FRIENDS & FAMILY
Curated by Adrian, Kai (and Kenny) Schachter
February 25th to April 15th 2012
ROVE, 33-34 Hoxton Square N1 6NN
Private View and Music Performances Saturday, Feb 25th from 6-11pm
They say you don’t choose your family and were they ever right, considering our parents, brothers, sisters and kids. Like the invite/catalogue image itself, family and friends bring to mind rawness, commitment, love, pain and happiness. F & F are the best of times and the worst all wrapped up into one. Above all this show will celebrate the joy and fun involved in making things created by people we really care about and appreciate. We are thrilled with the opportunity to present a platform to share it all with a wider audience. There are great stories of art world family dynasties (or mini-dynasties), like the Nahmads, Rubells, Berggruens, Mugrabis, Brants, Schnabels, and Jacobsons. They are all legendary and heroic and have vastly contributed to the history of art and this exhibit—even if they only recently found out about this show. We are so excited to present our own works and more from our mechanic and facebook friends come-to-life, to Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Everyone in our family seems to think this project was her or his idea, from 9 to 50 year old, but we all agree it should be an epic undertaking.
There will be an illustrated catalogue with essays by Helly Nahmad and others.
Artists: Stuart Gurr, Rachel Harrison, Ricci Albenda, Rob Pruitt, Brian Clarke, Zaha Hadid, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Keith Tyson, Barry Reigate, Robert Chambers, Maria Pergay, Arik Levy, Tom Dixon, Vito Acconci, Franz West, George Condo, Josh Smith, Joe Bradley, Paul Thek, Sigmar Polke, William Pope. l, Marc Newson, Richard Artschwager, Peter Hujar, Misaki Kawai, Brendan Cass, Richard Woods, Donald Baechler, Keith Coventry, Lars Wheelan, Hester Finch, Cain Caser, Jasper Joffe & Harry Pye, John Isaacs, Keith Coventry, Marianne Vitale, Simon English, Mary Heilmann, and Adrian, Kai, Gabriel, Sage and Kenny Schachter, Ilona Rich and more.
Performers: Liz and the Ligers, and more