Arts Watch: Dutch Artist Harm van den Dorpel’s First U.S. Solo Show Comes to Abrons


Harm van den Dorpel, Silence Baby.

Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.) will be hosting esteemed Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel‘s first solo show in the U.S., opening this Friday.  The title of the exhibit, Release early, release often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity, references a philosophy used by computer programmers in the open source movement.  The artist is trained in computer programming and artificial intelligence as well as fine art, hence the cross-over language. (He is also often considered a key figure of “Post-Internet art.”)

The show promises to “introduce the artist’s spherical Perspex sculptures, web-based work, and collages, the latter appearing at once high-Modernist yet akin to melancholic, mass-produced hotel lobby art.”  The opening reception is from 6 – 8pm on Friday and the show will run through June 1st. There will be an Artist’s Talk on Sunday, April 21st at 3pm.