12.20.2003

Red 76 — Dim Sum

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Date/Time: 20/12/2003 12:00 am


We are very happy to present a three-day New York version of the Portland,
Oregon (now partially Chicago) Red76 art collective’s Dim Sum project as
part of the 16 Beaver Lunchtime Series. If you live or work in the
financial district, just drop in for a break between 12pm and 3pm this
Friday. If not, they’ll also be here Saturday and Sunday between 7pm and
11pm. All information regarding the project is below (including detailed
directions). We hope you can make it!
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Dim Sum NYC
Dec. 19 -21
@16Beaver
Fri. 12 – 3pm (Chinese pastries and coffee served)
Sat. and Sun. 7 – 11pm (drinks included)
Dim Sum, a project we first enacted in December 2002 in Portland, Oregon,
archives the work of well over 100 artists from around the world. Art that
can really be worked over. Work that can be held, listened to, looked at.
The viewer arrives in the gallery to see the space set up as if
they were in a restaurant. They are seated, drinks are served. There is a
TV/VCR, and a CD player at each table. Menus are given to the viewers that
are incredibly hard to figure out and only vaguely give you an idea of
what you might get. We, Red76 members, come around dressed as waitstaff
with material for the viewers to choose from that they might not have
picked off the menu, just as if you were eating Dim Sum.
In Cantonese Dim Sum translates into “a little bit of heart”.
What better to focus on? Some may view the work shown at this exhibit as
ephemera. Fuck that. Zines, chapbooks, CDs, videos, giveaway portfolios,
scrapbooks, are the items that fuel ideas and spur growth. Most
importantly these are the works of art that we see around us everyday. In
our bookshelves, on our tables. These are
works of art that you can pick up, sit down with, and call your
own.
Artists from as far away as Bilbao-Spain, and as close by as
your roommates bedroom, will be on view during Dim Sum. Stop in, pick a
seat, have a drink, and dig in, all free of charge.
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