Published on Monday, July 25th, 2011
What does contemporary art from both Istanbul and New Orleans have in common? Perhaps as relics of a colonial past and shaped by the global economy it is certain that both cities have undergone unexpected transformations over the past 100 years. How have their identities shifted back to central world cultures? A new gallery in New York City aims at redressing the lack of information or first hand experience on this matter.
On September 9th, C24 will open devoted to exhibiting contemporary art from outside the usual circle of U.S. and European cities. The gallery is a two-story, 9,000-square-foot space and aims to bring provocative new international perspective to a New York street that has the highest concentration of distinguished art galleries.
C24ís first exhibition, is entitled Double Crescent: Art from Istanbul and New Orleans
, and reveals recent works by artists from New Orleans and Istanbul by delving into the art of these two great port cities that have channeled European culture into unpredicted and astonishing colors and forms.Double Crescent
is organized by guest curator Dan Cameron, founder and artistic director of the U.S. Biennial and artistic director for the 8th Annual Istanbul Biennial (2003). The exhibition will run at C24 until October 22nd and the gallery is currently fostering long-term relationships with artists from outside the United States, including some who will be represented in Double Crescent