Heliopolis Presents: PAUL RAMIREZ JONAS : Witness My Hand : March 1st - March 24th, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1st, 7-10PM Curated by Georgia Elrod, Sarada Rauch and Baris Gokturk Witness My Hand is based on a simple premise: A copy machine is a form
"You could say that a reckoning has to be made with the coyote…” Joseph Beuys on I Like America and America Likes Me, 1974 Circled the Man through November 30th Daniel Bozhkov Dineo Seshee Bopape Erkan Özgen and Sener Özmen Ji Hye Yeom Susana
[caption id="attachment_791" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="HELIOPOLIS presents The Industrious Revolution, May 2010"][/caption] The Heliopolis Project is a storefront gallery and project space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY dedicated to fostering a dialogue across all disciplines of making. Founded in 2010 by Eliza Swann and Jason Grabowski, Heliopolis has recently expanded. Collaboratively run, its members now include Bill Abdale, Georgia Elrod, Baris Gokturk, Leo Goldsmith, Rachel Rakes, Sarada Rauch and Andy Wolf. The first show curated by the new members was Soft Opening, March 9th-April 11th, 2012. The space was established to support artists with experiments in literature and art and to foster interdisplinary and translocal dialogues by hosting poets and artists in residence from around the US. As the economy and art market plummeted in the past few years a tightly knit arts community emerged that granted themselves authority over their own work and gave each other mutual permission and support to pursue an alternative way of thinking about the purpose and formal nature of art.