33 Orchard Street | New York
August 25, 2017 | Friday
5.00 pm - 9.00 pm EST
Sparked by the ceaseless movement in and out of New York City, "send your location" embraces the act of migration charged by our restless ambitions. The exhibition celebrates the impulse and pursuit of artistic endeavors despite the nebulousness of relocation. The pop-up emphasizes the transient nature of its resident artists while flirting with the idea of permanence.
33 Orchard is a Lower East Side gallery that opens itself as a platform for curators/gallerists without a permanent space to install exhibitions in New York City during the summer. After the opening, the exhibition transcends this physical space by moving to a virtual platform -- serving as an archival space that is permanent.
From the Artists
"What are/were your hopes that came with relocation?"
"First time round it was for nothing but things outside of the triage of reality's gravity I guess. Then after that...it was for a space in which I can stand alone to do as I want to."
"To level up."
"When I moved from India to Chicago, and recently, to New York, I was most excited about the access it would give me to world art. To be able to visit important museums and galleries, see art I admired in person, and participate in a larger, contemporary conversation. Distance from a world I knew intimately, has opened up new ways of exploring meaning and material."
"I wanted to experience a new culture and environment - one that is well known for its creativity and vast range of art. I had the desire to develop my own skills and to learn to look at matters in a new way."
ji su kwak
"Relocation is only a step (in a series of steps with unknown length) towards where I belong to."
"As a fetus, did you have a hope you decided to be born with? Every (re)location is a (re)birth."
"I hoped that relocating would force me to confront my issues and resolve them."
"My hope has been to stay true to myself, to learn to further appreciate my daily routine, and to be aware of my own being in a relationship to the world. Relocation always motivates me to pay more attention to my voice and finding of my ego, in which I am the only person who can build up to be sturdy in any place."
alvin kean wong
"My hope from relocating is to explore and have an adventure everyday. I get inspired by people - it's like they might not know that they have super powers. I secretly steal them by taking a picture and remembering something that they said to me. Then, it's as if I keep their super powers for myself."
From the Curators
"WHAT ARE/WERE YOUR HOPES THAT CAME WITH RELOCATION?"
ZARA MONICA WEE, CURATOR
"All the dreaming, the chasing, ironically bring you closer to home than further away - figuratively speaking. You realize you wouldn't be where you are today if you hadn't felt so trapped. [laughs] So I'm grateful for that time in my life too before the great escape."