April 21 – June 16, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20, 6 - 8pm Artists Space : Exhibitions 38 Greene Street 3rd Floor Artists Space is pleased to present the first US survey exhibition by Puerto Rico based artist Zilia Sánchez, spanning a period from the early 1950s to the present day. Born in Cuba in 1926, studying at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Sánchez has since the early ‘50s developed a language that is highly significant when reconsidering the seemingly resolved history of minimalism. Sánchez’s early work in Cuba developed an approach to formal abstraction through paintings and drawings, alongside the design of furniture as well as theater sets. She designed scenography for guerilla theater group Los Yesistas (The Plasterers) signaling her involvement with the pre-revolutionary, anti-Batista movement.
May 11 – June 23, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 6 - 8pm Artists Space : Books & Talks 55 Walker Street I am not a real communist; I am a traitor because I left my communist world. It is a really horrible, dirty situation. It means that from my position there is nothing to lose. A Marxist position: "the proletariat has nothing to lose but its chains." I feel myself in this position. – André Cadere André Cadere (born Warsaw, Poland, 1934) was a key figure in an avant-garde generation that contested the nature of the art object and the institutional framework of the art world in the 1970s. Artists Space presents an exhibition curated by art historian and writer Lynda Morris that comprises material produced around his actions – documents, photographs, gallery invitations and interviews that span a period from 1972 up to his untimely death in 1978.