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Rendered Cities
organized by ANGL Collective

January 18 - March 17, 2018

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 17, 6-8 pm



An Unsolicited Exhibition Program exhibition
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Max Colson, Greener, Cleaner and More Sustainable, 2015,
from the series Images of Enjoyment and Spectacle
In a society obsessed with the visual, there is an increasing tendency to mistake good images with good architecture. Even real buildings tend to imitate the aesthetics of digital architecture, leading to a hyper-real experience of physical spaces. In the current regeneration frenzy, the real estate market has a strong stake in this trend as global cities become overpopulated with luxury housing and working spaces advertised through glossy billboards, in striking contrast to the raw construction sites they overlook.

Rendered Cities will be built up throughout its duration: beginning with an almost empty space and then building up to include physical works by five artists who explore the visual language and ideology behind the marketing of luxury property and development plans. By turning the exhibition space into an ever-changing construction site, we aim at creating a space for research, understanding, and engagement surrounding the tendency of digital architecture that is drastically transforming cities all over the world into homogeneous rendered spaces.



ANGL is a curatorial collaboration based in London, comprised of Luís Manuel Araújo, Brenda Guesnet, and Giulia Pistone. The collective was formed when all three members were students of Goldsmiths’ MFA Curating program and have been working together since December 2015, curating exhibitions and pursuing independent research in the fields of architecture, public space, and technology. During this time they organized Urban Methodologies (March 2016), a live installation act by Joonhong Min presented at RIBA, and Supporting Act (August 2016), a site-specific installation by Baha Görkem Yalim and Petter Yxell, selected for Edinburgh Art Festival 2016. They are currently working on A Place For You To Dream (February 2017), a group exhibition to take place in Canary Wharf, London.

apexart’s programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 
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