September 16 – October 9, 2006
Opening: Saturday, September 16, 5- 7pm
*PS122 Gallery* and *artwurl.org* are pleased to present MAPQUEST, an exhibition of works by Lize Mogel and Dario Azzellini, Daniel Blochwitz, Cartographic Perspectives: Map Art, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Ewen Chardronnet, The Friends of William Blake, Elise Gardella, Ryan
Griffis/Temporary Travel Office, Ashley Hunt, Lasse Lau, Nadxieli Mannello, Sarah Ross, and Gregory Sholette organized by guest curator
Mapquest brings together work by artists, activists, writers and organizers, involved in experimentation with critical and dissident cartography. The exhibition examines various mapping strategies employed as response to specific social and political issues. Working not unlike investigative journalists, some participants conduct and map in-depth research of themes such as the functioning of private military contractors or recruitment centers. Others design maps as tools, featuring information that can be used to support for social action. In a similar vein they employ mapping strategies to produce alternative knowledge about networks of power and control in urban spaces.
The exhibition will run from September 16 through October 9, 2006. PS122 Gallery is located at 150 1st Avenue, New York.
This is the third annual exhibition to be held at PS122 Gallery organized by artwurl.org, an online cultural quarterly specialized in showcasing conversations between contemporary artists engaged in critical-art production.
This exhibition is made possible through support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Friends of PS122 Gallery and Art in General, New York.
Acknowledgements to Benj Gerdes and Daniel Tucker.