Don’t Miss – Long Island City, NY: “The Pig” at Deitch Projects LIC, through August 9, 2009

August 7th, 2009

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Installation View at Deitch Projects in Long Island City via 16 Miles

“The Pig” will “make you show it to your best friend, and say yes” claims the press release. “The Pig” is at Deitch’s new studio in Long Island City and is curated by the participating artists. It is organized by the Italian multi-media artist Paola Pivi and Austrian pair Gelatin, hence the name “Pig.”  Works by Jim Drain, Paul Chan, Jeff Koons, Mario Grubisic, Paola Pivi, Gelatin, Simon Martin, Roberto Cuoghi and Schuyler Maehl are at show till August 9.

Related Links:
Deitch Projects redeems Your Faith [Interview Magazine]
Pig: Press Release [Deitch]
Deitch Studios [The New York Times]
The Pig at Deitch Projects Long Island City [16 Miles]

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Installation view “The Pig” at Deitch Projects via 16 Miles

More text and pictures after the jump…

Free Tibet
On exhibtion at Deitch Studio Free Tibet by Paola Pivi via New York Times

All kinds of mediums are employed in the creation of works exhibited at the new waterfront Queens studio of Deitch Projects; including paintings, videos, sculptures, photographs and installations. The color and the post-Pop thematic is what holds the works together in a cohesive show with a self-deprecating title.  It is a summer project at its core, yet educative with visiting artists like Dan Graham giving talks there.

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Henry Moore for the poor, Gelatin via Deitch

Most of the titles of the works exhibited at the Deitch Project’s “The Pig” are a commentary on the artworld or politics, as humorous and light as they may seem; including Gelatin’s “Henry Moore for the poor” and Paola Pivi’s “If you like it, thank you. If you don’t like it, I am sorry. Enjoy anyway”.

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Back to the 90s and back again, Gelatin, on view at Deitch Projects via Deitch

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If you like it, thank you. If you don’t like it, I am sorry. Enjoy anyway. Paola Pivi at Deitch Projects via Deitch

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Denis, Mario Grubisic via Deitch

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Utopia, Jim Drain via Deitch