The Shape We're In (New York)

The Shape We're In (New York) View Gallery


The Shape We're In (New York)

1 March – 15 April 2011
Exhibition Preview 28 February 7-9pm

Sarah Braman
Ethan Breckenridge
Sean Dack
Matthew Darbyshire
Nick van Woert

Zabludowicz Collection: Six Weeks in New York', proudly presents it's first transatlantic exhibition taking over the top floor of a New York skyscraper to showcase emerging talent in contemporary art with two exhibitions: The Shape We're In (New York) and Proposal for a Floor.

For six weeks, the 33rd floor of 1500 Broadway will be transformed into a space for US audiences to discover the activities of the London‐based Zabludowicz Collection, which supports emerging artists and innovative curatorial practice by collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, as well as through an extensive education and events programme. The Zabludowicz Collection's intervention in this iconic American location encompasses a library and reference space alongside the two exhibitions.

The Shape We're In (New York) is an exhibition of works from the Zabludowicz Collection featuring new commissions by four New York‐based artists: Sarah Braman, Ethan Breckenridge, Sean Dack, and Nick van Woert, as well as introducing British artist Matthew Darbyshire in his first exhibition in the United States. Each artist has been invited to respond to this vacant space at the 'picture postcard' heart of New York City.

The artists will present new work alongside existing works from the Zabludowicz Collection. Sarah Braman and Nick van Woert have produced works specifically for the exhibition and Matthew Darbyshire's new commission 'pick n' mix' makes links between New York and London, the two world cities connected by The Shape We're In. Ethan Breckenridge and Sean Dack will exhibit a new iteration of a collaborative work first seen at The Suburban in Illinois: a sculptural and audio installation which invites visitor participation. A second version will also be installed in the exhibition's London counterpart, The Shape We're In (London). A second London-based exhibition, The Shape We're In (Camden), sees works by Tracey Emin, Dan Attoe and Jack Strange installed in vacant shops around the London borough of Camden.

The Shape We're In (London) includes works by Martin Boyce, Ethan Breckenridge and Sean Dack, Rachael Champion, Matthew Darbyshire,&nnbsp;Matthew Day Jackson, Nicolas Deshayes, Samantha Donnelly, Sean Edwards, Peggy Franck, Ryan Gander, Fergal Stapleton, Haim Steinbach, Jack Strange, Gary Webb, Nicole Wermers, Franz West, George Young.

The Shape We're In is curated by Zabludowicz Collection Director Elizabeth Neilson and Exhibitions Curator Ellen Mara De Wachter.

Visitor Information

1 March – 15 April 2011
Address: 33rd Floor, 1500 Broadway at 43rd Street, New York
Subway: Times Square, 42nd Street Station, Trains: A,C,E,N,Q,R,W,S,1,2,3,7
Opening hours: 1– 6 March, 12–6pm and by appointment until 15 April, photo ID required for entry to the building
Admission Free

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