Friday, October 10, 2008

NAIL 1 Cancelled

We are sad to announce that NAIL 1 is cancelled for bureaucratic reasons. We tried to get around it, but after a lot of back and forth with the school, we have been forbidden from using the faculty apartment for events. We are looking into alternate spaces. (If you have any suggestions, let us know!) Please continue checking the site for updates and the announcement of NAIL 2.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

NAIL: 1: Home Sweet Home

This inaugural project takes over CCA's visiting artist apartment with objects culled from the homes of each of the curators. Installed or enacted in the house, each intervention aims to transform the anonymous IKEA-furnished space into one full of activity and everyday objects that will come together haphazardly, much like the curators, each with their own agendas and ideas. This exhibition is focused on the process of pulling objects/actions together, learning about each other's affinities and interests. In sharp contrast to the idea of the 'invisible hand' of the curator, this project is wholly bound to the identities of the participants; their activity is the only 'art' to witness.

HOME SWEET HOME may include:
books, table setting, food, hair, clothes in closet, dog, refrigerator ephemera, postcards, magnets, audio, video, charms, letters, stickers, papers, dart board, vases, flowers, fabric, sewing machine.

HOME SWEET HOME is the first in a series of projects that aim to facilitate group development: getting to know one another and the group as a whole by developing several concrete exhibitions/presentations of ideas.


NAIL is a collaboration of the Curatorial Practice students at California College of the Arts. NAIL (which stands for "Not Always In Location), provides us an avenue to experiment with exhibition forms.

Please check out our blog for updates on future exhibitions and news.