ABC No Rio and Flux Factory are proud to collaborate on the process-based exhibition, Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid. Seeking an alternative to the competitive atmosphere of art production and exhibition.
April 4, 2008 €“ April 27, 2008
Fri, Apr 4th, 7pm
w/ performance by KapOw!
Sat, Apr 26th, 8pm
w/ Make It Go, dance party!
Morgan Meis, Shalin Scupham, Angie Kang, Sarah Glidden, Mikala Hyldig Dal, Mitch Dickson, Leonora Retsas, Lisa Dillin, James Rouvelle, Annie Reichert, Douglas Paulson, Coco Gordon,
Carl Ferrero, Carla Aspenberg, Anthony Rhoads, Andrea Dezso, Debra Marie Drexler, Eleanor Lovinsky, Junko Shimizu, Miwa Koizumi, Marie Losier, Brandan Doty, RÃ©mi Marie, Carly Liebman,
Laurie Stone and Richard Toon, Ethan Weinstock, Amelia Geocos, ZoÃ« Cohen, Anibal Catalan, Meg Duguid, Nick Yulman, Nicole Tucker, John Roach, Nick Normal, Bridget Parris, FranÃ§ois Leloup-Collet, Carrie Fucile, Johannes DeYoung, Justin Braun, Jay Braun, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Mikey Barringer, Marion Arnaud, and others.
Soon, very soon, the Flux Factory space at 38-38 43rd Street will be demolished. In anticipation of this event, we are turning the entirety of Flux Factory into a giant installation of itself.
For the past six years, Flux Factory has developed its gallery and aesthetics laboratory at our space in Long Island City. We have had scores of shows and many hundreds of artists have graced these halls. Now it must all be destroyed. Our entire block will be razed by the pitiless bulldozers of the MTA. Everything Must Go. Alas, such is the fate of all terrestrial things. So, to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, we’re inviting artists to transform all of Flux into one giant installation. An orgy of aesthetics that takes the whole building as its raw material. The stuff of Flux will be the subject for videos, sculptures, installations, and performances. There will be an ongoing garage sale featuring Flux ephemera you always wanted (or didn’t want) from Flux, a Best-Of Flux Thursday Salon performance, and other special surprises. There will be a live feed transmitting works by Flux Factory artists from around the globe, a Flux Factory lotto machine, a bedroom transformed into a golden shrine, an opera, and so very much more.
EVERYTHING MUST GO will not be Flux Factory’s last show ever. But it will be the last show we have at 38-38 43rd Street. Be a part of the little death!
EVERYTHING MUST GO is made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Queens Council on the Arts, as well as generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Materials for the Arts, and Carnegie Corporation of New York.