Nao Bustamante performs in New Blood Exhibition

Nao Bustamante performs in New Blood Exhibition

Brooklyn, NYC

September 13, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

VertexList has the pleasure to present "New Blood", a group exhibition which "probes the empty, vacant, and vacuous nature of a world full of things where perception and the direct experience of "real-life" are blurred by the dense atmosphere of media, consumption, and entertainment."

Feturing video, new media and installations by
Nao Bustamante, Sasha Dela, Sergio De La Torre, Double Happiness, Sujin Lee,
Jeanne Verdoux and Lance Wakeling


Curated by Charles Beronio.

The reception will take place at vertexList on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, 7pm - 10pm.
The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, Oct 12th 2008.


"Given to Want", a live performance by Nao Bustamante @ 8.30pm (free)

"New Blood" marks a turning point at vertexList and the beginning of a new 5-year plan of growth and development. The work in the exhibition looks back several years through the different subjective lenses of the artists and also considers our current cultural landscape. The artists of New Blood examine their experiences and surroundings to engage and embrace the world we live in to reveal its' submerged and hidden meanings and narratives. Examining the banal, absurd, and sublime nature of the overlooked, day-to-day surface manifestations of our consumerized culture and its deeper (il)logic, inner structure, and architecture--– New Blood reveals the forces at play in the spaces and places we inhabit and reside in as well as the concealed range of emotional experiences that occur in these settings– from boredom, loneliness, and longing, to desire, love, and violence (both bodily and economic). The exhibition probes the empty, vacant, and vacuous nature of a world full of things where perception and the direct experience of "real-life" are blurred by the dense atmosphere of media, consumption, and entertainment.

Charles Beronio


www.vertexlist.net

Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance and video artist originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her (often precarious) work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation and video. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites all around the world. She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. Currently Bustamante holds the position of Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. www.naobustamante.com

 

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