Peter Saville (b.1955) is an artist and designer based in London. As co-founder and art director of Factory Records (1978-1993), Saville produced a series of iconic artworks most notably for Joy Division and New Order. Other collaborations include sleeves for Roxy Music, Suede and Pulp amongst others. Recent group exhibitions include Galerie Neu, Berlin (2013); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2010 and 2011); Solo exhibitions with collaborator Anna Blessmann include 'Swing Project 1’ at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2010), ‘Swing Project 2’ at Galerie Neu, Berlin (2012). In 2013 they participated in the Fiorucci Art Trust ‘Volcano Extravaganza’, Stromboli. They presented ‘Swing Project 3’ at the Cabinet Gallery, London (2014). Retrospectives include the Design Museum London (2003), the Migros Museum, Zurich (2005). His work has been the subject of monographic publications by JRP Ringier (Peter Saville: Estate, 2007) and Frieze (Designed by Peter Saville, 2003). He was the 2013 recipient of the London Design Medal.
Tauba Auerbach (b. 1981) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2013); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2012); and Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2011). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2014); De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands (2014); Musee D’Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou, Paris (both 2013); Whitney Museum of American Art (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2012); and The New Museum, New York (2009). Diagonal Press, her open-edition publication project, was featured for the second time at the New York Art Book Fair in September 2014.
K8 Hardy (b. 1977) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Künstlerhaus KM– Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz; Karma International, Zurich; Higher Pictures, New York (all 2014); Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York (2013); Galerie BaliceHertling, Paris (2011); Galerie Sonja Junkers, Munich (2011); and Hard Hat, Geneva (2010). Recent group exhibitions include the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2014); Whitney Biennial 2012, New York; MoMA P.S.1, New York (2010); Tate Modern, London (2007); and Artists Space (2005). Hardy co-founded the activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) and is an organizer of queer feminist journal LTTR.
Sam Pulitzer (b. 1984) lives and works in New York. His solo exhibition A Colony for “Them” was presented at Artists Space in the spring of 2014. He has had solo exhibitions at House of Gaga, Mexico City (2014); Lars Friedrich, Berlin (2013); and Real Fine Arts, New York; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Sotoso, Brussels (all 2012). Recent group exhibitions include Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2014 & 2013); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2013); Michael Benevento, Los Angeles (2012); and The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York (2011).
This work was exhibited during one afternoon on a section of West Broadway, situated between Houston and Canal St., where one find lots of stores. From 13.00 on, every 30 minutes, the place of the exhibition changed, and was indicated by numbers corresponding to the numbers of the stores. So number 323 corresponded to a grocery store; 412, a clothing store; 393, an auction house; 434, an art supply store; 395,a Chinese restaurant; 471, a neon store; 451, a model agency; 420, a contemporary art gallery; 462, a traditional gallery; 436, a jewelry shop. Every merchant welcomed this exhibition except no.412, the clothing store. Thus, for all the people who followed the circuit, it became apparent that all these places, whether retro boutiques or contemporary art galleries, were equally usable as exhibition spaces, because this work does not depend on any wall or privileged place.
Gianfranco Gorgoni (b. 1941) lives and works in New York and Bomba, Abruzzo in Italy. Gorgoni began working as a photographer in the mid-1960s and has since amassed an impressive portfolio of portraits, particularly of a generation of artists of the 1970s. Among the artists he photographed was conceptualist André Cadere, known for his Barres de Bois Rond (Round Wooden Bars, 1970-1978). Cadere was the subject of a 2013 exhibition curated by Lynda Morris at Artists Space Books & Talks: Documenting Cadere: 1972-1978. This particular photograph, from a series shot by Gorgoni on the afternoon of December 11, 1976, captures Cadere downtown on the streets of Tribeca, exhibiting his Round Wooden Bar along a short stretch of West Broadway. Recent solo exhibitions by Gianfranco Gorgoni include Museo Rufino Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2000); Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (1996). Group exhibitions include: Photology, Milan (2009); Museum of Outdoor Arts, Colorado (2005); and Ace Gallery, New York (2000). He has published several books including Beyond the Canvas: Artists of the Seventies and Eighties (Rizzoli-USA, 1985) and The New Avant-Garde (Praeger, 1972).