INTERVENTIONS II – Press Release

INTERVENTIONS II – Press Release

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Group Exhibition – Reception: Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1 PM | On view: Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1 from 11 AM – 7 PM
Location: 257 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534

INTERVENTIONS II 

Artists: Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew duPont, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain, Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Iván Navarro, Ruby Palmer, Karina Skvirsky, Grace Sullivan, Dannielle Tegeder | Organizer: Isidro Blasco

Reception: Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1 PM | On view: Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1 from 11 AM – 7 PM
Location: 257 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534

For Immediate Release 

Having purchased a home in Hudson last November, Isidro Blasco has invited artists to apply their ideas to the structure before he begins the renovation that will allow himself and his family to occupy the house.

By inviting artists to realize their ideas on this house, we are investigating how the architectural elements of a house might turn out differently from what is generally accepted as normal. Long before this house was constructed (1850), it seems we all reached some conclusions about what a house is and should look like, and since then we’ve only seen certain sets of options on these basic elements, both in the interior and exterior design of a home. We are sure there are many more options, many more different paths to follow.

An artist comes into this house and applies his/her understanding of how reality works, how it can be manipulated. In all the cases, the artists haven’t done anything like this before, and they apply what they normally do in their studios in this new context. Eventually, we will find a way to incorporate these new approaches into the renovated home.

By doing this, we are implicitly rejecting the status quo of the standardized home, where decisions are based on economical or aesthetic factors and not through real perceptions of space and emotions. We look for a new path. An outcome more connected to contemporary inhabitants and users of a home. In doing so, familiar outcomes may find other solutions. Or so we hope.

Contact: Isidro Blasco
646-554-4692
isidroblasco@pobox.com
Press images available upon request