Dates: January 31 - March 2, 2019
Opening: Thursday January 31st, 5-8pm
Curator: Sasha Bogojev
Artists: Kathy Ager, Julio Anaya Cabanding, Pablo Benzo, Mathieu Cherkit, Doping-Pong, Eleanor Mccaughey, Sean Norvet, Ted Pim, Aldo Sergio, Erkut Terliksiz, Emilio Villalba
After keeping the finger on the pulse of diverse practices by young contemporary artists, we felt like there is a significant number of talented creatives whose works are cleverly playing with the notion and appearance of what is widely considered "the classics". Borrowing (de)construction methods of Cubism or Expressionism; (re)creating the elegant atmosphere of old masters' masterpieces; reinventing the formats of the classical portrait; or depicting the new, contemporary motifs using historically relevant visual languages, these artists are producing what we named "new classics".
Through the selection of some 25+ pieces created for this large exhibition, the participating artists were challenged to showcase what their contribution to the imaginary art history museum would be. New Classics show aims to simultaneously encourage the unconstrained and determined attitude of young creatives to play and experiment with the art history's legacy while nurturing the appreciation and love for the real classic masterpieces.