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Make Things (Happen) Coming to Oakland, CA!

Make Things (Happen)
Interface Gallery
Oakland, CA

Over the past few months, I’ve been expanding Make Things (Happen) for its exhibition at Interface Gallery in Oakland! Now with 45 artist-created activity sheets, the project will include interactive work stations, offsite locations (pick up a postcard in the gallery for details), and public programming led by artists!

February 6–March 1
Interface Gallery

486 49th Street (in Temescal Alley, off Telegraph), Oakland, CA

Friday, February 6
6–9pm: Opening reception (Oakland First Fridays)
7pm: Probe the twin histories of astronomy and astrology with Lauren Marie Taylor. Make a star chart, create new constellations, then officially name and dedicate your very own star.

Saturday, February 7 
1pm: Meal Ticket with Lexa Walsh brings together different individuals for a home-cooked meal and recipe exchange to facilitate conversation and community. The recipes are complied into a community cookbook, creating a unique group identity, while the meals propose a temporary utopia to encourage a hospitable democracy. RSVP at interfaceartgallery@gmail.comat capacity.

Gallery Hours: Wed–Sun, 11–4

 

map of offsite locations

Go out and find four sheets at our neighbors:
Book/Shop, 482D 49th St, Tue–Fri 12–6, Sat 10–6
Lanesplitter Pizza, 4799 Telegraph @ 48th St, daily 11am-12am
La Commune Bookstore at Omni Oakland Commons, Shattuck @ 48th St, Tue–Sun 12–6
Royal Nonesuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph @ 43rd St, Sat–Sun 1–4

Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Ariana Jacob, Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, Jessica Longmore, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Kari Marboe & Erik Scollon, Betty Marín, Mark Anthony Martinez, Meta Local Collaborative, Melissa Miller, Roy Meuwissen, Laura Napier, Susan O’Malley, Dionis Ortiz, Kristina Paabus, Piero Passacantando, Julie Perini, Ryan Pierce, Pavel Romaniko, Risa Puno, Genevieve Quick, Mary Rothlisberger, Pallavi Sen, Elisabeth Smolarz, Tattfoo Tan, Lauren Marie Taylor, sharita towne, Emilio Vavarella, David Gregory Wallace, Lexa Walsh, Alex Wilde & Emily Chappell, Brian Zegeer, Lu Zhang

The results ran the gamut from celebratory, such as making commemorative plates of one’s own life, to darkly hilarious, such as the reproduction and delivery of an ominous note written by Stanley Kubrick to Tom Cruise. … While some of the artists’ instructables can be executed solo, Yap is a great fan of the Venn diagram: Overlapping with others is the real payoff.

—Silke Tudor “DIY Gallery,” SF Weekly (February 4, 2015).

 

#mkthngshppn

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Always happy to kick off a new artist-run space by participating in their first show!

Most Likely to Succeed

February 6–March 15, 2015
Most Likely to Succeed
Wave Pool

2940 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati

Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 6–9pm

I’ll be showing 12 diagrammatic Positive Signs drawings. Onwards!

 Artists: Alicia Escott, Kristin Farr, Erin Colleen Johnson, Chase Melendez, Susan O’Malley, Jessica Smith, and Christine Wong Yap

2/6-3/15: Most Likely to Succeed inaugural exhibition @ Wave Pool

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Personal-sized, spirited declarations suggest a semaphore of positive sentiment or unabashed enthusiasm. Christine Wong Yap, Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) Mini Flags, 2012, fabric, thread, wood, woven labels, ~15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm each . Installation view at SideCar Gallery, Hammond, IN. Photo: Clare Britt.

Personal-sized, spirited declarations suggest a semaphore of positive sentiment or unabashed enthusiasm. Christine Wong Yap, Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) Mini Flags, 2012, fabric, thread, wood, woven labels, ~15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm each . Installation view at SideCar Gallery, Hammond, IN. Photo: Clare Britt.

Ortega y Gasset collective artists’ exhibition at SideCar Gallery has been extended through the end of December.

Also, check out the Ortega y Gasset exhibition, Tightened, as if by Pliers, at the Knockdown Center in Queens.

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EARTHTWERKS extended

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It’s the last day to catch EARTHTWERKS, Ortega y Gasset collective artists’ exhibition at SideCar Gallery in Hammond, IN. I especially love this photo of my vinyl poster in the gallery’s unique setting in a suburban house.

Christine Wong Yap, Vinyl Poster, #1, 2012, transparent vinyl, ribbon, thread, acrylic, 36 x 45 inches. Photo: Clare Britt.

Christine Wong Yap, Vinyl Poster #1, 2012, transparent vinyl, ribbon, thread, acrylic, 36 x 45 inches. Photo: Clare Britt.

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Last Day of EARTHTWERKS

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News: I joined Ortega y Gasset, and begin a Midwest season

I am now part of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a cross-country artist’s collective. You may have heard of it as one of the many artist-run project spaces in the 17-17 Troutman building in Ridgewood, Queens, NY. Now, we’re working on itinerant programming, including a show of our own work that opens next weekend in the Chicago metro area.

November 15–December 13, 2014
EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars

SideCar Gallery
Hammond, IN
Artists: Lauren Frances Adams (MD), Eleanna Anagnos (NY), Joshua Bienko (TN), Clare Britt (IL), Eric Hibit (NY), Fritz Horstman (CT), Leeza Meksin (NY), Sheilah Wilson (OH), Zahar Vaks (NY), Christine Wong Yap (NY).
Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–10

I’m currently working towards two other opportunities in the Midwest in 2015: a group show in Cincinnati, OH, and a residency in Wichita, KS. Looking forward to seeing more of this amazing country.

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W.A.G.E. Certification is finally here!

I’d been wishing for a US version of CARFAC for years, and now we finally have one.

 

WAGE certification screenshot

WAGE certification screenshot

 

W.A.G.E. has recently released a recommended fee schedule for paying artists!

I’m also fascinated by W.A.G.E.’s list of example galleries and museums. The annual budgets and director salaries are especially intriguing. The pay scale for directors ranges wildly (just as it does for artists).

W.A.G.E. makes this a super exciting time to be talking and thinking about artists, ethics, and art world transparency. Please contribute to W.A.G.E.’s fundraising campaign!

 

Christian L. Frock has rounds up initiatives exploring artists and payment for KQED. She kindly includes a mention my blog post of an artist’s decision tree.

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10/16-11/26: Make Things (Happen) in Social in Practice @ NYU Tisch

October 16–November 29, 2014
Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries

Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor) and 8th Floor Galleries @ DPI
721 Broadway at Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003
[Google Map]

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16, 6-8pm

Gallery hours: M–F 9–7, Sat 12–5
Free and open to the public

Make Things (Happen) is a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap featuring 29 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen.

Activity sheets freely available in Make Things (Happen) at Social in Practice at Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC.

Activity sheets freely available in Make Things (Happen) at Social in Practice at Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC.

Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, Jessica Longmore, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Meta Local Collaborative, Roy Meuwissen, Dionis Ortiz, Kristina Paabus, Piero Passacantando, Julie Perini, Risa Puno, Genevieve Quick, Pallavi Sen, Elisabeth Smolarz, Emilio Vavarella, David Gregory Wallace, Lexa Walsh.

makethings-happen.christinewongyap.com

 

 

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