Opening Reception for RESx: The Real Estate Show Extended

As part of a series of exhibitions surrounding The Real Estate Show from 1980, this exhibition features new work on the theme of real estate, land-use, and the right to housing.

Installation with Reception: April 9 at 7:00pm
Viewing Hours: Sun 2:00 — 5:00pm
Wed & Thrs 4:00 —7:00pm

From the original Real Estate Show Statement of Intent:
“This is a short-term occupation of vacant city-managed property… The occupation and exposition imposes a complex human system where previously there was no system — or only the system of waste and disuse that characterizes the profit system in real estate.”

In the spirit of the original show, we are asking artists to only bring work that can be easily replaced or duplicated. We don’t want to break the heart of any artist if their work is destroyed. ABC No Rio remains a rough and ready space. The exhibition will share the gallery with No Rio’s punk matinee every Saturday afternoon. Although there is no size limit, you may wish to think small – like Vermeer. Big is OK, but likely will be layered over as new work comes in. Participating artists are encouraged to stop by on Sunday afternoons during the run of the show to see how the installation has evolved and to add to it, or to replace work.

The original Real Estate Show opened on New Year’s Eve, 1979 at 123 Delancey, now part of the massive Essex Crossing development. The Real Estate Show led to the creation of ABC No Rio.

For more information, visit ABC NoRio.

Concurrent Exhibitions:
The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market), April 19 – May 18
The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980 at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, April 4 – April 27
No City is an Island at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, April 10 – May 11

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