The Allentown Chen Arts Group includes artists living and working in Allentown, as well as regional artists who are interested in exhibiting and selling their work in Allentown. The group includes visual artists, film makers, musicians, dancers, writers, and creative people of all ages who are interested in supporting and promoting the arts in Allentown.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Allentown artist Gregory Coates featured in Berlin show
Dada Post proudly presents our first exhibition of the 2011 season titled: Children of Paradise. This is a multigenerational exhibition presented under the banner of our yearlong Geopraxis program, and features ten highly diverse artists - who do not live or work in Berlin, although all (except one) lived or currently lives in New York.
Hugo Bastidas ¡ Dineke Blom ¡ Gregory Coates ¡ Edward Clark ¡ Asha De Costa¡ Julie Durkin ¡ Nickolas Krushenick¡ Elizabeth Newman Kuiper ¡ Kazuko Miyamoto ¡ Alan Uglow
The exodus from New York over the past decade, to places like Los Angeles and Berlin, has been nothing short of amazing.It seems that New York's centrality to the art world has passed its peak, and is teetering under the weight of a “money creed with out culture”.
As Leonard Cohen famously sang: "First we'll take Manhattan, then we'll take Berlin."
Children of Paradise: in the case of this exhibition, is one that examines the interloper status (like an invasive species), which applies to non-indigenous species, or "non-native", animals whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to cultural autonomy.The term "invasive" is used for the most aggressive species.These species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major disturbance to the areas in which they are present – thanks to drugs – sex- and rock n roll.
Seeking/Rejecting the Emblematic in Global Culture
Geopraxis is a Dada Post yearlong program of inquiry on the state of art practice of our current era of global society.It is a program initiated by Dada Post to examine the conditions and problems of the phenomenon of globalization, and its impact on art practice.
Is it true that any environment that attracts, sustains, and retains globally resourceful artists will inevitably flourish and blossom into something new and exciting?The colonization of Berlin by a steady influx of artists from all over the world since 1989 has resulted in a consequence where Berlin has become the new global center for the disparate ideas that currently inform every kind of contemporary art. The current Berlin art scene is diverse in its condition, and very focused on the arrival of its internationalization.