Photo: Joanne Cheung
“You can make something (or make something happen) anywhere at anytime in any circumstance. These words are not a banal and furthermore sloppy translation of the American Dream, but the principle that David Horvitz, artist and chronicler, is applying in his work. At West, he is presenting his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, including a multi-artist project that he organized, as well as photographs, paintings, video, publications, and ephemera.
Carry–On (2010) is a multi-artist project organized by the young artist and integrated in his show at West. Horvitz asked a number of artists to pass one of their works to him, which he then carried to The Hague in his carry-on luggage. In transit, the works were never left alone, not even for a moment. By carrying the objects with him continuously, he takes full responsibility.
Horvitz will also present the video Newly Found Bas Jan Ader Film (2006) in a new installation. The video, originally uploaded to Youtube, had gotten Horvitz into a little bit of trouble in Los Angeles. In the third room of West, Horvitz’s vast publishing career will be presented. This includes books, zines, vinyl records, newspapers, posters, and magazines. Also included will be a few of his previous multi-artist projects, which could be close to the work and contributions by 100 other artists.
Organizing and exhibiting multi-artist projects is part of Horvitz’s practice as an artist. He creates a framework to distribute, reproduce, and display other artists’ work. For him, this framework is his work.”
Exhibition: Saturday 04.09.2010 – Saturday 02.01.2010
Opening: Saturday September 4th, 19:00 — 23:00
With work by: Michael Bell-Smith, Paul Branca, Colleen Brown, Dylan Chatain, Joanne Cheung and Beau Sievers, Dexter Sinister, Marley Freeman, Marc Handelman, Tim Ridlen, Maxwell Simmer, Ed Steck, Penelope Umbrico
2515 LR, Den Haag