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NURTUREart and {TEMP} art space presented:

Welcome to the Real

This exhibition presented a selection of artworks privileging a sense of realness, tangibility and matter of fact -ness as departure (or arrival) point in their otherwise wide ranging visual and conceptual articulation. In keeping with the nature and scope of the artworks, the exhibition was presented without further explanations, introductions or descriptions.

Curated by Marco Antonini.

Artists: Nobutaka Aozaki, Conor Backman, Nanna Debois-Buhl and Liz Linden, Lisa Fairstein, Patrick Meagher, William Miller, Mamiko Otsubo, Gabriele Picco, Netta Sadovsky, Jessica Segall, Helmut Smits, Slobodan Stosic. With a closing performance by Alexa Hoyer.

{TEMP} art space is located at 57 Walker St. (between Broadway and Church), New York NY 10013
Info: tempartspace@gmail.com

From March 2 to March 31, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday March 2, 2013. 6 – 8 pm.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Saturday, 12 – 7 pm. And by appointment.

In her closing performance, Eavesdropping, Alexa Hoyer randomly collected conversations and exchanges overheard in subway cars across the city. These fleeting moments without context were transcribed into scripts and given to actors just before they took the stage. The actors performed, interpreted and improvised, weaving fragments of story into narratives of imaginary city life. Eavesdropping was a non-system of storytelling informed by chance and uncertainty. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Alexa Hoyer holds a BFA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and an MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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Eavesdropping Actors:

David Andrews
Thomas Bradshaw
Julie Kilzer
Melissa Jourdana Cole
Oscar Montoya
Adam Pasulka
Thom Pinto
Gloria Rosen

Eavesdropping: Scene Four – Catholic Charities from Alexa Hoyer on Vimeo.

In Eavesdropping, Alexa Hoyer randomly collects conversations and exchanges overheard in subway cars across the city. These fleeting moments without context are transcribed into scripts and given to actors before they take the stage. The actors perform, interpret and improvise, weaving fragments of story into narratives of imaginary city life. Eavesdropping is a non-system of storytelling informed by chance and uncertainty.