The Perpetual Dialogue

December 12, 2009 – January 23, 2010
Main Gallery
Installation Views
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DAVID ADAMO
Untitled (Piano IV)
2009
wood, black carpet, table legs, metallic arrow heads, smashed boat
18 x 96 x 96 inches
(45.7 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm)
ARG# ADD2009-001

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DAVID BRADSHAW
Arawana
1994
Steel treadplate
46 x 77 x 48 inches
(116.8 x 195.6 x 121.9 cm)
ARG# BRD1994-001

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WOLFGANG BREUER
Stained Glass Picture
2008
Steel grill with rowan berries
67 x 39 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches
(170 x 100 x 8 cm)
ARG# BRW2008-001

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ANDRÉ CADERE
Cubic bar of wood
1970 (1.1)
Lacquered painting on wood
40 segments
77.36 x 1.77 x 1.65 inches (196.5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm)
ARG# CAA1970-003

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SEN CHUNG
love story
2009
Oil on canvas
33.86 x 28.74 inches
(86 x 73 cm)
ARG#CHS2009-001

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SPARTACUS CHETWYND
Beetle
2007
paper mache, paint, cloth, filling
35 1/2 x 52 x 35 1/2 inches
(90 x 132 x 90 cm)
ARG# CSP2009-001

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SIMON DENNY
Deep Sea Vaudeo (CCTV)
Samsung with Multimedia Double Canvas Philips
2009
DVD, DVD player, shelf (glass, metal), Samsung Television, Inkjet on canvas, metal,
Plastic sheeting
Installation dimensions variable
ARG# DSI2009-001

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MICHELE DI MENNA
Brickscraper
2009
1"x 2" s (wood laths), wire, paper mache, paint, construction paper, dvd, 3:40 min, color, no sound
20 x 26 x 31.5 inches
(50.8 x 66 x 80 cm)
27 x 32 x 118.5 inches
(68.6 x 81.3 x 301 cm)
ARG# MEM2009-001

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THEA DJORDJADZE
Untitled
2008
Glass with breaking edge, plaster
39 3/8 x 34 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches
(100 x 87 x 9.5 cm)
ARG# DT2008-001

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EIRENE EFSTATHIOU
Mythistorema
2009
Oil and acrylic on panel
3 panels, each:
7 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches
(18 x 18 cm)
ARG# EE2009-002

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LLYN FOULKES
Deliverance
2007
Oil, acrylic, luan, carpet, clothing, cotton, water putty, wood, glass eyes, hair, photograph on wood frame panel
72 x 84 inches
(182.9 x 213.4 cm)
ARG# FOL2004-2007

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ROBERT HEINECKEN
Shiva and Parvotti Seated, Embracing and their Son, Ganesha
1991
Relief collage of magazine advertisements
96 x 48 inches
(243.8 x 121.9 cm)
ARG# HER1991-001

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MAREK KONIECZNY
Złota dziura
1999
wood
62 1/2 x 19 x 2 1/3 inches (159 x 48 x 6 cm)
ARG# KOM1999-001

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ELAD LASSRY
Untitled (Baguette, Challa, Croissant)
2008
C-print
14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
(36.8 x 29.2 cm)
Edition of 5, 2 AP
ARG# LE2008-001

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UWE LAUSEN
Untitled
1964
Oil on canvas
39 1/8 x 39 1/8 inches
(100 x 100 cm)
ARG# LU1964-001

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MICHAEL LAZARUS
Free
2009
Acrylic and collage on wood
23 inches in diameter
(58.4 cm in diameter)
ARG# LM2009-003

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DANIEL LEFCOURT
Invariable 3
2009
Lightweight MDF, hardware, transparency, projector, custom pedestal
Overall dimensions variable
MDF is 8 x 8 feet in 2, 4 x 4 sheets
ARG# LD2009-001

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MONICA MAJOLI
Black Mirror (Jarrett)
2009
Oil on panel
10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
(27.3 x 34.9 cm)
ARG# MMO2009-001

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MONICA MAJOLI
Black Mirror (#2)
2009
acrylic, acrylic ink, gouache
30 x 24 inches
(76.2 x 61 cm)
ARG# MMO2009-002

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ADAM MARNIE
The Closed and the Infinite (IV)
2009
Cut magazine and book pages
12 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches
(31.8 x 27.3 cm )
Framed: 14 x 12 1/2 inches
(35.6 x 31.8 cm)
ARG# MRN2009-004

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ADAM MARNIE
Object
2009
Latex paint and graphite on drywall, painted wood, cardboard, Plexiglas
24 x 24 x 24 inches
(61 x 61 x 61 cm)
ARG# MRN2009-005

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AUBREY MAYER
Tomma Abts
2008
Ink jet print
Image size: 15.375 x 20.483 inches
(39.1 x 52 cm)
Paper size: 17 x 22 inches
(43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Framed:21 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches
(55.2 x 67.9 cm)
Edition of 6, 2 AP
ARG# MYA2009-004

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DANIEL MCDONALD
James Dean Was
2009
Modified action figure, glass, wood, polymer clay, sand, glitter, acrylic paint
Overall: 32 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (81.9 x 29.8 x 21.6 cm)
Pedestal: 25 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 in (64.1 x 29.8 x 21.6 cm)
Bell Jar: 13 x 5 x 5 inches
(33 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
ARG# MDA2009-002

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KAZUO SHIRAGA
Tensokusei Shingyō Taiho
1960
Oil on canvas
71 7/8 x 95 1/2 inches
(182.6 x 242.6 cm)
ARG# SHIK1960-001

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CHRISTIANA SOULOU
Affirmatif
2008
Graphite on paper
8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in (21 x 15 cm)
Framed: 19 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 1 1/2 in (49.7 x 38.7 x 3.8 cm)
ARG# SOU2008-001

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JENI SPOTA
Arches 1, 2, 3
2009
Oil on canvas
20 x 22 x 2.25 inches
(50.8 x 55.9 x 5.7 cm)
ARG# SPJ2009-001

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MICHAEL ST. JOHN
Black Flags
2009
Xerox collage, Flashe paint on canvas
30 x 30 inches
(76.2 x 76.2 cm)
ARG# STM2009-002

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CHARWEI TSAI
Love Until Rot
2007
Video
Duration: 31 seconds
Edition of 3
ARG# TC2007-001

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DANH VO
Phung Vo handwriting:
"Diary of Patrick Breen–one of the Donner Party," 1846 - 47.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
2009
Ink on paper, wooden shelf
Dimensions variable
16 sheets, each: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (29.6 x 21 cm)
Overall as installed approx: 136 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 inches
Height from floor measured from bottom of shelf: 11 5/8 inches (29.7 cm)
ARG# VD2009-002

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MARIANNE VITALE
So Much For Teasing the Pleaser
2009
mixed media
48 x 97 x 22 1/2 (106.7 x 233.7 x 55.9 cm)
ARG# VIM2009-001

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ERIK WYSOCAN
(By whom will these keepers be kept?) Quis costodiat ipsos costodes? VI
2009
Light panel, polarizing film, glass, packing tape, acetate
20 x 26 x 6 inches
(50.8 x 66 x 15.2 cm)
ARG# WYE2009-003

Press Release

The Perpetual Dialogue
December 12, 2009 – January 23, 2010

David Adamo, David Bradshaw, Wolfgang Breuer, André Cadere, Spartacus Chetwynd, Sen Chung, Kier Cooke Sandvik, Simon Denny, Michele di Menna, Thea Djordjadze, Eirene Efstathiou, Llyn Foulkes, Robert Heinecken, Marek Konieczny, Elad Lassry, Michael Lazarus, Uwe Lausen, Daniel Lefcourt, Monica Majoli, Aubrey Mayer,
Adam Marnie, Daniel McDonald, Kazuo Shiraga, Christiana Soulou, Jeni Spota, Michael St. John, Charwei Tsai, Marianne Vitale,
Herbert Volkmann, Danh Vo, Erik Wysocan

Andrea Rosen Gallery is pleased to present "The Perpetual Dialogue" an exhibition featuring work by 31 artists selected by 14 curatorial contributors including Sadie Coles, Clarissa Dalrymple, James Fuentes, Alison Gingeras, Nicole Hackert, Matthew Higgs, Dakis Joannou, Ivan Moskowitz, Cory Nomura, Andrea Rosen, Josh Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Dean Valentine and Robert Vifian.
In putting together a large, non-thematic group exhibition it emerged that the most authentic method would be to structure a show around my ongoing day to day process of talking about what people are looking at with collectors, artists, curators, writers, and gallery staff. This exhibition is meant to be an extension of that dialogue. The show is an image of what the art world can be at its best: a place that is about a constant flow and exchange of ideas, an engine for excellence, a place of collaboration and constructive competition, of extremes and diversity and endless discovery. By asking others to be involved in the curatorial process, it ensured that this exhibition would not merely represent my point of view, but rather, would have the potential to be exciting and unexpected in its expansiveness.
With only the vague criteria to choose artists who are under known, it is inspiring to see the diversity of artists and type of work selected by contributors and myself. Ranging from artists who are at the very early stages of their careers to those who are deeply influential and somehow still new to many, to artists who the contributors felt were simply not well known enough. It is interesting that not one person selected the same artist as anyone else. While the contributors were not necessarily in direct conversation regarding their selections, each was aware of the list of contributors beforehand and the process of positioning themselves against the expectations of the types of work others would select created another important, silent dialogue/competition that runs though the exhibition. Choosing two artists, rather than one or ten, was significant as it both demanded focus and thoughtfulness about who should be selected and simultaneously allowed for each contributor to express his or her own subjectivity. Ultimately, this exhibition is not about which contributor selected which artist, but rather, the expression of a show that would mimic the discursive energy of the art world through the minds of these very thoughtful participants.
It is important to note that this emphasis on dialogue appears as a thread that runs throughout the gallery's program. Over its 20 year history, there have been nine exhibitions curated by collectors. In addition, we have regularly invited various experts in their particular fields to organize exhibitions including Adam Boxer (Hans Bellmer Works on Paper), Vincent Di Fate (A Science Fiction Show), Erika Hoffmann (1950s and 1960s Kinetic Abstraction), Joshua Mack (Tetsumi Kudo), Olivier Renaud-Clement (Contructivismes – (A Visual Essay) and Weird: A Subjective Selection), and Luise Ross Gallery. A new, parallel vein of this process has been our recent exhibitions organized or inspired by dialogues with the gallery's artists. Specifically, David Altmjed's curated show of work by Daniel Hesidence and several shows that emerged from conversations with Rita Ackermann. In the near future, we are looking forward to curated exhibitions by Josiah McElheny and Nigel Cooke. While not wishing to exclude artists from being contributors to this current exhibition, we do look forward to the rich dialogue that we will continue throughout our larger program.
The remarkable variety of work chosen is a manifestation of the value that both I and all of the people I asked to contribute place on the process of looking deeply and openly at a wide array of work in all media, from numerous countries, and across all age groups. Of the artists selected for this exhibition, there were many whose names I had not known and I am grateful for the generosity of all the contributors. This exhibition serves both as an opportunity to honor the dialogue of which I am already so fortunate to have and a catalyst for new ones, both for me and for the public.

For additional press information and images please contact Renee Reyes at r.reyes@rosengallery.com