Samuel W. Kho, Curator
All Things Project @ NCGV

'Sam's Book of Martyrs': Bi Lu's 'Human' in the making...


(or Acts and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days,

Concerning Matters of the Church)

June 17 – September 18, 2010

All Things Project is pleased to present SAM’S BOOK OF MARTYRS, a summer group exhibition concerning Martyrdom, real and imagined, opening Thursday, June 17, 2010.

An homage to Foxes of Book of Martyrs, the classic (and notoriously graphic)16th century account of courageous “common-day saints”, the curator implicates himself as Grand Inquisitor. Ten artists with considerable conviction—well-known, almost known, unknown, young and old and deceased—submit work, but ARE COMPELLED TO DO SO UNDER PSEUDONYMS. One of the artists co-curates as collaborator. All the artists’ egos may be “killed off”, but their identities and stories pass on by word-of-mouth by those who care.  The public come to watch the spectacle and, maybe on a good day, reflect upon sacrifice and personal conscience, great loss or gain. When all is said and done, the question remains: is there a cause large enough to offer one’s own life or, conversely, to summarily dispatch another’s life?

The artists presented are: A., Barracuda, Bi Lu, Ettes, The Hippopotamus, Saint Bobolinck from the Order of Princess JungleBerry, A.B. Schwuchow, Sky Iers, the Late Wanda Shamanskya, among others.

SAM’S BOOK OF MARTYRS is the third of four exhibitions curated by Samuel W. Kho for All Things Project in 2010. The curatorial appointment, in its second year, is made possible by generous grants and gifts. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship that unabashedly supports cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and spoken word performances. More info at www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and www.ncgv.net.

Opening reception:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, June 17th, 2010

(Curator interviews artists:  8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 17th, 2010)

Closing reception takes place Saturday, September 18th, 2010. More details to be announced.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (or by appointment; please call in advance between July and September)

Admission is free and open to the public

All Things Project @ NCGV
269 Bleecker Street

(Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
New York, NY 10014



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