Sara Magenheimer

Public Formats at Abrons Art Center


May 18 – June 11, 2017
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 18 | 6 – 8 PM

The poster has participated in modernity fraternizing with ideology and war and directing the crowds towards commercial and political activities. A medium of communication defined by its visual efficiency; a format determined by its size, its materiality, and its distribution. The influence of the poster can be traced in public and personal imagery, paradoxically combining an ephemeral quality with a desire to accumulate, revise, and keep.

Following the dissemination character of the poster, the exhibition will inhabit two spaces—the Culpeper Gallery at the Abrons Arts Center, and a satellite exhibition at ESTE in Brooklyn. A workshop organized by Paul John will engage participants with the potentials of risograph printing.

Featuring American Artist, Itziar Barrio, Anton Ginzburg, Gordon Hall, Paul John, Sara Magenheimer and Alan Ruiz. Curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons’ AIRspace Curator-in-Residence 2016-2017.