THE WORLD'S SMALLEST CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL
The Whitney Biennial is the LARGEST in twenty years, with works by over 113 artists scattered around the city. But Manhattan now has an alternative, the very TINIEST and most intimate Biennial imaginable...
"THE 195 HUDSON STREET, APARTMENT 2A BIENNIAL."
How appropriate that New York, New York, so good they named it twice, should be the only city with TWO simultaneous if not rival art biennials. Unlike other biennials obsessed with being the largest, most expensive and expansive, The 195 Hudson Street, Apartment 2A Biennial is designed to be visited in the simplest manner. At no more than 2,000 square feet the show can be toured in five minutes, complete with relaxing sofa and cup of tea.
In the true sense of the word "Bi- ennial" the number of participating artists is strictly limited to TWO artists, showing just TWO works each.
The selected duo are; Pieter Schoolwerth, a young American artist who has exhibited widely in New York, Milan and LA, who will here present two dramatic large-scale paintings most at home in this domestic setting.
Ursula Hodel, a revered Swiss video artist whose outrageous and satiric gems have made fans everywhere from MOMA to the Stedelijk Museum. Hodel will re-charge the intimate space with two new video treats.
Official curator Adrian Dannatt explains: "Who has the time or energy for these vast biennials that require a full day to dutifully tour? At this biennial four great works will be easy to see, with no crowds and a relaxing milieu."
The 195 Hudson Street, Apartment 2A Biennial will open before The Whitney on the 2nd of March 2002. It will close the day after The Whitney on 27th May 2002.
Open by appointment. For further information contact Adrian Dannatt
Adannatt@earthlink.net Or Telephone (212) 431 0667.
" That is how it is in museums: they offer too much: the quiet contemplation of one or a few of the objects from their store would certainly be more profitable for mind and soul; as soon as one steps in front of one, his glance is lured on to another whose attractiveness distracts the attention, and so it goes through a whole series of exhibits." Thomas Mann; Confessions of Felix Krüll