Curating

Avant-Garde At Home: Living With Contemporary Art

It’s Armory Week in New York City and, as the booths display the art world’s most cutting-edge and au currant pieces, UGallery is launching its own contemporary exhibition: Avant-Garde At Home. The artwork in the show is UGallery’s most contemporary artworks and is displayed in four curated collections categorized by medium: painting, sculpture, mixed media, and works on paper

Though the avant-garde’s focus is often intellectual before aesthetic, the avant-garde can enrich interior design and home life. Displaying contemporary artwork turns the home into a thought-provoking space that promotes intellectual discourse.

Using videos, photographs, and artist quotes, Avant-Garde At Home examines these contemporary works from a variety of angles. By delving deeper into the artwork, our curators showcase a home life with contemporary art and its visual and intellectual values.  

With the famed urinal-elevating Marcel Duchamp as the avant-garde’s founding father, there are certain reservations about more daring artwork. One’s favorite artwork to study may not be one’s favorite artwork to have in his or her living room. However, the Avant-Garde At Home showcases approachable contemporary.

By demystifying contemporary art, the UGallery curators share the inherent intrigue and interest of avant-garde art at home.

Here's a closer look at the four categories: 

PAINTING

FEATURING ARTISTS: ZIHAN LIANG, REBECCA KAUFMAN, KRZYSZTOF IWIN, PAULINA ARCHAMBAULT, MICHAEL FISCHERKELLER, AND ROBIN OKUN.

SCULPTURE

FEATURING ARTISTS: ATTICUS ADAMS, ORLANDO DOMINGUEZ, PETER CLOUSE, AND ETHAN SOLOUKI.

MIXED MEDIA

FEATURING ARTISTS: GEOFFREY STEIN, JACK R. MESA, SERGE SERUM, PHILIPPE JESTIN, AND MÉLISA TAYLOR.

WORKS ON PAPER

FEATURING ARTISTS: ANNELISE LAFLAMME, LIBBY RAMAGE, NATALIA PAWLUS, ORLANDO MARIN LOPEZ, AND MARIO "NEROSUNERO" SUGHI.