Inscribing the Temporal consists of three components:
1. Documentation of artworks, some of which will be
reactivated in the context of Vienna, drawing from several
recent New York projects and exhibitions that have taken
place in non-art environments and require local collaboration
of some sort. Three ongoing projects were the starting
point for selecting works.
The Brewster Project is a situationist art event that
has taken place in the village of Brewster, New York
for one weekend in July for the last two years, in which
the organizers, in collaboration with residents of the
village, invite curators to invite artists whose projects
respond to the community of Brewster.
16 Beaver Group is "the address of a space [located
in the financial district of lower Manhattan] initiated/run
by artists to create and maintain an ongoing platform
for the presentation, production, and discussion of
a variety of artistic/cultural/economic/political...projects."
Tugboat Film and Video Series is an ongoing series
of public screenings and installations taking place
in various locations along New York City's waterfront,
presenting media-based works that are thematically and/or
aesthetically linked to the waterfront.
Selected artists and collectives include: AFAME, Stephan
Apicella-Hitchcock, John Borba, Matthew Buckingham,
Cabinet Magazine, Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), Tara
Fracalossi, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, 16Beaver Group,
Austin Thomas, and others. Organized by Sara Reisman.
2. A series of panels organized by the Kunsthalle Exnergasse
responding to the New York-based works in the exhibition,
drawing connections between New York and Vienna-based
3. Two archives - one for Vienna and one for New York
- of recent projects and selected ephemera from the
alternative space movement, and related documentation
of alternative artistic and curatorial practices. The
archives will be available for research purposes during
the course of the show. The Vienna archive is being
compiled Hemma Schmutz and Peter Szely, and the New
York archive is being compiled by Rebecca Guber, Elizabeth
Hires, and Sara Reisman.
A second exhibition of Inscribing the Temporal is being
planned for New York City in late 2003 or early 2004.