8/11 – 8/13
8AM – 1PM & 4 – 8PM
America’s first art exhibition for dogs, dOGUMENTA, opens at Brookfield Place New York this August! Not by or about dogs, dOGUMENTA is a curated art show for dogs. The exhibition is the first in America to ask artists to address the canine community’s concerns, interests and worldview and to make artwork catering to a four-legged sensibility.
The concept for dOGUMENTA was born during art critic Jessica Dawson’s New York gallery walks with her rescue dog, Rocky. It was clear that Rocky saw art differently than humans, ignoring New York Times reviews and artist resumes and engaging directly with the work. Dawson realized that Rocky had something to teach human art lovers, and that he and his friends deserved an exhibition of art all their own. dOGUMENTA offers an unprecedented opportunity for the creative community to engage with a new breed of art lover and to consider its new points of view.
dOGUMENTA’s curatorial team is commissioning ten new artworks by established and emerging New York City artists. Artworks will align with the artists' established practice and also take into account canine experience and perception. 4-legged exhibition-goers will encounter work in a range of media that address formal, conceptual and experiential elements such as color, sound, scent and touch.
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel
A radical, pioneering exhibition, dOGUMENTA takes its name from Documenta, the major art survey that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. Considered the gold standard of exhibitions of contemporary art, Documenta, like dOGUMENTA, is energizing, exciting and unexpected.
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ABOUT THE dOGUMENTA CURATORIAL TEAM
An NYC-based art critic, reporter and professor of art history, Jessica Dawson has written for national and international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Art in America and the Washington Post. She was a UCLA visiting professor from 2010-2014 and is currently at work on a memoir.
A creative development consultant and partner at Another Limited Rebellion an Art & Innovation Studio, Mica Scalin is the author of "Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jump Start Your Creativity" (2017). She has worked with NBC Universal, Showtime Networks, CBS, GE, Altria and Capital One.
A Chelsea, NYC-based Morkie, Rocky has been sniffing out New York City's best art since 2013.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
ELEANNA ANAGNOS (b. 1980, Evanston, IL) is a New York-based artist. Her work explores the nature of human perception and our awareness of space and consciousness. Eleanna has exhibited in the US and abroad at: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City; The National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL; South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany, among others. She has received awards from Yaddo; BAU Institute; The Anderson Ranch, The Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She earned her MFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art (2005) and a BA with honors and distinction from Kenyon College with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies (2002). Eleanna is a Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run gallery and curatorial collective located in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent curatorial project, debuting the work of Monica Palma, Wish Me Good Luck, was reviewed in the February issue of Art in America. Recently, a profile discussing Eleanna's practice was published in The Coastal Post.
GRAHAM CALDWELL was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1973. He grew up in Washington DC and received a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Graham Caldwell has had solo shows at Martos Gallery in New York; G Fine Art, The Millennium Arts Center, and Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington DC; Bank in Los Angeles; Luis de Jesus Seminal Projects in San Diego; and Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, CA. Collections include: Hall Wines, Tiffany's (Prague), Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Certus Bank, Arlington County, VA Public Art Permanent Collection, ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Permanent Acquisition for US Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia and Kyiv, Ukraine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
KATHRYN CORNELIUS is a Brooklyn-based artist, healer, and consultant that integrates body, spirit, and mind in her work. As an interdisciplinary artist, her practice combines performance, video, installation, photography, writing, sound, social media, and sculpture. Cornelius has exhibited and performed nationally -- in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC -- and internationally -- in Hereford, Berlin, Frankfurt, Barcelona, and Naples. She studied performance art with Hayley Newman at The Tate Modern and has participated in public performances with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Tania Bruguera, and Marina Abramović. At the Mildred's Lane artist residency program, she collaborated with artists Mark Dion and Robert Williams, alongside other residency fellows, to produce “An Ordinall of Alchimy,” exhibited at Cabinet Magazine (Brooklyn, NY) and The Slought Foundation (Philadelphia, PA). Cornelius served on the Phillips Collection Contemporaries Board from 2001-2005 and served as the Chair of the Education Subcommittee. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Arlington Arts Center from 2008 - 2012. Cornelius was a New Media faculty member in the Fine Art & Art History Department at George Washington University, and taught Contemporary Culture in the Art History Department at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. She is available for individual consultations outside of the white cube.
MERAV EZER is an Israeli-born sculptor and video artist, who has been living in Brooklyn since 2002. Ezer holds a BFA from Hamidrasha College and MFA from SUNY Purchase. She participated in exhibitions both internationally and in New York City. Her work has been displayed at the Andy Warhol Factory, the Cypress Video Art Festival, The Abington Arts center, among other venues. In 2007 Ezer was selected to Smack Mellon Hot Picks and also won the Finishing Funds award for her video 'Air Condition'. Her work received favorable reviews in periodicals such as Sculpture Magazine, Journal of International Women’s Studies, and World Sculpture News. In 2016 Ezer produced and published together with her husband the artist Adi Shniderman their first printed magazine called 'Royal Flush' as part of their collective 'A Couple of Artists' in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
ERIC HIBIT (born Rochester, NY 1976) lives and works in New York. He attended the Corcoran College of Art + Design (BFA,1998) and Yale University School of Art (MFA, 2003). In New York, he has exhibited at Max Protetch Gallery, Anna Kustera Gallery, C24 Gallery, Zurcher Studio, Field Projects, TSA Gallery, and Ortega y Gasset Projects. He has exhibited nationally at Curator’s Office in Washington, DC, Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The University of Vermont, and internationally in Giverny, France and Paris, France. His work has been reviewed in the Village Voice and the Washington Post. Hibit has taught studio art at Tyler School of Art, Hunter College, NYU, and Cooper Union. In 2014, he joined the artist-run curatorial collective Ortega y Gasset Projects.
MARGARITA KOROL began exhibiting in New York in 2011 when she launched the “Transparency Project” at the KGB Bar to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl. In 2012, the publication of her book “Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother” led to a solo show during New York's Russian Heritage Month at The National Arts Club as well as a City of New York Citation of Worth for art, design, and writing. A native of Chicago, Korol was named that city’s Best New Visual Artist in 2013. She has shown her “Immigrating City” installation at Chicago’s Ravenswood Tap gallery and her “Die, Mauer” installation at Harper College's 20th anniversary commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Korol’s work is held in private and public collections including the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center Chicago and Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Cultural Center New York. She has been Artist in Residence at Intel’s Maker Education Initiative and currently applies her MFA in Design for Social Innovation (School of Visual Arts) and BS in Anthropology (Loyola University Chicago) to her work as founding studio manager of AdaptLab Productions, a video production house supporting the careers and works of filmmakers with learning differences. She lives and works in Washington Heights, NYC, with her Jack Russell terrier Squirt Lion Patelito.
TIBI TIBI NEUSPIEL works in a diverse range of media including performance and video, but is perhaps best known for his wryly humorous sculptures. His practice frequently involves the construction of logical and humorous structures, which are subverted in order to create doubt. Neuspiel’s projects intend to better our understanding of troubling aspects of contemporary life. Questions that he has recently addressed include: Do dogs like art? How can you survive a school shooting? What will our progeny make of our search histories? While pursuing these inquiries through art-making may not resolve any of these issues, they create a space in which further thought can occur. He has exhibited his work at institutions and art fairs throughout the Americas, Europe, and Japan, including at The Art Gallery of Ontario, MOMA PS1, Art Basel, and Tokyo Wonder Site. His work has been featured extensively in print and television including in the Chicago Tribune, Vice Magazine, and The New York Post, as well as screenings of his video works on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Neuspiel has been granted numerous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as recognition at the National Magazine Awards. He holds a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University in Toronto, and an MFA from New York University.
NOAH SCALIN is the first artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. He is creator of the Webby Award-winning project Skull-A-Day and the collaborative science fiction universe & performance art project League of Space Pirates. His fine art has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mütter Museum and Krause Gallery in NYC. His work has been featured in dozens of publications including Fast Company, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, USA Today, The Telegraph, and the New York Times. Noah co-runs Another Limited Rebellion an art & innovation consulting firm and is a sought-after public speaker on creativity. He is the author and co-author of six books, including most recently “Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity.”
DANA SHERWOOD (b. 1977, New York) is a New York based artist whose work lies in the boundary-lines of the domestic and the wild, and interrogates the semiotics of desire and melancholia present at the intersection of the two worlds. The complexity of interpretation lies in the use of non-traditional materials and unconventional methodologies, which can sometimes involve organic materials and elaborate confectionery as well as interventions by animals. Since receiving a BFA from the University of Maine in 2004 Sherwood has exhibited her work at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Mixed Greens Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, Flux Factory, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, the Biennial of Western NY, Mass MoCA, dOCUMENTA 13 and Prospect 2 New Orleans, among others. Sherwood’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Denny Gallery (New York, 2016), and Nagel-Draxler Reisbureau Galerie (Cologne, Germany, 2015). Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Art F City, and the Miami Rail. Sherwood has received several prestigious residencies including Swing Space by LMCC and OMI International Arts Center. In New York she is represented by Denny Gallery. She currently lives in Washington Heights, NYC, with her husband and frequent collaborator, Mark Dion.
PAUL VINET is a French-born artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He explores how we read images, how we worship them and how they shape our identity by using an unusual technique of painting or gold leaf on photographs. He completed his education in Paris where he earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in graphic design and photography from Academie Charpentier and one in Art History from Ecole du Louvre with a major in contemporary art and a master’s degree in Museum Studies also completed at the Louvre. He has had solo exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Brussels, New York and Washington, DC, and in Museum Arthur Batut in Labruguiere, France. In 2005, he was represented by Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York. In 2008, he did a large public art commission in Washington DC. In 2015, he had an exhibition at Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in New York. He is in the public collections of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music in Paris and the Arthur Batut Museum, France.