Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World



Jun 11, 2005
Public Program
Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World
May 31, 2005
Public Program
Roundtable Discussion
Mar 7, 2005–Jun 25, 2005
Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World
Apr 17, 2005–Jun 25, 2005
Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World
Artist Residency

Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World

Andreja Kulunčić
Curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Additional participants Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka

For her residency, Andreja Kulunčić sought to learn about the structure of the New York art world, including its access points, major players, and rules of operation. Since arriving in New York, Kulunčić has attended various openings, parties, open studio events, and public programs; she has also interviewed dozens of artists, collectors, and arts professionals. Throughout her research, Kulunčić has documented her findings using video and audio with the assistance of Ivo Martinovic. During the last month of the residency, the gallery will be used as a site of production for the book Dummies’ Guide to the New York Art World, which will be published in the winter of 2005. Visitors are invented to contribute their own experiences in the art world via audio, video and anonymous questionnaires.

In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.

This residency and exhibition are part Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange (EERE) gives artists an opportunity to create a new work in a new context, and to meet and interact with art communities in Eastern Europe and New York City. Andreja Kulunčić was nominated to the EERE by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia.

Andreja Kulunčić’s residency is made possible by the generous support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Heathcote Art Foundation/FACE Croatia Program. Additional support has been provided by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.


  • Rutter, Ben. “Identify Yourself.” NY Arts Magazine 10, no. 7 (2005), http://www.nyartsmagazine.com.
  • King, Carol. “Eager to Be Noticed, Croatian Artists Set Their Sights on New York.” The New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast), June 23, 2005.