Interstate Projects

Spencer Longo’s newly released book COLLAGES 2017 is now available for purchase online

9 January 2018

Spencer Longo‘s new book COLLAGES 2017 is now available for purchase online here.

The project “reproduces 104 works from a body of collages completed by the artist in 2017″ into an 8.5″ x 11” full colour magazine format. It was first released at Los Angeles’ Vernon Gardens on December 2 and again at New York’s Interstate Projects on December 15.

Spencer Longo is a Los Angeles-based artist who works across media, with recent solo exhibition  I Survived The Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis And All I Got Was This Lousy Personality Disorder  (2016) at Los Angeles’ Chiat/Day.

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The absent abyss between the living + the death in Fin Simonetti’s LIFEMORTS at Interstate Projects, Nov 10 – Dec 17

8 November 2017

Fin Simonetti is presenting solo exhibition LIFEMORTS at New York’s Interstate Projects, opening November 10 and running to December 17.

There is no indication or press release as to what the show will be, but the New York-based artist often works across mediums in sculpture, drawing, video, performance and is also a sound artist, where her music can be found here.

Her work often pits itself between extremes and emotions; polarized between agony and ecstasy, violence and care, ambiguous and coherent to unpick power structure, domination and oppression and its effect on the body.

You can view documentation from a recent solo exhibition IS PATH WARM? at North Little Rock’s Good Weather, which opened in June.

Visit the Interstate Projects website for details.**

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The Center for Experimental Lectures presents Devin Kenny and Jason Hirata at Interstate Projects, Jun 11

7 June 2017

The Center for Experimental Lectures presents Devin Kenny and Jason Hirata at New York’s Interstate Projects on June 11. 

Both artists will present new lecture based-performances; Kenny’s will focus  on “Black/American culture before and after telecommunication technologies in connection with legacies of the African diaspora” and Hirata’s will look at the “spectacle of the war machine through their manifestations in nutritional and culinary bureaucracies and material histories”

The Center for Experimental Lectures was set up in 2011 by Gordon Hall to provide a platform dedicated solely to the medium of the lecture.

Visit the The Center for Experimental Lectures website for details.**


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U:L:O II @ Interstate Projects, Jul 14 – 31

11 July 2016

The  U:L:O group exhibition is on at New York’s Interstate Projects, opening July 14 and running to July 31.

The gathering sees Interstate invite three curators or curatorial project spaces to organise individual shows in the ‘Upper’, ‘Lower’, and ‘Outside’ of their space.

For U:L:O II, invited curators are London/ Vienna project space, Jupiter Woods who bring artists Corinna HelenelundLydia Ourahmane and Harry Sanderson with the title that a body knows regardless; Nichole Caruso and artists Kristen Jensen and Alina Tenser for Something Bright, Then Holes, and Young Adults, introduced by Al Bedell and featuring several artists including Clark Filo and Borna Sammak whose Town Crier solo exhibition at American Medium aqnb reviewed last month.

Each section comes with its own text —one a Dear Diary story and the other two more conventional press releases, suggesting that there is a looser structure within the tighter plan and that each curator/s will respond to the specificity of their allotted part and its architecture.

See the Interstate Projects website for further details.**

Corinna Helenelund, 'Walls and Waves part 2' (2016). Courtesy the artist.
Corinna Helenelund, ‘Walls and Waves part 2’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.
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Priscilla Jeong + Rob Chavasse @ Interstate Projects, Apr 29 – Jun 5

27 April 2016

Priscilla Jeong and Rob Chavasse are presenting parallel solo exhibitions at New York’s Insterstate Projects, opening April 29 and running to June 5.

New York-based artist Jeong’s show consists a sculptural installation in the form of a ‘suspended maze’ made from moulds of captured tears and sugar called Lash Blast x 2% Flourish. Its press announcement comes accompanied by an abstract, poetic text skirting a theme of affect in objects: “knockoff ysl cries, detained by customs, begging for clearance.”

London-based Chavasse is showing a single-channel projection called The doldroms, a video constructed from phone footage and situated in a region of the Atlantic Ocean called ‘the Doldrums’ known for its unpredictable weather, as well as a word that refers to a state of malaise and stagnation.

See the Interstate Projects website for details.**

Priscilla Jeong, Lash Blast x 2% Flourish (2016). Courtesy Interstate Projects, New York.
Priscilla Jeong, Lash Blast x 2% Flourish (2016). Courtesy Interstate Projects, New York.

Header image: Rob Chavasse, The doldroms (2016). Courtesy Interstate Projects, New York.


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Derek Frech + Rasmus Myrup @ Interstate Projects, Nov 13 – Dec 20

12 November 2015

Derek Frech and Rasmus Myrup are presenting their respective exhibitions, Counter Measures and I, Scavenger of Carcasses at New York’s Interstate Projects, opening November 13 and running to December 20.

Drawing on installation, video and sculptural practices, Frech will interrogate the conflation of wireless technology, surveillance, communication and censorship. The artist has installed an electromagnetic pulse device (EMP) inside the gallery with the potential to be switched on at any time in order to create a space of complete radio silence.

Information on Lond0n-based Danish artist Myrup, on the other hand, comes in the form of a photo of a vulture overlaid with a clay tablet featuring the Nippur map, the oldest one ever found, as well as an image of an illuminated manuscript amended with the press release (see below). The piece that mimics The Book of Hours ends with the line, “I am Scavenger of Carcasses, Eater of the Past, living off of broken lives that may live once more.”

See the Interstate Projects website for details.**

Rasmus Myrup, 'I, Scavenger of Carcasses' (2015) @ Interstate Projects, New York.
Rasmus Myrup, I, Scavenger of Carcasses (2015) @ Interstate Projects, New York.
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Huw Lemmey + McKenzie Wark @ Interstate Projects, May 15

12 May 2015

Huw Lemmey and McKenzie Wark will be launching Lemmey’s first book, titled Chubz – The Demonization of My Working Arse By Spitzenprodukte, at New York’s Interstate Projects on May 15.

Lemmey—aka Spitzenprodukte—has penned a work of fan fiction that follows Andy “Chubz” Wilson, just another NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) through his summer of chilling, dick sucking, and general fucking off. Eventually he meets a leftie journalist and “cute crypto-twink” Owen on Grindr: “Whilst Owen battles poppers-mad Prime Minister Nigel “Nige” Farage, our cock-hungry comrade wages his own “ass” war, and is left wondering: just what exactly is it he’s fighting for? Socialism? Barbarism? Or just cheap kicks?”

The comic blend of sex and politics are Lemmey’s trademark, seen in previous works like Digital Dark Spaces” and “Devastation in Meatspace” (both in The New Inquiry). He is joined on Friday by McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory, and professor at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City.

See the event page for details. **

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Events + exhibitions, May 11 – 17

12 May 2015

Frieze New York is on in the week starting May 11, along with NADA NYC and the usual range of fringe events taking advantage of the visitors. Other things going on in the city at the same time include a show by Anna-Sophie Berger and Dena Yago called In A Future, Night at the Museum at MoMA PS1 including a presentation by Simon Denny and VR by Andrew Thomas Huang, there’s a group exhibition at American Medium and another one called SOAPY IV, including Max Brand and Laura Langer, among others.

In London, the Lumen Prize exhibition opens at Crypt Gallery, Holly White has a new solo show on at ANDOR gallery in Hackney and the third iteration of Viktor Timofeev‘s Proxyah video game will be online at Channel Normal.

Elsewhere, goodbye arm&sexy is closing with a party in Berlin, Cristine Brache and Agatha Wara are among the artists taking part in the Guccivuitton exhibition in Miami, there’ll be an Adam Linder performance at MoMAW in Warsaw and Neïl Beloufa has a show opening in Düsseldorf.

There’s more so see below:


Cécile B. Evans screening @ Cinémathèque Robert Lynen, May 12

Vάlid 4: Zehra Arslan @ Tenderbooks, May 12

Andreas Angelidakis @ Swiss Institute, May 12

Puppies Puppies @ Caribic Residency, May 13 – 14

Frieze New York, May 14 – 17

Inflected Objects @ Istituto Svizzero, May 14

Polyester Spring Party @ The George & Dragon, May 14

Anna-Sophie Berger + Dena Yago @ Ludlow38, May 14


Flatness: Density @ A/WA, May 14

NADA NYC, May 14 – 17

Lumen Prize @ Crypt Gallery, May 14 – 22

Mercury in Retrograde New Theatre, May 15, 16 + 17

Huw Lemmey + McKenzie Wark @ Interstate Projects, May 15

Night at the Museum @ MoMA PS1, May 15

Air Max ’97 @ Bar a Bar, May 15

Nuno Patrício @, May 15

LATE at the Library @ The British Library, May 15

goodbye arm&sexy @ Eirscale – Zenner, May 15

The Mycological Twist re-opening @ Jupiter Woods, May 16

Activating the Archive @ Hackney Archives, May 16

Trace Bodies @ ICA, May 16

Symposium on Video-Sculpture for Alt MFA International Jamboree, May 16

Musica_Dispersa_04 @ Anatum’s Abode, May 16


Adam Linder @ MoMAW, May 16 – 17

Hannah Catherine Jones @ Goldsmiths, May 11 – 15


Than Hussein Clark @ Mathew NYC, May 12 – Jun 27

Pierre Huyghe @ The Met, May 12 – Nov 1

Neïl Beloufa @ CAPRI, MAY 12 – Jun 30

Harold Ancart @ C L E A R I N G, May 12 – Jul 12

Victor Timofeev @ Channel Normal, May 12 – 28

Paradise Bought @ Triple Canopy, May 13

Room Service @ Motel, May 15

Holly White @ ANDOR, May 15

Finally Every Dimension of the Soil @ American Medium, May 15 – Jun 6

SOAPY IV @ May 15 – 17

Guccivuitton @ The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, May 15 – Sep 25

Melanie Bonajo @ Company Gallery, May 15 – Jun 21

No Drinks Outside @ Belle Air, May 16 – Jun 1

Fenêtreproject @ GROUND, May 16 – 17

Katharina Fengler @ Acapella, May 16 – 31 Jun **

See here for exhibitions opening last week.

Header image: Fenêtreproject @ GROUND.

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