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|<nettime-ann> Exit Art presents Summer Mixtape Volume 1, opening Thursday July 24!|
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
William Lamson, video stills from Follow (2006)and Levitation Exercise (2006)
Summer Mixtape Volume 1:
July 24 � August 29, 2008
Long after the cassette tape has become an obsolete relic of a clumsier analog era, the essence of the mixtape lives on through CDs and MP3 playlists. Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition pays tribute to this vital form of popular _expression_ with a group exhibition that compiles some of the hottest work from the New York area that the curators have seen all year.
The curators looked back through previous calls for submissions, canvassed other curators and artists for recommendations, visited dozens of artists� studios, and saw hundreds of shows to wind up with the 27 artists that make up Summer Mixtape Volume 1. The works in the exhibition cover a vast array of themes and mediums, mirroring the diverse mix of sights, sounds and cultures on the streets of New York. The show also features a jukebox programmed specifically for the exhibition that includes mixtapes and cover art produced by the artists and some special guests.
Audio mixes are still made for long road trips, disc jockey sets, as mood-setters for parties, as surrogate love letters, and as outlets to hear the latest hip-hop hitting the streets. Yet despite its cultural ubiquity, the mixtape remains a durable emblem of counter culture. Drawing on these influences, Summer Mixtape Volume 1 materializes the mixtape�s spirit of appropriation, customization, unabashed nostalgia and relaxed fun.
Curated by Herb Tam, Associate Curator, and Lauren Rosati, Assistant Curator.
with treats from Sweet Tooth of the Tiger on opening night!
Colby Bird, Cado, 2008
Jeffrey Lopez, Ecstatic Communion, 2007
EVERYBODY'S A VIP - The Summer Mixtape Fundraiser
Join us for Everybody's a VIP, a fundraising party for Summer Mixtape Volume 1, featuring a night of dance-able music spanning hip-hop, electronica, old school, orchestral beats, down beat, and a MySpace mashup. $10 before, $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase on our website at www.exitart.org.
Friday, August 1, 7-9pm
�The Best Art Today� - With sonic contributions by artist Corey D'Augustine and noise band Knyfe Hyts, artist and Artforum critic Nick Stillman will deliver a slide lecture on the best art today.
�Rua Minx: Etapa del Funcionamiento (segundo)� - This performance by artist Donna Huanca, under the pseudonym RUA MINX, should be viewed as an experience rather than voyeuristic entertainment. Intuition and audience participation drives the performance, which may include the integration of videos, drums, sewing machine(s), bass, electronics, animals, and voice. For more information, visit www.ruaminx.com.
Colby Bird presents �From Viennese Actionism to the Triumph of Vince Young�
Prerana Reddy presents
Side A will include artists videos from: Eboman who utilizes submitted video tracks and combines them with live video scratching techniques; Swati Khurana who creates evocative Bollywood movie mashups that explore Diaspora experiences of desire and gender identities; Nina Paley, who sets her animated tales from the Hindu epic Ramayana against 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw; and Richard Wilson whose �the problems with infinity..." is a Quicktime movie that turns the Mac pointer icon into a the star of its own psychedelic musical. More TBA.
Side B features lo-res amateur mashup videos selected/remixed to demonstrate how video sharing technology allows for playful international dialogue around pop culture phenomena including various versions of: "The Bird Flu Dance" to Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat." Technical Assistance provided by Jawad Metni / pinholepictures.com
Tuesday, August 12, 7-9pm
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