ABC NO RIO March 14-April 4th


The Ides of March
March 14 – April 4, 2008
Opening: Friday, March 14 at 7:00pm
Viewing hours: Sundays 1:00-6:00pm,
Wednesday – Friday 6:00-8:00pm
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
(b. Clinton and Suffolk Street)

ABC No Rio is a center for art and activism, known internationally as a venue for oppositional
culture. This organization was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social
engagement and retains these values to the present.

Here’s some photos some of our favorite photos from the event…












Younity Artists; Alice Mizrachi, Diana Shcmertz, and Toofly.


WOW! an original SANE PIECE!!! Classic moment;)


I couldn’t help it…
ABC No Rio will open its 6th Biannual building-wide exhibition

The Ides of March. The exhibition will include 30 artists groups and collaborative projects.Much work will be incorporated to the existing space and architecture of the building. The 2008 show is expressly focused on the collaborative process among existing artist collectives and individual artists banding together. This practice reaches back to ABC No Rio’s history: In 1978, Collaborative Projects (Colab) was formed. This group was responsible for
the highly controversial “Real Estate Show,” which led to the founding of ABC No Rio. The core of Colab was to “function as a group of artists with complementary resources and skills providing a solid ground for collaborative work directed to the needs of the community-at-large”.

The Ides of March will encompass all media. Resonant themes include the impact of the real estate industry on an art community; immigration and the de-objectification of people; ecological and biological sustainability; global transfer of experience and knowledge; and Doomsday destruction in terms of war, patriotism, community mobilization and escapism. There’s something else that distinguishes this building, an intangible air of
politics and community in pungent combination. In concrete terms, the art probably says it best. – James Trimarco, Brooklyn Rail, February 2008
Some of the projects include a golden fire-escape by Flux Factory, a mini-exhibition of prints addressing immigration issues by Just Seeds/Visual Resistance, a new mural for ABC No Rio’s façade by Endless Love Crew, live action painting by E.Y.E. (Erase Your Ego), a renewal and rearchive of tactics used by artist teams battling it out in War Shows by artcodex, and a 3D cosmological map tracing female consciousness by Broadthinking. The Ides of March will close with an ABC No Rio’s Clothesline Benefit Art Sale on Friday, April 4.


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