- Sept. 2011

Loft in The Red Zone Review
Jill Smith

The scene of the crime is littered with dusty footprints, several lines of police tape bar entrance into enclaves, and hot, red halogen lights brighten an otherwise dim room. These are just a few of the austere settings in a gripping exhibition on Wall Street entitled "Loft In The Red Zone."

The brainchild of artist and curator, Marikama Dado, the exhibition came about as a personal response to the remains of her lofted downtown studio after 9/11. Like many other artists who working and living in Chinatown, LES, and Soho; Dado quickly found herself disorientated and lost. And the neighborhood, now called "The Red Zone," was never going to be the same again. (...)

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- 2011
Abraham Lubelski "Map Art"

Abraham Lubelski’s latest work is quite moving and subtlety thought provoking. Running concurrent with the Venice Biennale, Lubelski is participating in Markers/Mapping/2011. Markers/Mapping/2011 is a group exhibition in Venice initiated by the International Artists’ Museum, this year the eighth exhibition in the “Markers” series in honor of the Venice Biennale 2011 curators Doron Polak and Amir Cohen. The artists participating in this exhibition have mapped their personal or social experiences - stories from their lives and culture to which they belong.

Maps serve as visuals to remind us of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Lubelski’s piece is comprised a repeated two part image printed on business stationery address decals. On the left hand side of the decal is a map of the world on the other side is a picture of Lubelski, nude, lovingly cradling a skeleton. The everyday, corporate quality of the stationary is wonderfully contrasted with the memento mori aspect of the image. The piece serves as a poignant visual reminder of the globally shared experience of life and death. Simultaneously it begs a profound question: “Is it ever possible to map something as abstract as death?” Throughout the exhibition and for the duration of the Biennale pages of decals will be available for visitors to take, peal, and wear.




Abraham Lubelski "The Show Has Been Cancelled"
Andrew Tavarelli "Double Vision"

Globalization, experimental image making, and avant-garde strategies are a common thread connecting the works of Andrew Tavarelli and his exhibition ³Double Vision² with the performance, conceptual presence, and possible exhibition of publisher/ entrepreneur, gallerist Abraham Lubelski who has provocatively titled his project ³The Show Has Been Cancelled.² Both projects/ shows have been curated by Charles Giuliano for the Gallery of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. They open on Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 PM at 75 Arlington Street and run through December 22. (...)

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- 2005

 

Home Base II, 2005
ART BY ABRAHAM LUBELSKI*

My dad still lives in the home where I grew up. One day he called me, sounding kind of irritated, and apparently overwhelmed by clutter in the house...

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- 2005
24 Hours and By Appointment, 2005

PERFORMANCE BY ABRAHAM LUBELSKI*
During the week of June 29th, 2005, Abraham Lubelski will be presenting "24 Hours and By Appointment" at The Roger Smith hotel in New York. The performance is conceived as a public enactment of everyday life, turning the inside outside. Lubelski will do normal things, but hope for something extraordinary to happen. (...)

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- 2003


Runway to Runway, Text Show (Video Stills):

RUNWAY TO RUNWAY VIDEOTAPE*
In the spirit of Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me airport to gallery to airport performance (and more recently Oleg Kulik’s reinterpretation I bite America and America Bites Me) from the moment Lubelski steps off the plane in San Francisco to his return to New York City the artist Chris Natrop will document his encounters with people and their consequences for the Writing on The Wall exhibition. (...)

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- 2003
Writing on the Wall, Text Show (Selected Writings):

In the spirit of Joseph Beuys’ I Like America and America Likes Me airport to gallery to airport performance (and more recently Oleg Kulik’s reinterpretation I bite America and America Bites Me) from the moment Lubelski steps off the plane in San Francisco to his return to New York City the artist Chris Natrop will document his encounters with people and their consequences for the Writing on The Wall exhibition. (...)

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- 2001

RE:DUCHAMP Traveling Exhibition (Venice Biennial' 01):

The traveling exhibition Re: Duchamp is an open-ended (both conceptually and temporally) collaborative work of Abraham Lubelski’s that allows for numerous manifestations and interpretations and encourages wide participation. Re: Duchamp has incorporated the work of over 250 other artists (including Nam June Paik, Dennis Oppenheim, Carl Andre, Ilya + Emilia Kabakov, Inka Essenhigh, Taylor Mead, and Larry Weiner, among others). (...)

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- 1992/2003
450,000 Works on Paper:

The most recent works of Abraham Lubelski and incorporate the work of over 250 other artists. The installation is an assemblage of clotheslines from which are hung all the artwork for viewing at one time. These shows become a Duchampain metaphor of the contemporary art world.

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