Henriette Ronner-Knip, A Bichon, 19th century, oil on canvas, Netherlands. From the online exhibition “The Bichon Frisé in Art,” assembled by Edward J. Shephard Jr.
Is Art Since the Summer of '69 an alternative space, a series of itinerant exhibition projects, or a commercial gallery? Its organizers, curator Hanne Mugaas, artist Paul-Aymar Mourgue d'Algue, and Salon 94 director Fabienne Stephan, don’t let classification guide their program. Art Since the Summer of '69 is first and foremost a curatorial project by the three organizers, dedicating to showcasing emerging art, newly located in a six-by-sixteen-foot sliver of a room in a Lower East Side office building. Often guarded by Mourgue d'Algue's and Stephan’s tiny daschund, Ludwig von Truffle, the space bears an inextricable link to dogs: not only is their next show titled “The Bichon Frisé in Art,” (a small curly lap dog) but after two exhibitions the gallery has mounted, they've had two mentions in the New York Times, both of which were paired with images of canines.
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