in Contemporary Art

Artists: Vandana Jain, Fawad Khan, Hasnat Mehmood, Yamini Nayar, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Sad’ia Rehman, Lala Rukh, Mahbub Shah

Curated by Atteqa Ali

Dec. 6 2009 – Jan. 10 2010

Grey Noise
8, A II, Valencia Housing Society,
Lahore 54000, Pakistan
+92 42 5189111
info@greynoise.org
www.greynoise.org

Visual art is so much about looking. As viewers of art, we might believe that all we need to perceive are eyes. Yet looking and seeing are not as simple as they seem. When we look at something, we make sense of it through an extended web of circumstances that effect our perception. It is an accepted belief today that all of us do not see in the same way because of our different experiences. In fact, the physiological process of visual perception itself is considered to be an act of interpretation. Our eyes interpret the information attained through coming into contact with visible light.

“Good looking” presents artworks that play with our vision in order to help us understand how we percieve the world around us. The works in this exhibition consider how people see and do not see, both literally and metaphorically. By pointing out the complexity of perception, the artists in this exhibition tell viewers that they have to consider the environment and conditions from which they emerge to appreciate how they comprehend what they see.

Forté issue 01

www.magazineforte.com

Contributors: Sarah Dziedzic, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Arlen Austin, Christine Rath Selhi, Tyler Coburn, Douglas Boatwright, Cara Benedetto, Sissy Doutsiou, Jeffrey Perkins, Josef Strau, Jennifer Piejko, Amy Owen and Elizabeth Hirsch.

Additional Assistance: Justin Luke, Andrea Lopez

Editors: Jacqueline Carpenter, Catherine Czacki, Georgia Sagri

Website and Audio Editing by Lev Kalman, Deep Vision Media

The Third Side (studies in radical nostalgia)

Interpretations in dance, theater and music/sound headlined by two NYC-based artists: choreographer and installation artist Rebecca Davis, and interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher, Sreshta Rit Premnath. A coterie of Portland performance artists respond with their own revisions of recollecting.

programmed by Bethany Ides
December 4 & 5
8 pm

Performance Works NorthWest

4625 SE 67th Ave.
Portland, OR

Tickets: $10 – $15
Reserve at 503-777-1907
or buy advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/88097

Alembic is an ongoing series of performative events at Performance Works NorthWest curated by guest artists from the worlds of dance, theater, visual and media arts.

THE THIRD SIDE of the tape occurs when the magnetic tape is twisted from exhaustion and outstrips its memory.

This program collects interpretations in dance, theater and music/sound — each internalized and processed before reemerging and taking new form. Rebecca Davis, a choreographer and installation artist based in Brooklyn, will premier “I’ll Crane for You,” the result of her participation in Deborah Hay’s 2008 Solo Commissioning Project. Interdisciplinary artist and independent researcher Sreshta Rit Premnath’s (NYC) score has instigated a group of local performers in dynamically rehashing a playlist of sappy 70’s folk songs. The songs once filled the halls of Premnath’s now-demolished art school as if a prelude to its demise. Culled from its ruins, these reinterpreted melodies configure a new site – half memorial, half razed ground..

Rebecca Davis (dance)
*premiere: solo adaptation of Deborah Hay’s “I’ll Crane For You”

Sreshta Rit Premnath (sound)
Ben Asriel (movement)
Jaime Lee Christiana (voice)
Emma Lipp (dissimulation)
Alicia McDaid (memorization)
Kaya Oneida (constellation, unearthed)

Moment as Monument (A Selection from Travancore)

Artists: Chitra Ganesh, Matthias Müller, Yamini Nayar, Srestha Rit Premnath, Mahbub Shah, Kiran Subbaiah, Haeri Yoo

Please join us for a viewing of works from our exhibition Moment as Monument in New Delhi. The selection will be on display at the gallery from November 12 – December 19, 2009.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 12, 6-8:30 pm

Thomas Erben Gallery
526 West 26th Street, floor 4
New York, NY 10001
212-645.8701

www.thomaserben.com
info@thomaserben.com

Beyond the Instance of an Ending

November 10th – December 10th, 2009

Herter Art Gallery
125a Herter Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

As art editors of the journal Rethinking Marxism, Susan Jahoda and Jesal Kapadia have put together Beyond the Instance of an Ending–a group exhibition that envisions education as a social movement, as theorized by Antonio Gramsci, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. The artists in the exhibition offer alternative approaches to discourse and the re-structuring of affect. Their works engage a politics of becoming; a process of rereading, recombining and revisioning–what are the potentialities of these engagements?

Participating Artists:
Eric Anglès & John Martin Widger, Sarah Beddington, Alexis Bhagat, Robert Blake, Pradeep Dalal, Yevgeniy Fiks, Benj Gerdes & Jennifer Hayashida, Susan Jahoda, Jesal Kapadia, Young Min Moon, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Harout Simonian, and Claudia Sohrens.

“We Must Indeed All Hang Together” @ SAIC

AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00
SAIC Sullivan Galleries
Sullivan. 36 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60603

Featuring work by:

Elijah Burgher
Rachelle Cohen
Daniel Everett
Sharon Hayes
Jesse Jagtiani
Rachel Mason
Jesse Mclean
Sreshta Rit Premnath
Luke Stettner
and Stephanie Syjuco
curated by Beth Capper, Paige Johnson, Ariel Pittman and Kelly Shindler
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Moment as Monument

Surrender
Hemali Bhuta
Ajit Chauhan
Siamak Filizadeh
Chitra Ganesh
Barbad Golshiri
Matthias Müller
Yamini Nayar
Vijai Patchineelam
Srestha Rit Premnath
Mahbub Shah
Kiran Subbaiah
Jaret Vadera
Haeri Yoo

August 18-25, 2009
Opening Reception: August 17, 6-9 pm

Travancore Palace – New Delhi
Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, near Bharti Vidya School
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GNOSOS at Printed Matter

84956Gnosos
Sreshta Rit Premnath
New York, NY: S. Premnath. 2008

Gnosis (from the Latin gnosos meaning “knowledge” and nosos meaning “disease”) is an intriguing meditation on the subjectivity of perception. Composed by artist Sreshta Rit Premnath, it consists of eight collaged silhouettes accompanied by two found texts: a 19th century clinical description of the neurological condition anosognosia and a list of CIA counterintelligence categories used in the interrogation of suspects.

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ON CERTAINTY AT BOSE PACIA + SHIFTER 14 RELEASE, MARCH 13, 6-8PM

On Certainty

Curated by Sreshta Rit Premnath
March 13 – April 18, 2009.

Opening (and SHIFTER14 release): Friday, March 13 from 6pm – 8 pm

Lindsay Benedict

Joshua Hart

Abhishek Hazra

Pat Palermo

Sreshta Rit Premnath

Kiran Subbaiah

Bose Pacia Gallery
508 West 26th Street on the 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10003Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6 pm and by appointment.
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NO SOCKPUPPET

Curated by: Michael J. G. Olsen

FEATURING Brian Belott, Richie Budd, Louis Cameron, Blalla Hallmann, Yamini Nayar, Tanyth Berkeley, Richard Tinkler, Kathy Grayson, Jason Gringler, YunNa Kim, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ellen K Levy, Neckface, Michael Perrone, Rit Premnath, Matthew Rodriguez, and Jim Wright.

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“BACK, FORTH AND ROUND ABOUT” AT THOMAS ERBEN GALLERY

Vijai Patchineelam, Sreshta Rit Premnath & Jaret Vadera

Rafil Kroll-Zaidi project space

February 19 – March 21, 2009
Opening: Thursday, February 19, 6-8:30 pm

Thomas Erben is excited to present a group of three artists who play with the poetics of relation, activating the spaces in between text, photography, painting, video, film and experience. Parallels, conundrums and paradoxes are the modus operandi used to illuminate the layered processes of making sense. Texts and still or moving images are partially erased, but then reappear in multiples, accretions or other media and slip back and forth between potential readings.
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Mornings in Mexicos @ Guangzhou Triennial

Organized by: Steven Lam, Tamar Guimaraes, Eric Angles

Kristina Ask (Denmark)
Daniel Andersson (Finland)
Avi Alpert (USA)
Eric Anglès (France/USA)
Ricardo Cuevas (Mexico)
Asa Elzen (Sweden)
Tamar Guimaraes (UK/Danmark/Brazil)
Carla Herrerra-Prats (USA/Mexico)
Jesal Kapadia (USA/India)
Jeuno Kim (Korea/Sweden)
Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden/Argentina)
Steven Lam (USA)
Erin Ming Lee (USA)
Sarah Lookofsky (Denmark/USA)
Kasper Akhøj (Denmark)
Sreshta Rit Premnath (USA/India)
Rebecka Thor (Sweden)
Edward Schexnayder (USA)

http://www.gztriennial.org/zhanlan/threeyear/4/24/6/

Current

GALLERYSKE, Bangalore is proud to present

A group show featuring works by Sreshta Premnath, Minam A., Sakshi Gupta, and Avinash Veeraraghavan.

Preview: Sunday, 20 July, 2008

On display: 21 July – 25 August, 2008

CURRENT features works by four young artists with current practices and creative vocabularies. The premise was simple: the artists were invited to respond to the word “current” with it’s various implications—of wind, water and electric currents and the quality of being immediate and contemporary. Each of the four artists has approached the idea with his/her own specific biases and predilections.

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The Audacity of Desperation

Avi Alpert and Sreshta Rit Premnath will be playing a game of Carrom, a tabletop game somewhat similar to billiards, between 6 and 8 pm on Saturday June 21st. Visitors are encouraged to join them (up to 4 people can play at a time). They will be happy to explain the rules of the game for those who have not played and also to converse about anything that may be of interest. Tea and cookies will be served, and books and seating will be made available for those who prefer to watch the game or read something rather than participate.

“The Audacity of Desperation”

Presented by PS 122 Gallery at DEMO Space 122

150 1st Avenue, enter on 1st Avenue, take stairs to second floor

June 19 – June 22, 2008

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WISP Studio Program Exhibition

Presented by Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
at 548 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor

May 17 – June 7, 2008

An exhibition of works by the 2007–08 Studio Program participants of the Independent Study Program:

ERIC ANGLÈS
LINDSAY BENEDICT
KAJSA DAHLBERG
CARLA EDWARDS
ÅSA ELZÉN
BEATRICE GIBSON
TAMAR GUIMARÃES
JANE JIN KAISEN
RUNO LAGOMARSINO
MELEKO MOKGOSI
SRESHTA RIT PREMNATH
SEAN RASPET
EDWARD SCHEXNAYDER
AUSTIN SHULL

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 17 5–8 pm

GALLERY HOURS
Daily 11 am–6 pm

AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES
Saturday, May 31 6:30–8 pm

The exhibition and all events take place at 548 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free.

Unnamable Name


Unnamable Name – January through March 2008
An installation within the book-stacks of Tompkins Library organized by Ithaca/NYC based artist Todd Ayoung

The library’s 2008 Series A Year of Art at the Library opens with a very different exhibit – Unnamable Name. Search for the exhibit within the book-stacks.

Unnamable Name is a group exhibition organized by the Ithaca/NYC based installation artist Todd Ayoung that includes works by visual artists working locally and internationally and using a variety of different media.Artists were asked to create work for underused non-art spaces inside the Tompkins County Public Library that addresses the repetition, persistence and notion of the “unnamable”, as a sighting between identity, or the naming of a category.

Participating artists include: Martha Rosler, Phill Niblock, Johan Grimonprez, Elisabeth Cohen, Jane Jin Kaisin, Ayisha Abraham, Greg Sholette, Rit Premnath, Kim Asbury, Buzz Spector, Dread Scott, Janet Koenig, Toby Greenberg, Katherine Liberovskaya, Kenseth Amstead, David Diao, Jacob Tell, Mierle Ukeles, Jenny Polak and Jeff de Castro with a Catalogue essay by Jelena Stojanovic and opening music by Chris White.

Black Box at Gallery SKE


BLACK BOX
SRESHTA PREMNATH

7th January, 2008 – 15th February, 2008
Preview 5th January, 2008, 7:00 PM onwards

Join us on Tuesday, 8th January, 6:00 – 7:30 PM for a conversation between Sreshta Premnath and Avinash Veeraraghavan.

GALLERYSKE
www.galleryske.com
Open 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Closed on Tuesdays
Sundays by appointment only

The Presidency 82
St. Marks Road
Bangalore- 560 001
(+91) (80) 4112 0873

“Phantom Moon” in Between To And From



First Look 2008 Emerging Artists Series
December 14, 2007 – January 25, 2008
New Jersey Visual Arts Center, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 6-8pm

Curated by Eleanor Eichenbaum and Veronica Mijelshon, the exhibition will showcase the recent works of Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Rachael Faillace, Richard Garrison, Heather Johnson, Caitlin Masley, Amanda Mathis, Sreshta Premnath, Daniel Seiple, and Letha Wilson.

More pics and info about this project here

Lush at Art Basel – Miami Beach

“Freedom of the Seas: Safe View”

Dec 6 – 9, 2008

Bani Abidi
Krishnaraj Chonat
Sakshi Gupta
Sreshta Premnath
Sudarshan Shetty
Avinash Veeraraghavan

Curated by Gallery SKE (Bangalore, India) and Tilton Gallery (New York City, USA)

MoCA Erased

After a month of trying to figure out why the Museum of Contextual Amputations was not loading I have come to the conclusion that it was erased.

This online Museum showcased objects, images and texts that specifically employed the following strategies:

1 Lies/ Deceit
2 Plagiarism
3 Embellishment/ Extension
4 Erasure/ Removal
5 De-contextualization and Re-contextualization
6 Myth and Fiction

However, on October 12th 2007 the site mysteriously stopped loading. On further investigation it was found that the php pages in the site had been over-written by a short repeating code. Was this the final intervention? Had someone erased the Museum? After all, that was the fourth tenet of the project – Erasure/ Removal. The Shifter team is trying to track down the culprit – The Columbus Day Marauder – while simultaneously considering how to act next.

Any help is welcome since it was never fully backed up and may take a long time to reconstruct. Please email us if you have any leads or suggestions on how to proceed: shiftermail@gmail.com

Usufruct

November 7 – 30, 2007
Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, OR
Opening/Artists Reception Nov. 7th, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Talk Nov. 28th, 6 pm

“…the freedom of individuals in a community to
appropriate resources merely by virtue of the fact
that they are using them.”
-Murray Bookchin, The Ecology Of Freedom

Jan Anderzen (Finland)
Rebecca Davis (NYC)
Helki Frantzen (NYC)
Josh Hart (NYC)
Harvest Henderson (PDX)
Linda Hutchins (PDX)
Diana Lang (PDX)
Dirk Lange (Germany)
Rhoda London (PDX)
Melody Owen (NYC)
Sreshta Premnath (NYC)
Dan Senn (PDX)
Jonathan VanDyke (NYC)
Bethany Wright (PDX).

Usufruct brings together artists who engage
trans-sculptural practices, taking inspiration from
everyday objects and experiences. Working in collage,
sculpture, installation, video and sound, these
artists construct a material body from the formerly
common, finding extraordinary ambiguities and
producing work as a series of questions.

If Then, As If

A “One Night Stand” curated by Branden Koch
April 28th, 2007
Ryan Brown, Vince Como, Cheryl Donegan, Paolo Javier, Suzanne Joelson,
Branden Koch, Sam Martineau, Charles Mayton, Tom Meacham,
Heidi Pollard, Rit Premnath, Gary Stephan

Collected

OPENSOURCE Art
March 8-31
Jeremy Beaudry, Peter Bushell, Anna Callahan, Brian Collier,
Alex Demaris, Stephanie Diamond, Amber Ginsburg, Bridget Griffin,
Cynthia Greig, Peter HappelChristian, Jesse Houlding, Lisa Jevbratt,
Tim Van Laar, Caleb Larsen, John Maters, Daryl McCurdy,
Jeff Murphy and Malena Bergmann, Susan Nevelow Mart,
Rit Premnath and the Trustees of the Museum of Contextual Amputations,
Gina Rymarcsuk, Molly Scott, Randall Szott, and Jeff Thompson.

Spectral Evidence

At Rotunda Gallery
Terry Adkins, Walead Beshty, Mary Billyou,
Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson,Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani,
Jill Godmilow, Olen Hsu, Simon Leung, Lin + Lam,
Conor McGrady, Sreshta Premnath, Elaine Reichek curated by Steven Lam

January 17 ? March 3, 2007
Opening: Wednesday, January 17 from 7 to 9 pm

In The Country of Last Things Forever

October 20-November 11, 2006

Limited engagement
A production of gallery aferro
73 market street, Newark NJ 07102

Eric Harvey Brown and Lori Baker
Maximilian Goldfarb
Bradley Lucas Hyppa
Reuben Lorch-Miller
Sreshta Rit Premnath
Christian Marc Schmidt
Pascual Sisto
Claritas PRIZM Demographics

Curated Annually by Emma Wilcox
Opening Reception Friday October 20, 6-9:30