Exhibition

Rancourt/Yatsuk, Phase IV

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RELATED EVENTS

Dec 19, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Nov 14, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Dec 12, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Nov 21, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Dec 5, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Nov 7, 2009
Public Program
Phase IV Open House
Nov 18, 2009
Public Program
Erratic Anthropologies Performa 09 Event
Nov 11, 2009
Public Program
Erratic Anthropologies Performa 09 Event
Oct 29, 2009–Jan 9, 2010
Exhibition
Rancourt/Yatsuk, Phase IV
New Commissions

Rancourt/Yatsuk, Phase IV

Justin Rancourt, Chuck Yatsuk
Curated by Nina Horisaki-Christens

In Phase IV artists Rancourt/Yatsuk enact the story of fictitious star realtor Don Donavucci and his desperate attempts to construct the model home for his idyllic community during the height of the housing market crash. Donavucci’s fantastic architectural vision (a mixture of elegant suburban excess and raw construction materials) will house a series of “OPEN HOUSE” days, where Don will be on-site to show his creation and attempt to make the sale. Drawing inspiration from failed suburban housing developments of the past century, Phase IV will investigate issues of sustainability, urbanization, and limitations of natural resources. Phase IV seeks out the dramatic extremes of the housing crash to reveal the grim human ecology that has spread throughout United States and the world.

Presented by Art in General for Performa 09.

Rancourt/Yatsuk on Phase IV from Art in General on Vimeo.

Justin Rancourt and Chuck Yatsuk are two young lifestyle artists who orchestrate events and exhibitions centered on American leisure pastimes: mixing drinks, motivational speaking, real estate speculation, multi-level marketing, boating, and vacation planning. Born in Florida, Rancourt/Yatsuk currently live and work in New York City. They have shown both nationally and internationally at locations including Kate Werble Gallery and Schroeder Romero in New York, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Center For Contemporary Art (CCA) in Kitakyushu, Japan, and Kunst Projects in Berlin. Collaboratively, Rancourt/Yatsuk have been awarded residencies at Seok-su Art Project in Anyang, Korea and with In You We Trust, in Cushendall, Northern Ireland.

For more about Rancourt/Yatsuk please visit their website at http://rancourt-yatsuk.com/

Presented by Art in General for Performa 09.

Performa 09 (November 1-22, 2009) is the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. www.performa-arts.org

The New Commissions Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

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PRESS

  • Chen Tamir, Mining the Remnants, ArtSlant, November 15, 2009 <a href= http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/11514 target=blank> http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/11514
  • Stephen Squibb, Erratic Antrhopologies at Art in General, Idiom, November 12, 2009, <a href=http://idiommag.com/2009/11/erratic-anthropologies-at-art-in-general/ target=blank> http://idiommag.com/2009/11/erratic-anthropologies-at-art-in-general/
  • Kelsey Keith, “Exclusive: Art Duo Rancourt/Yatsuk Talk Pranks and Urban Sprawl”, Flavorwire, Blog Archive, October 16, 2009, http://flavorwire.com/43772/exclusive-art-duo-rancourtyatsuk-talk-pranks-and-urban-sprawl