Assuming you have some interest in leaving your house occassionally, AFC presents a couple listings you can take or leave.
525 West 22nd Street
February 17 to April 1
Opening: February 17 6-8pm
It appears as though this young west coast painter has been looking at the Dana Schutz style handbook. If she were dead for two hundred years this would be acceptable, but as contemporaries the work gets labeled as derivative. Well, in as much as one can tell anything from a jpg.
New General Catalog 224
140 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover, And Their Dinner Guests; Twelve experimental nights of “dinner for two”.
A curatorial project by Trong Nguyen.
Dates: March 11, 14, 18, 21 and April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Care to participate in an event that promises half the intrigue of the book? This may be for the better since I doubt there is much appeal in a dining experience that promises cannibalism. Submit a request to dine and you may be granted the opportunity to eat alphabet soup and play a scrabble game that will determine to mood of your dinner experience. Or something like that. One of the features of this event is that each dinner is completely different, and a surprise to the diner.
Will it be any good? Not surprisingly, I’m sure if you ask Nguyen he’ll tell you it’s great. The last time I ran into the curator, in the process of describing his work, he informed me, “There is no way you could not like the project.”refering to a past project “It’s that good”. Assuming one isn’t turned off by egoism he may have a point, but not being one of these people I never stopped by. Begrudgingly, I have to admit that many of his projects at least sound interesting. For more information visit New General Catalogue.