Artists Space

Emerging Curators Series:
An Artist Who Does Not Speak English Is No Artist

May 16 – June 24, 2006

Curated by Pelin Uran as part of the Emerging Curators Series.

Opening Reception
May 16, 6 - 8 pm

Jakup Ferri’s videos draw from the artist’s desire to participate in the systems of globalized art production—the biennials, fairs, and mega-exhibitions—and their formalized and standardized channels of communication.

By narrating his resume on-screen, videotaping a studio visit, and luring potential clients and curators in heartbreakingly poor English, he points to the conditions which regulate success and serve as filters to what is believed to be a global, democratic, and diverse international art world.