Getting to Yes: Material Art Fair
Scored by Leila Peacock, performed by Steve Kado
Insurgentes Sur No. 453
Condesa México DF,
Adapted from an icon Angie Keefer designed for a semi-fictional private communications company, Getting To Yes consists of portions of the icon isolated and silkscreened in gold on 11″x15″ sheets. They are then paired together to create emoticons. Each print is unique (no duplicate images), and each pair is unique. They resemble geometric abstractions, though they are in fact an exploded logo that will (probably) never enter circulation. The works are sold in pairs, and the price changes daily to the most recent strike price of 1oz of gold.
The prints are accompanied by a script by Leila Peacock, which will be interpreted and performed by Steve Kado during the fair.
Angie Keefer (b. 1977, Huntsville, Alabama; Lives in rural New York) graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1999). As an artist, writer, reader, publisher, amateur engineer and occasional librarian, Keefer has recently exhibited, staged, taught, or otherwise produced at Liverpool Biennial (2014); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2014, 2011); Kunstverein, Toronto (2014); Whitney Biennial, New York (2014); Kunstverein, Amsterdam (2013); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2013-14); ICA Philadelphia (2013); Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2013); Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway (2013); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2013); Yale Union, Portland (2013); São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); The Banff Centre, Canada (2012, 2011); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012); and Artists Space, New York (2011-12); among others. In 2010, Keefer co-founded The Serving Library, a not-for-profit artists’ organization dedicated to publishing and archiving in a continuous loop, and is co-editor of The Serving Library’s bi annual publication, The Bulletins.
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