Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The United Nations is Decadent and Depraved

My good friend Mark Boswell has just sent me details of a really fascinating show he has coming up at the Jason Rulnick Gallery in Manhattan this week. It’s a collaboration with Russian-born photographer Anton Koslov Mayr and is running from May 21 to June 17. Here’s a copy of the press release, which you can also download as a PDF by clicking here:

‘The United Nations is Decadent and Depraved is a collaborative project between the American filmmaker Mark Boswell and the Russian photographer Anton Koslov Mayr featuring photographs, artifacts, and a 20 minute film installation inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s short story; “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” The project was filmed during the 2008 Session of The United Nations in New York.

‘Through creative measures, Boswell and Koslov Mayr obtained U.N. credentials, gaining access to General Assembly speeches, conferences, press room activities, and the building at large. The project attempts to draw a critical portrait of fleeting relevance for the only international body of law in the world.

‘Mark Boswell’s experimental media art works have screened in over 25 countries in museums, biennials, and media art festivals with recent exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Transmediale Festival, Berlin, the Courtauld Institute, London, and Oxford University, England. Boswell studied film & film theory at various institutions in Switzerland, France,Germany, and the U.S. from 1986-1992. Boswell lives and works in New York.

‘Anton Koslov Mayr is a Russian-born photographer whose works has been exhibited internationally through museums, festivals, and galleries including Art Moscow 2005, Paris Photo 2006, and The Museum of Modern Art Medellin, Columbia. Koslov Mayr studied film and philosophy at NYU and Harvard. He lives and works in Paris.’

For more images every bit as fabulous as the reproduced one at the top of this post, please click here.

Should anyone happen to find themselves in the neighbourhood, the Jason Rulnick Gallery can be found at 230 Fifth Avenue at 27th Street, #809 (N, W, R trains to 23rd or 28th street, one block east). Gallery hours by appointment: tel: 212. 244. 7071, mobile: 347. 432. 7071, email gallery@jasonrulnick.com.

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