Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Free Size

Chicagoan Logan Bay, now living the Thai Dream in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Sandy, has curated what looks to be like an awesome show that will open this weekend.  New York's apexart put out a call for exhibit proposals for "Franchise 2".  Suggested proposals were to be based in cities with populations under 500,000 and the winning idea would result in a budget to fund the project.

Logan's proposal was chosen from a pool of 243 exhibition submissions from 63 countries.  Here's the text from his submission...

Opening Soon: apexart Thailand In a mass produced world of global goods, the act of creation is often lost or forgotten. Hidden machinery cranks and sweats out elements of our everyday life, yet we rarely glimpse into that world where ideas are physically forged. By bringing contemporary artists into a global manufacturing hub the realms of production and creation will exist in a simultaneous space. With the allotted budget we would transform a small factory into an active generator of creative capital. Inviting four artists to participate in a residency where they work directly in the factory along side employees creating works of art and transforming the factory space. Making this franchise of apexart more than a passive spectacle of viewing art. Samut Sakhon is provincial town that houses many factories. Over the past decades Thailand has worked to become a producer of exportable goods and inexpensive items for domestic use. While the machinery of manufacture is abundant, many of the products are designed elsewhere. This exhibition would work to foster a sense that industrial spaces can also be incubators for creative thought and social evolution. Initial list of prospective artists to invite: Cody Hudson, Seri Pop, Jen Stark, Douglas Young, Juan Angel Chavez, Paul B. Davis.  

In the end, the artists participating are Alvaro Ilizarbe, Jen Stark, Juan Angel Chavez, and P7.  Check out pictures of everything they've done so far this week for their projects on the Free Size blog.

Free Size

curated by Logan Bay

March 13- April 17, 2010
apexart opens in Samut Sakhon, Thailand

March 3 - April 17, 2010
related exhibition on view at 
apexart, New York

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