Thursday, April 1, 2010

New @ the temporary space.


Hope this announcement sounds interesting to you to visit new exhibition at the temporary space.
Please take a brief look at the announcement here.
Or you can also visit the temporary space website for more details about the project and the temporary space.
Hope you can come to enjoy the exhibition on April 9, 7 pm - 10 pm!
looking forward to seeing you! Please spread the words out, if you can! This will be very interesting exhibition!!!

Here is the press release:

Press release-

Emergent Behavior: Project for a Houston Biennial

Opening reception: Friday April 9, 7 pm – 10 pm

On View: April 9 – April 25, 2010 by appointment only

the temporary space

1320 Nance Street

Houston, TX 77002


This exhibition presents a project for an imagined Houston Biennial of contemporary art curated by participants in Raphael Rubinstein's Virtual Curating course at the University of Houston School of Art. This virtual biennial includes 52 international artists working in a variety of mediums.

The title "Emergent Behavior" is borrowed from systems theory in which it is used to describe a phenomenon of independent parts working together, and not predictable on the basis of their properties. An emergent behavior can appear when a number of simple entities operate in an environment, forming more complex behaviors as a collective.

Unlike many biennial exhibitions that begin with a predetermined curatorial theme, the artists in this show were selected through an empirical process. Over the course of several months the curators refined a selection that includes established artists who have created significant new bodies of work within the last two years as well as younger recently emerged artists. Much of the work in the exhibition involves the scavenging of social detritus. This can be seen, for instance, in the drawings of Aurel Schmidt, the paintings of Mark Flood, and the videos of Cameron Jamie as well as in the work of seminal figures such as Mike Kelley and Jacques de la Villeglé. The exhibition also focuses groups of younger artists working in Iran and Houston.

The presentation at The Temporary Space will involve not the actual works of art, but diagrammatic representation of works by each of the artists in the exhibition. In addition to the physical installation, the Emergent Behavior project can be viewed at

Curators: Danilo Bojic, Michelle Chen, Jeremy Deprez, Sebastian Foray, Jason Giroux, Chuck Ivy, Brittney Ragsdale, M'kina Tapscott, Tala Vahabzadeh

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Press Releeeaze


PERFORMANCE ART HOUSTON curated by Julia Wallace
March 27, 2010, 8:00-10:00pm (one night only), free
El Rincon Social, 3210 Preston, Houston, Tx 77003

Houston, Texas, March 5, 2010- Performance Art Houston, an art exhibition curated by Julia Wallace, presents new performance-based work from young, Houston performance artists on March 27, 2010 at the alternative art space, El Rincon Social. The exhibition will include a number of live art pieces, interactive art experiences, and performance based video art.
The pieces are being presented here in a traditional art exhibition for the first time. Many of the works were originally created for various alternative art events. Most of the pieces were created for Performance Art Night, a monthly event at Notsuoh, that has become notorious for its shocking, provocative, yet often touching performances, often invoking the criticism that this is not art. Performance Art Houston will bring these shocking, provocative and touching pieces together and place them in the context of an art exhibition.

Artists include: Patrick O’Brien Doyle, Jacob Calle, Travis Kerschen, NICKTEEL, Brian and Stevie McCord, Aisen Caro Chacin, Bethany Fort, Sway Youngston, Julia Claire Wallace, John Zambrano, Emily Sloan, John Richie and Melanie Jamison. The exhibition includes works that explore the shocking, intimate, sexual, provocative, simple and spiritual.

Patrick O’Brien Doyle will be showing two conceptual interactive pieces that use participants as a medium to create art pieces. Jacob Calle has created shocking video of his “stunts” including drinking and vomiting his own blood. Bethany Fort will perform a piece in which she destroys a designer bag, using its pieces to create multiple wearable items for attendees. Sway Youngston has created a dramatic movement exploring human relationships. John Zambrano will collaborate with local musicians for an expletive laced vocal piece. Aisen Caro Chacin has created an interactive video piece, in which audience members are invited under a giant sheet. Julia Claire Wallace will present performance based video work that shares her quest for spiritual understanding through sometimes shocking means, such as urination and masturbation. She will also do a live interactive performance exploring sex and pride. John Richie will give a passionate speech imploring attendees to vote him as the next World Emperor. Melanie Jamison will enlist the help of attendees to create a participatory sound piece. Travis Kerschen will share video projection piece. Brian and Stevie McCord will have live sex during the exhibition in the privacy of a white “fuck box”. Daniel Adame will share a slow piece, using his breath to inflate a large bag around his head.

About the Curator- Julia Claire Wallace is a young Houston Performance Artist, recently graduated from the University of Houston with her BFA in Painting. She made her first exciting television debut as the ‘soda specialist’ in Wayne Dolcefino’s Houston Art expose. She is one of the founding members of sexyATTACK, Houston’s favorite guerrilla surprise dance piece. She served as a facilitator for Performance Art Lab, Houston’s most mischievous art collective. Wallace is also the creator and curator of Performance Art Night, a monthly performance art event. Please visit the Performance Art Houston Blog located at

Press Contact- Julia Wallace, 832-317-5185

Directions- El Rincon Social is located at 3210 Preston (between Roberts and Velasco Street)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Melange is opening Monday!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winners Paint Bridges (Video)

Monday, February 8, 2010

The New Temporary

- Genesis by Terry Suprean
- Vince Shlomi's Bidden Tongueby PERSUASION
- Planed Debris: Texas Noise and Ambient (environment #2)
organized by Chin Xaou Ti Won

the temporary space
1320 Nance
Saturday, February 13th, 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Performance begins at 8 pm

the temporary space is pleased to announce their 2nd exhibition project, a collaboration with Chin Xaou Ti Won. Our series of collaborative exhibition projects focuses on visual and experimental engagements; #2 features installations, experimental sound, performance and special projects.

Genesis is a group of multi-faceted works by Houston artist Terry Suprean. Suprean investigates his personal relationship with his father as a discussion of the symbolic presence of “god” in patriarchal society.

Vince Shlomi’s Bidden Tongue is a video assemblage work by curatorial collaborative PERSUASION.

Planed Debris: Texas Noise and Ambient (environment #2) will feature 7 experimental music bands selected by Chin Xaou Ti Won. Planed Debris spotlights ambient, drone and noise musicians creating sound collages and musical environments. Artists include: Zer0-sum, Concrete Violin, Endless Blinding Sunshine, Chin Xaou Ti Won, Bret Shirley, T.E.F and Bonus.

+ Review and critique session will be scheduled for further critical engaging discussions. Please inquire @

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Temporary Persuasion

still from Michael Dee's dvd loop, "Song of Myself"
Michael Dee, Song of Myself, still from dvd loop, 2008

Here It Comes Again, still from dvd loop, 2005.
Michael Dee, Here it Comes Again, still from dvd loop, 2005

January 15, 2010
8-10 pm
the Temporary Space
1320 Nance, Houston, TX 77002

About Persuasion:

Hybrid Moments:
“When new creatures rape your face
Hybrids open up the door.”>

We will be displaying works by various artists according to a system of self-applied rules and limitations.

First of all, no begging from corporations, individuals, or institutions.
Begging has put art in a sorry place.
For that reason, original works are de-prioritized. Multiples, copies and bootlegs are ok.
cf., Walter Benjamin “Art in the age of Mechanical Bull-riding.”

We take courage in the samizdat tradition of self-published literature during the Soviet and other totalitarian regimes.