Artist Update – Karim Hamid
Karim’s work will next be shown at SCOPE NY, March 3-7 10 and he’s also part of the upcoming group exhibition “Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin, 25 Feb 2010 – 20 Mar 2010, The Observatory, 7-11 Sir John Rogersons Quay in Dublin Ireland organized by our friends at Blue Leaf Gallery.
We’re excited about Karim’s two upcoming editorials in contemporary art magazines Empty (Australia) and Elephant (London/Amsterdam) as well. They’re both arriving in March.
Wildly Different Things – Press Release
“The dire predictions of global homogenization are just not true. There’s a lot of shared information, but people do wildly different things with it.”
This was the conclusion of Robert Storr, American artist, Dean of Yale University School of Art and curator of the 2007 Venice Biennale after visiting hundreds of artists on five continents.
The exhibition ‘Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin’ will bring together a sampling of current thought-provoking art being produced by artists thousands of miles apart—from North America’s art capital, New York, and from one of Europe’s most westerly capitals, Dublin. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to contemplate the commonalities and differences in work by artists living on separate continents accessing shared information.
‘Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin’ invites audiences to arrive at their own conclusions: Is shared information giving rise to global homogenization among artists’ work? Or, are artists absorbing shared information to present new perspectives and to create different means of expression—individually or collectively as geographic regions—that stands apart from art produced elsewhere?
The exhibition will present work by artists working in diverse strands to include painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, video and film.
The programme will include an evening of responses from poets and performance artists to visual works as well as informal panel discussions. The programme’s aim is to create a distilled art experience, bridging elements from the biennale, museum and gallery environments to create a contemporary hybrid art experience for the audience.
Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin’ opens 25th February 2010 at ‘The Observatory’, 7-11 Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin 2. The exhibition continues until 20th March and will be open to the public 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday; 12pm to 4pm Saturday.
Curated by Ciara Gibbons and Jane Ross (Dublin) and Karim Hamid , Andreas Kuefer, Elena Avesani and Giulia Coccia (New York), ‘Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin’ is presented by BlueLeaf Unlimited in its support of critical art practices. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Absolut Vodka, Quinlan Private, Poetry Ireland and the United States Embassy, Dublin who are pleased to promote this intercultural event which will take place during ‘Irish American Heritage Month’ to be declared by President Obama on 1st March 2010.