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METAXY MAS / IN-BETWEEN US 
03/04/17 - 17/09/17

Chapter 1 - April 3 - May 25 - DaDa Da Academy - Present
Preview: Monday April 3, 8 pm - 11:30 pm
Lunch Breaks: April 8 - 9th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Viewing Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm and by appointment 

Chapter 2 - June 1 - July 25 - Interstices
Chapter 3 - August 1 - September 17 - Separation Perfected

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“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” In memory of John Berger (1926-2017)—————-

IFAC Arts proudly presents METAXY MAS (IN-BETWEEN US), a multi-platform curatorial experiment that brings together a diverse group of international artists and curators in Athens Greece. Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of IFAC Arts and documenta 14 we open the premier exhibition on April 3rd with “Present” by DaDa Da Academy. 

Artists include: Eleni Bagaki, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Socrates Fatouros, Rui Miguel Leitao Ferreira, Vaggelis Hoursoglou, Georges Jacotey, Robert Jelinek, Albert Mayr, Panos Papadopoulos, Elisabeth Penker, Tula Plumi, Nana Sahini, Sofia Stevi, Sofia Touboura, Petros Touloudis, Amalia Vekri, Lee Wells and others.



And this unprofessional, unexpressed question is the one worth answering. A zoo is a place where as many species and varieties of animals as possible are collected in order that they can be seen, observed, studied. In principle, each cage is a frame round the animal inside it. Visitors visit the zoo to look at animals. They proceed from cage to cage, not unlike visitors in an art gallery who stop in front of one painting, and then move on to the next or the one after next. Yet in the zoo the view is always wrong. Like an image out of focus.
Why look at animals, John Berger, 2009

DaDa Da Academy is a traveling Academy with a strong amount of artistic freedom, consisting mainly by artists of the Athenian and Viennese avant-garde scene. The Academy’s foremost characteristics are improvisation, interactivity, and a flair for the unexpected. Their arbitrary language explores the different possibilities of the indefinite and elicits irreconcilably contradictory meanings. Founded by Panos Papadopoulos and Elisabeth Penker. http://www.dadadaacademy.com

Metaxy Mas encourages the viewer to read between the lines, beyond pastiche art world styles and discourses, to discuss the intertwined nature of perception, ideas, and knowledge in the supermodern era. Strongly rooted in painting, sculpture, and philosophy, the exhibition moves the participant forward into a dialogue to better understand the inherently problematic cycle between tradition and innovation. Each of these positions manifests a different view regarding Plato's becoming and being; again the place in between each of these poles of experience is metaxy. 

IFAC Arts is an independent curatorial platform based in New York City and Athens Greece. Founded in 1996, IFAC is a semi-nomadic project space functioning in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network expanding on the avant garde.

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Please see full schedule of events, screenings, and discussions at: www.ifac-arts.com

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IFAC ATHINA
METAXY MAS / IN BETWEEN US
03/04/17 - 17/09/17

Το IFAC Arts με χαρά παρουσιάζει το METAXY MAS (IN-BETWEEN US), ένα πολυεπίπεδο επιμελητικό πείραμα που συγκεντρώνει μια ευρεία ομάδα διεθνών καλλιτεχνών και επιμελητών στην Αθήνα. Συμπίπτοντας χρονικά με την 20η επέτειο του IFAC Arts και την Documenta 14, οι δράσεις του METAXY MAS διαρθρώνονται σε 3 Κεφάλαια: 

Κεφάλαιο 1: 03/04/17 – 25/05/17 Present: DaDa Da Academy
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Κεφάλαιο 2: 01/06/17 – 25/07/17 Interstices                                                      
Κεφάλαιο 3: 01/08/17 – 17/09/17 Separation Perfected - Global Call for Artists

Το Κεφάλαιο 1 ξεκινάει με την έκθεση «Present», της κολλεκτίβας DaDa Da Academy, τη Δευτέρα 3 Απριλίου 2017.

Το DaDa Da Academy είναι μια περιοδεύουσα Ακαδημία με μεγάλη καλλιτεχνική ελευθερία, αποτελούμενη κυρίως από καλλιτέχνες της Αθηναϊκής και Βιεννέζικης avant-garde σκηνής. Τα σημαντικότερα χαρακτηριστικά της Ακαδημίας είναι ο αυτοσχεδιασμός, η διαδραστικότητα, και μια έφεση για το απροσδόκητο. Η αυθόρμητη γλώσσα της Ακαδημίας διερευνά τις διαφορετικές δυνατότητες του αόριστου και εκμαιεύει αδιάλλακτα αντιφατικά νοήματα. Ιδρύθηκε από τον Πάνο Παπαδόπουλο και την Elisabeth Penker.
http://www.dadadaacademy.com/
Συμμετέχουν οι καλλιτέχνες: Antonakis, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Σωκράτης Φατούρος, Rui Miguel Leitao Ferreira, Βαγγέλης Χούρσογλου, Λάκης & Άρης Ιωνάς / The Callas, Georges Jacotey, Robert Jelinek, Albert Mayr, Πάνος Παπαδόπουλος, Elisabeth Penker, Τούλα Πλουμή, Νανά Σαχίνη, Σοφία Στέβη, Σοφία Τούμπουρα, Πέτρος Τουλούδης, Αμαλία Βεκρή, Vincent Verhoef, Lee Wells και άλλοι.
 
Present: DaDa Da Academy
Εγκαίνια: Δευτέρα 3 Απριλίου, 8:00 μ.μ. - 11:30 μ.μ.   
Lunch Breaks & Ομιλίες: Σάββατο 8 Απριλίου & Κυριακή 9 Απριλίου, 2:00 μ.μ. - 5:00 μ.μ., Texas BBQ & Ομιλίες Καλλιτεχνών
Ωράριο Λειτουργίας: Τετάρτη – Σάββατο 1:00 μ.μ. – 6:00 μ.μ. και κατόπιν ραντεβού
Διεύθυνση: Γαλαξία 11, Νέος Κόσμος

Διαβάστε περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για το METAXY MAS και για τα επόμενα κεφάλαια στο Δελτίο Τύπου που επισυνάπτεται.
Για πληροφορίες Τύπου:
Αγγελική Ζερβού
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February 2 - March 2, 2017

Join us for the first exhibition of 2017 at IFAC Athina with painting, drawing, sculpture and video (simultanious video screenings in New York and Berlin)

“Neo-Past-Forward v.1.0” is a disjointed narrative of complex thoughts, emotions and contemporary discourse. Godard said, “The so-called ‘digital’ is not a mere technical medium, but a medium of thought. Yet theorists try to define our times through terms like Post-Internet, Post-Truth, and Post Reality, artists return to Praxis by directly engaging their environment through the creation of new philosophical labyrinths and continued détournement of etheric physical situations. Once what was common space and restricted to the city square has now become a public global sphere (Öffentlichkeit) of influence. As Jurgen Habermas stated, this space was “coextensive with public authority.” Today the public hypersphere has given agency to an inclusive borderless private/public dimension. A super modern avant-garde is investigating and challenging this public/private authority and opens new windows of opportunity in strategic attempts to create new meaning.

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Presenting the work of Panos Papadopolous, Katerina Papazissi,
Pierrot Carrilero, Leandros Pigades, Charles Irvin, Vargas Suarez Universal, Vangelis Choursoglou, Simone Gad, Nikos Kanarelis, Alfredo Martinez. 


with videos by Bibbe Hansen, dNASAb, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Patrick Lichty, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Sean Capone, Second Front

Video Exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage Anchorage Place & Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 6PM – 10PM and will be presented via “live feed” in Athens, Greece at the International Fine Arts Consortium 7-10 pm and in Berlin at the Fata Morgana Project Space Gallery in Berlin at 170 Torstrasse Berlin, Mitte - http://www.fatamorganagalerie.com/

About LIGHT YEAR:
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing public art video projection project presented monthly on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage by 3_Search (a.k.a.: Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Business Improvement District and the NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curatorsfrom around the world.

About FATA MORGANA
Project Fata Morgana (at 170 Torrstrasse) is a non nested group of international and inter disciplined artists and curators working often individually and seasonally collectively to explore the cross fertilization of ideas through various visual approaches and mediums. The uniqueness of Fata Morgana will be its stance as a non collective collective, with all members freely exploring their own individual ideologies, aesthetics and political views. 

 

 

 

 

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Early Deadline June 1
Late Deadline July 1
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Metaxy Mas (In Between Us)
April 3 - September 17, 2017

Chapter 1 - April 3 - May 25
Present : DaDa Da Academy
Preview: Monday April 3, 8 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapter 2 - June 1 - July 25
Interstices
Preview: Thursday June 1, 8 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapter 3 - August 1 - Sept 17
Separation Perfected - Global Call for Artists

IFAC Arts proudly presents
METAXY MAS (IN-BETWEEN US), a multi-platform curatorial experiment that brings together a diverse group of international artists and curators in Athens Greece to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of IFAC Arts and documenta 14.

Metaxy Mas encourages US, the viewer, to read between the lines, beyond pastiche art world styles and discourses to discuss the intertwined nature of perception, ideas, and knowledge in the supermodern era. Strongly rooted in painting, sculpture, and philosophy, the exhibition moves the participant forward into a dialogue about grand narratives and new medias in an attempt to better understand the inherently problematic cycle between tradition and innovation.

Metaxy Mas attempts to expand on questions about the space between the true and false, the positive and negative, the public and private, the real and virtual, the finite and infinite and more. Each of these positions manifests a different view regarding Plato's becoming and being; again the place in between each of these poles of experience is metaxy.

Project Room will be a modulating site for the presentation of new ideas through a schedule of events, screenings, performances, popups, field trips, calls to action, and other random happenings added throughout the course of the exhibition.

Connect with us on Facebook for the most up to date information.
https://www.facebook.com/ifacathina/
We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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APRIL - JUNE 2017

IFAC Athina
11 Galaxia, Neos Kosmos
Athina 117 45 Greece
T +30 694 242 7512

 

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New Work by Nico Smith
12/12/16 - 03/12/17

IFAC Presents new work by the East Village artist Nico Smith. Born in 1942, Nico Dios Smith is a modernist painter of the New York school and first began exhibiting his paintings while studying at the Art Students League of New York in the early 1960's on the historic East 10th Street “Gallery Row” as a young member of 2nd generation and his work is quintessentially abstract expressionist. This new body of work juxtaposes two concurrent styles follow and advance the canon of American painting.

 

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Robert Cottingham and Richard Meiers
September 21st – December 28th, 2016

IFAC Arts and The Yard Lower East Side present printed works by the American artists Robert Cottingham and Richard Meiers. Both born in the mid-1930’s the artists juxtapose ideas of architecture and pop culture with two unique styles influenced from advertising and the urban pre-digital landscape.

Robert Cottingham, (b.1935) is known as photorealist of Ameriacana, built on the work of pop artists such as Andy Warhol, with whom he shared a background in advertising. Warhol's use of commercial processes in his paintings and prints offered a useful paradigm for Cottingham by promoting an aesthetic of slick, flawless surfaces and untempered subject matter.

Richard Meier, (b.1934) most know as the world renowned architect began making collages almost 55 years ago, as a young student in Rome collecting crumpled papers and other detritus he found strewn throughout the city's ancient streets. [...] Meier joins a rich tradition of architects devoted to the art of collage—including Mies van der Rohe's De Stijl-inflected outings, Archigram's and Superstudio's psychedelic utopian visions, and OMA's postmodernist mashups.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 6 - 15, 2016
IFAC Athina 

Opening Reception June 6th, 6-10 pm

IFAC is proud to present the outcomes of a two year Erasmus + project entitled Exploring our Values as Europeans will be held in Athens at: IFAC Athina, Galaxia 11, Neos Kosmos.

Over the past two years, young people from Byron College in Athens, together with Ludwig-Erhard-Berufskolleg in Münster, Germany, and BG Klusemannstraße in Graz, Austria, have been involved in an intensive exploration of common European values. The final exhibition, created in collaboration with the Münster School of Design, will display the multi-modal outcomes of their varied experiences.

The exhibition includes a selection of photographs, sculptures, collages, video and audio material, through which the visitor will explore what the students learned about the European values of solidarity, democracy, human dignity, religious tolerance, gender equality and freedom of speech. Moreover, the exhibition addresses issues that are of particular relevance now that the European Union is faced with challenges such as the current refugee and economic crisis.

The exhibition will appeal to anyone who has an interest in European values. You are kindly invited to attend. It opens in Athens on Monday, 6 June and runs till Wednesday, 15 June 2016. For group bookings, please call Byron College on tel. 210-6047722-5 (ext.104).

For more information, please consult

www.facebook.com/exploringeuropeanvalues

Byron College in Athens, Greece, is a British International School that follows the UK National Curriculum.

Ludwig-Erhard-Berufskolleg in Münster, Germany, is a vocational college that focuses primarily on business and administration.

BRG Klusemannstraße in Graz, Austria, is a highly innovative school, where many new ideas regarding teaching and learning are developed.

Erasmus + (Πρόγραμμα Εράσμους +)
«Εξερευνώντας τις Ευρωπαϊκές Αξίες μας»

Από 6 ως 15 Ιουνίου 2016 θα παρουσιαστούν σε μια έκθεση η οποία θα φιλοξενηθεί στην γκαλερί της IFAC Athina (Γαλαξία 11, Νέος Κόσμος) τα αποτελέσματα μιας διετούς συνεργασίας τριών δευτεροβάθμιων εκπαιδευτικών ιδρυμάτων στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος Εράσμους + της Ε.Ε.

Τα τελευταία δύο χρόνια μαθητές από το Byron College της Αθήνας μαζί με μαθητές από το Ludwig-Erhard-Berufskolleg του Μύνστερ της Γερμανίας, καθώς και από το BG Klusemannstraße του Γκρατς της Αυστρίας, έχουν εξερευνήσει εντατικά τις κοινές ευρωπαϊκές αξίες τους. Η τελική έκθεση η οποία έχει υλοποιηθεί σε συνεργασία με την Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών του Μύνστερ θα παρουσιάζει τα αποτέλεσματα των πολύπλευρων εμπειριών των μαθητών.

Η έκθεση περιλαμβάνει μια σειρά από επιλεγμένες φωτογραφίες, γλυπτά, κολάζ, βίντεο και ακουστικό υλικό, μέσω του οποίου ο επισκέπτης θα μπορεί να «ανακαλύψει» τι έμαθαν οι μαθητές για τις αξίες της αλληλεγγύης, της δημοκρατίας, της ανθρώπινης αξιοπρέπειας, της θρησκευτικής ελευθερίας, της ισότητας των φύλων και της ελευθερίας του λόγου. Αυτές οι αξίες είναι ιδιαίτερα επίκαιρες τη στιγμή που η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση αντιμετωπίζει προκλήσεις, όπως το προσφυγικό και η οικονομική κρίση.

Είναι σίγουρο ότι η έκθεση θα ενδιαφέρει οποιονδήποτε συμμερίζεται τις ευρωπαϊκές αξίες. Είστε ευπρόσδεκτοι να την επισκεφτείτε. Η έκθεση θα είναι ανοιχτή από την Δευτέρα, 6 Ιουνίου, μέχρι την Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουνίου, από τις 10πμ-2μμ. Το Σαββατοκύριακο θα είναι ανοιχτή από τις 11πμ-1μμ. Για ομαδικές κρατήσεις παρακαλείστε να επικοινωνήσετε με το Byron College στο τηλ. 210-6047722-5 (εσωτερική γραμμή 104).

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να επισκεφτείτε την ιστοσελίδα:

www.facebook.com/exploringeuropeanvalues

Το Byron College είναι ένα Διεθνές Βρετανικό σχολείο στην Αθήνα το οποίο ακολουθεί τα πρότυπα του Βρετανικού εκπαιδευτικού συστήματος.

Το Ludwig-Erhard-Berufskolleg του Μύνστερ της Γερμανίας είναι ένα Επαγγελματικό Κολλέγιο το οποίο εστιάζει στον τομέα της επιχειρηματικότητας και της διοίκησης.

Το BRG Klusemannstraße του Γκρατς της Αυστρίας είναι ένα καινοτόμο σχολείο, όπου δοκιμάζονται πολλές νέες ιδέες σχετικά με τη διδασκαλία και τη μάθηση.

 


 

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Terry “Kid Lucky” Lewis
Voices of Madness



Performance May 5, 8:30-9:15pm

IFAC - Rooftop @ The Yard


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New York, NY 10002


IFAC presents sunset performance "Voices of Madness" A soundscape that explores the mental state of human beings in situations of stress and complete mental breakdown. Combining vocal soundscapes and words, Kid Lucky touches subjects such as, Trump, transgender rights, religion, mental Illness and more.

Kid Lucky is a vocal sound artist who uses the voice to create sonic pictures and invoke various emotions to the listener. Kid Lucky specializes in beatboxing, floetry and scatting. Since 1996 Kid Lucky has been considered one of the most cuttting edge vocalists in the world. In 1996 he formed his first all vocal band called Real Conscious Venue with two friends. After that he formed another group called Urban Chants. Kid Lucky spent the next few years developing his vocal craft and presenting it all over New York City. He moved to Prague for two years in 2008 and there he developed a vocal style he calls BEATRHYMING - beatboxing and rhyme flow at the same time. Kid Lucky's vocal style is a combination of four different vocal techniques into one, beatboxing, spoken word, scatting, and Tuvan throat singing. Combined, these four techniques are the foundation for beatrhyming.

Kid Lucky is a master improviser who has been improvising since 1996. He has trained in free jazz from masters such as Sabir Mateen, David Pleasant, Daniel Carter, Mem Nahader, Meg Montgomery and Butch Morris. He has worked with hip hop freestyle masters such as MC Supernatural, Rahzel, Doug E Fresh, Baba Israel, Hired Gun, Breeze Evahflowin, Akim Funk Buddha. He has collaborated with many artists including Stevie Wonder, Cleve Douglas, Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs, JT Lewis, Amayo, Bill Etra, Brandon Emerick, Missy Galore, Bec Stupac, and more all improvised.

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"Revolution" Beatrhyme Freestyle

 

 

 

Simone Gad
Animaux Rescues

 
05/05/16 - 09/10/16

Reception May 5, 6:00-9:30 pmifac-simone-gad-cover-web
Artist talk: 8:00 pm

Sunset Rooftop Performance by 
Kid Lucky 8:30



IFAC @ The Yard
 Lower East Side
85 Delancey Street 2nd - 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10002


IFAC is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Simone Gad. Animaux Rescues, a series of 30 new works on paper which present expressive and spontaneous portraits of rescued pets and offer a subtle metaphor on the human condition. Gad’s dogs, cats, and bunnies, many found on rescued animal pages on the internet, are personally cathartic and a way for her to shelter the found images by incorporating and immortalizing them into her work.

Self taught and highly prolific, Gad’s work is reminiscent of the drawings of the CoBrA/Situationist artist Asger Jorn, early Andy Warhol, and Art Brut. She is more well know for juxtaposing these pets to provocative female pinup photographs of women from the 1950s, 60s, 70s. Her work engages a dialogue between inter-species relationships, self reflection, and the underbelly of Hollywood in an attempt to provide comfort for the human and the animal to overcome personal and societal trauma from war and abuse.

Simone Gad, Born in Brussels, Belgium to holocaust survivors from Poland, she moved with her family to Los Angeles in the early 1950’s as a young child. She is a painter, assemblage/collage, performance artist, and actress who rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. After being introduced to the Fluxus movement in 1972 by Al Hansen and Wallace Berman, she began making collage and assemblage painting collages. Gad’s work is a feminist critique on Hollywood that explores ideas of celebrity and stardom and provides a unique insight into the world of fame. Exhibiting Internationally, her career includes numerous exhibits and performances including the Hammer Museum, LAICA Downtown, Molly Barnes Gallery, the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time, and among others. Gad is highly regarded in the Southern California art scene, being the recipient of numerous awards and grants, as well as being included in many publications and texts. Animaux Rescues is Gad’s first solo exhibition at IFAC arts.

 

  

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Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by James Lucchesi and Victor Moller
 

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IFAC Athina presents
Khamsa, Sadaqa Jaariyah (Endless Charity), The Refugee Crisis Portrait Project’
Organized by Aubrey Roemer

ifac-aubrey-roemer-khamsaApril 8 - May 1, 2016
Opening Reception
April 8, 7-9pm

Khamsa, Sadaqa Jaariyah (Endless Charity), The Refugee Crisis Portrait Project' was created while volunteering at Greek refugee camps in Lesvos and Athens, while working on advocacy for refugee relief with government, local, and NGO cooperation. This process was documented with photographs, written prayers, voice memos, paintings, prints, and drawings, with the participation of refugees and aid workers met along the way.

The piece is a collection of 99 prayer flags created from discarded life jackets and emergency blankets found on Lesvos, a number is equivalent to the amount of beads on an tasbih, the Islamic prayer necklace. The hands of 66 refugee women and children were traced, while just their eyes were photographed as references for the painted likenesses encased in each pair of hands. This composition is a direct reference to the khamsa / hand of fatima, the hamsa hand, hand of Mary - a symbol for protection, blessings, and strength found in most major religions. Male refugees comprise the other 33 flags in the form of prayers and protest inscribed onto swatches of material at the camps and on the ferry. The percentages reflected are a deliberate rebuttal to media dissemination that only single, criminal men are making the journey to the EU.ifac-aubry-roemer2.1

77 individual prints of eyes, representative of numerology associated with Jesus Christ and the most widely recognized number of branches in Islam, are the final component to this project. They represent the estimated 6,000 lives lost in the Aegean Sea. The digital negatives of the printmaking process have been incorporated into the project

In Islam, Sadaqa Jaariyah (Endless Charity) is a concept that by doing humanitarian work both parties are rewarded, and the doer’s good deeds continue on past their life. Elaborating on that concept, this work is being used to raise awareness by traveling the world on exhibition - to China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Greece so far - with future shows in planned in the EU, the USA, and the Middle East. It will be bound into a book, generating funding for continued refugee relief efforts in partnership with the Greek NGO Desmos.

For more information please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at +30 694 780 2701

Related Links:

www.aubreyroemer.net
http://aubreyroemer.tumblr.com/
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http://desmos.org/
http://www.ifac-arts.com/

 

 

Slim Aarons : Jet Setter
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The Good Life 1950-1980
February 25 - May 3rd, 2016

Curated by Lee Wells

Reception: February 25th, 6-9pm

IFAC Lower East Side @ The Yard

85 Delancey St, 2nd - 3rd Floors

New York, NY 10002


IFAC Arts in collaboration with Getty Images presents a dynamic survey of works by the acclaimed photographer Slim Aarons. The selected images take us on a grand tour of global hotspots including some of the most beautiful people and places in the world.



Aarons color saturated images defined an era and document the exclusive world of the international elite originally taken for the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Life, and his first book, A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, which he released in 1974. Like many of his contemporaries he did not pursue a fine art career and lived quietly at his home in New Bedford New York after retirement until he was rediscovered by the collector and philanthropist Mark Getty in 1997. There was an immediate nostalgic revival and interest in his work, once again setting trends across the worlds of photography, fas hion, design, and interior decorating and continues to influence and help define contemporary art today.

Slim Aarons (October 29, 1916 - May 29, 2006) was born in New York and raised in New Hampshire. At 18 he enlisted as a photographer in the US Army, soon after, was discovered by Hollywood film director Frank Capra while seeking soldiers to document for the military magazine Yank. He went on to shoot the front line battlefields of the European and North African theaters working along side legends Robert Capa, Carl Mydens, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The war had been hard on him and afterward wanted to have fun photographing attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places” and began working in Hollywood where he was quickly accepted by society as one of their their own and went on to travel with and photograph many of the most famous, influential, and successful people of the modern world.


A reception will be held at The Yard Lower East Side Thursday February 25th from 6-9 PM at 85 Delancey Street and will remain on view until May 3rd. Open 10:30-5:30 Monday through Friday and by appointment. 



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