This is a group show of artists, venues, collectives, and makers of all sorts whose events ran on the Nonsense NYC email list over the last 10 years. We asked them to create a poster for an event they would like to see in the next 10 years. The answers are sometimes surprising. There are plans for parties on the moon and to circumnavigate the planet. Other folks just want to organize a salon. The In Our Hearts collective imagines a near future without email or cell phones, and Fall Harbor hopes to play a festival on Elation Island -- formerly New York City jail facility Rikers Island. What emerges from the collection is a hodgepodge vision of what culture in New York could be like in the next decade. The first step is dreaming.
This show was installed in the 3rd Ward gallery in Brooklyn for one night on October 10, 2009. Jean Barberis, Dylan Gauthier, Marc Scrivo, and Jim Clark hung the show. Jenene Chesbrough took the pictures.
The idea for the show owes debts to the book Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy by Stephen Duncombe and the group art show Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee.
|Nonsense 10 Poster Show 2009|