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