Clocktower Gallery (Official Site), founded in 1972 by AIR Director Alanna Heiss, is a legendary alternative space which presented seminal works in all media by artists including Richard Tuttle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Max Neuhaus, Lynda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, and Laurie Anderson. Today, the Clocktower continues this tradition with its art residency and exhibition programs that support and promote the work of a new generation of artists including James Franco, Japanther, Z'EV, and G Lucas Crane, among many others.
On view during the reception is a collection of experimental film and rock music curated by Branko Franceschi, called Psychedelic Moving Images from Socialist Yugoslavia. This 75-minute loop exemplifies the impact that capitalist Western society had on Yugolavia's brand of socialism in the mid-60s to mid-70s, digging into Branko's deep familiarity with the subject, as director of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia, and through his long history with Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic in Zagreb.
The evening will also feature a video projection installation by current artist-in-residence Hisao Ihara.
Art International Radio (AIR) (Official Site),operating in lower Manhattan's historic Clocktower Gallery is an Internet radio station, free cultural archive, and art center. AIR's mission is to be a leading source for music, audio art, cultural dialogue and new media innovation, and a singular art space dedicated to facilitating and promoting the work of emerging and established artists.
AIR broadcasts weekly in-depth interviews, independent music programs, and original works of audio art. AIR's audio archive is a unique cultural resource that engages and involves diverse cultural groups, students, scholars, professionals, musicians, artists, writers and culture connoisseurs in the United States and around the world.