Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Adrift(A Drift): Rootless, Fragile, Poetic

Adrift (A Drift):
Rootless, Fragile, Poetic

Saturday ,March 11 till Monday, April 2, 2012
Contemporary Impressions of The Drift in a working salon

Claudia Chaseling
Andy Monk
Jenny Marketou
The Walk Exchange

This exhibition qua “working salon” is centered on the idea of drifting, both in the literal sense of moving slowly without direction, and in its more art-specific sense of the Situationists dérive, or the “unplanned journey through urban landscape”. The Bogart Salon will host several artists and art groups to confront differing versions of this term through the actual working or “drifting” to, from and in the gallery over several weeks this coming March. Located in Bushwick, the newest hub of contemporary art making, The Bogart Salon is dedicated to the concept that art is not merely a product, a thing, or an idea but also, and perhaps most importantly, a social act. Thus, we are not only committed to showing objects, but also to trying to dramatize and frame the ways those objects are made and disseminated into the culture itself. Loosely imagined on the 19th century model of the salon as a hub for many different voices to speak both to one another and to the outside, the gallery becomes not merely a container of meaning, but a filter that allows for the audience, the writer, the collector to share in the creation of those meanings…So for a 4-week period the gallery transforms into an information center, a bus terminal, a working studio, a social node or simply a meeting place.

Included in this event are 5 artists and art collectives whose work is engaged with the act of “drifting”; or figuratively, their work is produced as a by-product of their own journées THROUGH the art world.

The Bogart Salon * 56 Bogart Street * Buschwick ,NY,11206

The following images are from Closing Party on Friday, March.30.2012:

The images from our discussion on Wednesday, March.28.2012:

FRAGILE WORKSHOPS @The Bogart Salon Gallery, Bushwick,NY

FRAGILE Workshops, March 10 to April 2, 2012 at The Bogart Salon Gallery, which I realized in collaboration with young school kids from Bushwick .The aim of the workshops is to set up a framework for engagement with young school children from PS123 and The Academy for Environmental Leadership in Bushwick. The aim of the workshops is to engage the kids and to emphasize how to use socially engaged tactics, words, and acts to express critically our individual needs and circumstances.
Here is the link to a review about FRAGILE

Monday, July 25, 2011


@ABOUT: Athens,Greece

Performance by Jenny Marketou.

Silence Project - WORKSHOP

Date: Wednesday,May 18 - Friday ,May 27. 2011

Workshop: Delphoi/Athens School of Fine Arts Annex

MILENA PRINCIPLE // Athens School of Fine Arts // Yiannis Melanitis // Rhea Thönges-Stringari // Jenny Marketou // George Byron Davos // Enrique Tomas // Geert Vermeire // Stefaan van Biesen

The project Silence is organized with the participation of several artistic labs (over 20 students ) from the Athens School of Fine Arts, organized by Yiannis Melanitis and is the first collaboration of the creative team MILENA PRINCIPLE artist Jenny Marketou and the Athens School of Fine Arts. The workshop will start its activities from Delphi (18-21 May) and will proceed to include actions at ABOUT: and the Goethe Institute (23-27 May). The activities of SILENCE include performances, installations, actions with sound and discussions involving Rhea Stringari, Jenny Marketou, G. Davos etc. Silence will be realized as a process of «constant flux» in the presentation and formulation of projects and activities, focusing our attention on the dialectics of Silence and the concepts derived from this manipulation.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Images from the Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series

Images from Gateways: Art and Networked Culture exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia
May 12 to September 25, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series

Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series

Networked environment

Gateways: Art and Networked Culture exhibition
May 12 to September 25, 2011

Watch the trailer on Vimeo.

The work of Jenny Marketou Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series 2011 is a networked environment created on site and set in the courtyard in front of the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The environment which according to the artist touches upon the vital role of the viewer in directly incorporated in the process of the development of her work consists of the fluid, shifting and ephemeral ecology of 49 Silver Mylar reflective meteorological balloons which are attached on the ground by several yards of transparent plastic tethers. As guests at the museum are sitting under the shelter of the balloons they can hear the mesmerizing patterns of the wind as it blows through the Mylar surface when the balloon touches each other creating a real condition for a sharing experience and rest.

But aside from the silver balloons the environment features nine wireless network video cameras, which are attached under some of the balloons. The nine cameras survey all the aerial activity between visitors and the environment and aided by the Internet they transmit live streaming video to the gallery space, which is located on the 5th floor of the museum. There through a software specially designed for this project enables the artist to seek audiovisual material and other data from global networks of social media like wikileaks, youtube, tweet, flicker arranged in thematic archives which range from images of our self, video reportage, images which convey enforced and repeated rules and codes in the control of crowds, in political and economic upheavals, in administrative apparatuses and military technology, and this heterogeneous and fluid context of images is simultaneously reassembled, manipulated with the streaming video from the cameras and displayed as a single video projection divided into nine channels.

In the spirit of transparency the artist like a contemporary documentarian wants to make us look through the collective gaze of the culture of reality TV, embedded journalism and you tube the uncertain state of images and other universal networks created out of audio, visual and electronic communication which have been normalized and to ask us to critically question the profoundly ambivalent about rhetorics of truth and strategies of authenticity in those images.

Jaron Lanier in his text, You Are Not A Gadget, calls for a more humanist approach to
the way we participate in network culture. Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series speak
to this desire and reveals the human in the networked interface.

Red Eyed Sky Walkers: Silver Series at Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia (European Capital of Culture, 20011) has been commissioned by Kumu Art Museum and sponsored by Goethe Institute for Gateways: Art and Networked Culture exhibition curated by Sabine Himmelsbach from May 12 through September 25, 2011.

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition is published edited by Sabine Himmelsbach

Markers / MAPPING / 2011

Mapping during the 54th Venice Biennale

ArtLife for the World Gallery
Cannaregio 6021 Venezia 30121 (Rialto Bridge)
Venice, Italy

Wednesday, June 1 at 1:30am - July 30 at 4:30am

Curators Doron Polak and Amir Cohen

MARKERS 8 - Mapping - Group Exhibition | Contemporary Art.
Artists: Sol LeWitt, Dani Karavan, Dennis Oppenheim, Nancy Spero, Jack Sal, Yechiel Shemi, Caterina Davinio, Joshua Neustein, Yaakov Hefetz, Margalit Mannor ,Jenny Marketou and others.