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"To the Trade: An Out-of-the-ordinary Approach to Arts Presentation"
2001-10-27 until 2001-11-24
USA United States of America
For the last ten years, art has been moving away from instances of representation and engaging in a deeper and closer relationship with reality. This trend is clearly illustrated as DiverseWorks makes the transition from art space to exposition hall for To the Trade, an out-of-the-ordinary approach to arts presentation.
To the Trade is a trade show for the art industry. Curated by Bernard Brunon (Texas) and Jade Dellinger (Florida), the exhibition doubles as an actual trade fair oriented towards providing services and where the viewers are able to commission the services offered. From security systems to vegetable gardens, the products in this show, both real and conceptual, offer an interesting commentary on the ways artists support themselves. Artists will be on hand in this gallery-turned-exposition hall for demonstrations, presentations, panel discussions and workshops all open to the public. To The Trade provides a real-time, real-world situation where object and product yield to service and where art and business merge.
Artists represented in To the Trade include Nicholas Floc’h, Ligne Grore, Soussan, Ltd., Studio Orta, Story – Paula Hayes, GLOBO, The Thing, Global Art Observatory, Artworm, Co., ®™ark, Andrea Blum, Gaylen Gerber, That’s Painting Productions, zingmagazine, and FAL-CON International.
Bernard Brunon has curated numerous exhibitions for the Musee d’Art Contemporain (Lyon, France). In Houston he has curated three exhibitions for DiverseWorks (1985, 1987 and 1994) as well as a round of installations for Project Row Houses. Jade Dellinger has independently organized exhibitions of American and European contemporary artists in galleries, museums and alternative space in the U.S., Europe and South Asia.