OPEN FOR BUSINESS Steciw/de Joode at Casa Maauad

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

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Open for Business is a one day event in which Kate Steciw and Rachel de Joode will continue their collaborative project for the second time. The artists will be in residence at Casa Maauad during regular business hours for one day only. The exhibition will feature both the labor of the artists (in the form of streaming video documentation of the artists at work) and the fruits of that labor (in the form of physical objects and interventions resultant of that work). At 6pm, the work will be finished and the space with be converted from a site of production to a site of consumption and an "opening" will take place.

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live collaboration: 10a - 6p

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reception: 6p - 9p

Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael México DF -

Steciw / de Joode was born in 2012. Finding common ground in their interest in photography as a generative practice the artists began exchanging images and ideas via social media as proposed ingredients for future collaborative sculptural and installation based works. This ongoing collaboration investigates issues of ownership and authorship, materiality as it is experienced in networked culture and the mutable nature of both image and information over time and space.
Previous Open For Business was held at Stadium Gallery in New York, january 2013.

Kate Steciw is from Brooklyn, New York. Steciw received a BA in Sociology from Smith College and an MFA with a concentration in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. her first book, The Strangeness of This Idea was published by Hassla in June 2010. She has exhibited extensively in New York, in group shows at galleries including Higher Pictures, Horton Gallery, BAMart, Wilkinson, Gregor Staiger, Stadium and Foxy Production. solo exhibitions include Love My Way at Primary Photographic Gallery, New York, NY, Live, Laugh, Love at The Green Room, London, UK and Boundless Hyper at Toomer Labzda, New York, NY with upcoming shows at Elaine Lévy Gallery in Brussles, BE and Annarumma Gallery in Naples, IT.

Rachel de Joode, from Amersfoort, The Netherlands, studied time-based arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Europe, North America, and Asia. Solo exhibitions include The Hole and the Lump, Interstate Projects, New York, NY (2013): Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX (2012); and Light Trapped in Matter, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia (2011). Group exhibitions include: NADA artfair, New York, NY (2013), Open for Business, STADIUM gallery, New York, NY (2013), Wobbly Misconduct, LV3 Gallery, Chicago, IL (2012); Bad Girls of 2012, Interstate Projects, New York, NY (2012), Life Is Very Long, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2012); and Rat Piss Virus Give It To Me at Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (2011). Recently she was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space funded residency (2012), she has been selected to be an artist in resident this upcoming fall at the LMCC swingspace program at Governors Island, New York, NY. In addition de Joode is the founder and art director of Meta Magazine, and the founder and curator of the art auction house de Joode and Kamutzki.