Monday, May 21, 2007


Jan Van Woensel, Art in General, and Bloomberg proudly present:

About Travel and Melancholy

22 May 2007 - 31 August 2007
Exhibition Opens at Bloomberg


Art in General and Bloomberg have partnered to create exhibition opportunities for artists at the corporation's headquarters. HORIZON, featuring artists Vanessa Albury, Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Eric Van Hove, Paulus Kapteyn and Sufjan Stevens, and guest curated by Art in General's 2007 Curatorial Fellow, Jan Van Woensel, is the fourth exhibition organized by Art in General and held at Bloomberg?s corridors.

The HORIZON artists have used various media, from installation, photography, music, poetry, and drawings to create an exhibition about travel and melancholy. As a whole, the exhibition creates a journey for the viewer. Whether the work is about accidentally venturing to the wrong place in search of something, a sequence of images on a roll of film, the creation of an alter ego in order to reflect on the post-industrial landscape of Jersey City, or even the possibility of making a phone call to access the less visual works, each project contributes to the creation of a correspondence about travel from one place to the next.

HORIZON is organized by Art in General and sponsored by Bloomberg.

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Jan Van Woensel is an independent curator and art critic based in New York and Antwerp, and the founding director of the International Curators Program Antwerp. In 2002-2003 he was appointed as professor of Initiation in Contemporary Art at the ?Karel de Grote? Art University, while completing a Bachelor degree in Philosophy at Antwerp University.

Since 2003 he has curated numerous exhibitions internationally. He is currently working on a monographic exhibition with installation artist Kris Vleeschouwer at MoMA Shanghai, a project for a new movie on the Bauhaus by Sue de Beer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp,
Belgium; as well as an exhibition at Sandroni Rey Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (2007). He is a contributing writer for ART, a Belgian magazine for contemporary art. In January 2007, he was appointed Visiting Lecturer and Senior Studio Professor at New York University, and has lectured and taught extensively.

Eric Van Hove was born in 1975 in Guelma, Algeria. He was educated in Cameroon, Belgium and Japan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art, E.R.G. in Brussels, Belgium. He studied traditional calligraphy under Japanese master Hideaki Nagano and is currently a PhD
candidate of the Tokyo Geidai University of Fine Arts and Music. He has been based in Tokyo, Japan since 2001; and has exhibited internationally. Having made displacement his studio, he is in perpetual movement; residencies in 2006 include Kolin Ryyna:nen, Karelia, Finland; MIDBAR Mitzpe Ramon, Israel; Paradise Art Center, Tehran, Iran; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; Lijiang Studio, Yunnan, China; while that same year he lectured in ten countries including the West Bank.

Paulus Kapteyn was born in 1970 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He grew up in Manhattan. In 1999 he graduated from the New School University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where he majored in Art History and Literature. In 2004 he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University School of Art in New York City. In 2005 he had a solo show at Art in General.

Vanessa Albury was born in 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee. Before settling last year in Brooklyn, New York, Albury lived and was educated in various southeastern US cities and abroad. Albury has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Charleston City Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and Nan Boynton Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida.

Stephan Apicella?Hitchcock received his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 1991 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. He has exhibited at the Shanghai Zendai Moma, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, the Nuart Scandinavian Art Festival in Norway, and the Armory show in New York City. He has lectured about his work at Harvard University and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and was also a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's WorldViews studio residency program at the World Trade Center in 2000.


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