Exhibitions Opening with Performances by Lea Cetera and Kaspars Groševs

Opening
Jan 22, 2015
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Lily’s Pool 2, 2014-15. Courtesy of the artists and kim? Contemporary Art Centre.

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Lea Cetera in collaboration with Ivy Haldeman,
Abject Affection (video still), 2014. Courtesy the artists.

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Michael Linares, A Random History of The Stick (still), 2014. Courtesy the artist.

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Exhibitions Opening with Performances by Lea Cetera and Kaspars Groševs
Thursday, January 22, 6–8pm

Art in General
79 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013 map

Art in General is pleased to present Lily’s Pool curated by kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga on the 6th floor; in addition to the New Commission Sprawl with Lea Cetera in the Storefront Project Space and solo exhibition A Random History of The Stick in the Musée Minuscule with Michael Linares curated by Kristen Chappa.

Performances by Kaspars Groševs and Lea Cetera will take place during the opening reception.

Groševs’ karoke performance is inspired by Latvian sculptor and writer Edward Leedskalnin (b. 1887) who crafted the Coral Castle monument in Florida after emigrating to the United States. Coral Castle was dedicated to the artist’s former Latvian lover he called “Sweet Sixteen.”

Lily’s Pool: Kaspars Groševs, Ieva Kraule, Kristine Kursiša & Miks Mitrevics, Daria Melnikova, Evita Vasiljeva, Armands Zelčs
International Collaborations Program

Lea Cetera: Sprawl
An Art in General New Commission

Michael Linares: A Random History of The Stick
Musée Minuscule

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General Support of Art in General is provided by General Hardware Manufacturing Inc.; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Lambent Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Greenwich Collection; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; the William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New Commissions Program is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Trust for Mutual Understanding; National Endowment for the Arts; and Jerome Foundation. Support has also been provided by Commissioners’ Circle leaders Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc; Commissioners’ Circle supporters Sandra Ho and Jang Kim, and Cher Lewis, and Commissioners’ Circle members Roya Khadjavi-Heidari, Mary Lapides, Richard Massey, Ron and Lucille Neeley, and Leslie Ruff.

Additional Support for Lily’s Pool has been provided by Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, the Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Vivacolor, kultura.lv, Absolut, VKN, Valmiermuižas alus, Rīga TV24, Pieci.lv, and Delfi. This exhibition marks the opening of the public diplomacy and cultural program for the Latvian Presidency of the Council for the European Union in the United States of America.

Additional special event support provided by ROOT Studios.


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Project Descriptions:

Lily's Pool: Kaspars Groševs, Ieva Kraule, Kristine Kursiša & Miks Mitrevics, Daria Melnikova, Evita Vasiljeva, Armands Zelčs
Michael Linares: A Random History of The Stick
Lea Cetera: Sprawl