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Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman solo exhibition at Dumbo Arts Center, NY

Published 2011/08/30

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman, Tang Dynasty Poems Etched Into Fine China, 2011. Courtesy of the artists.


Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman solo exhibition:
'Gladly Will I Sell
For Profit,
Dear Merchants of the Town,
My Hat
Laden With Snow'

Period: 8 September-6 November 2011
Opening Reception: 8 September, 18:00-21:00
Opening night performance by ikebana master Lily Pu

Dumbo Arts Center (DAC), Brooklyn, NY, USA

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman open their project entitled 'Gladly Will I Sell For Profit, Dear Merchants of the Town, My Hat Laden With Snow,' at the Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn on Thursday 8 September. Curated by DAC's director Karl Erickson, the project will show a new body of work that according to the curator 'draws attention to its own durability and physicality: web content is burned onto acid-free paper with a laser engraver for maximum longevity, information from paper documents is engraved as a series of granite monuments. Tang dynasty poetry is etched into chinaware. Sculptures in marble, granite and (faux) gold suggest their value as the materials of the fine arts, while ceramic, brick and tile pieces invoke the domestic’.
The layout of the exhibition has been completed in consultation with the New York-based feng-shui master Pun Yin.

For press inquiries and more information on this announcement, please contact Karl Erickson, director, DAC.

About the artists
Aeron Bergman (b.1971 in Detroit, MI, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Alejandra Salinas (b.1977 in La Rioja, Spain, lives and works in Oslo) have had solo exhibitions in venues such as Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain; Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; Röda Sten Art Center, Gothenburg, Sweden; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland and IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark. They have participated in group shows at ICC, Tokyo, Japan; the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; CCCB, Barcelona; Kunstnernes Hus and Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo. In 2011 they created INCA: Institute for Neo Connotative Action, an artist, poet and scholar in residency program, exhibition and lecture space in Detroit. The duo also curate the yearly online exhibition. They have taught and lectured in art schools such as Umeå Art Academy, Umeå, Sweeden; Malmö Academy of Art, Malmö; Sweden; Trondheim Art Academy, Trondheim, Norway and the International Academy of Art, Ramallah, Palestine. Bergman is currently professor and chair of intermedia at the Oslo National Academy of Fine Art.

OCA Support 

The Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman solo exhibition at Dumbo Arts Center has been supported by OCA’s International Support Programme.