OBLIQUE STRATEGIES II  |  January 27 - February 21, 2014

Oblique Strategies is a set of cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first published in 1975. Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark, which is meant to be used as a catalyst for generating or resolving work.

Artists and architects were invited to make new works, or alter old works, by responding to a randomly assigned phrase taken from the deck of cards. The show considers the structuring of dilemmas as a tool of production and the many approaches it can generate. This is the second installment of this exhibition at Pace University. 

Participates include:
Olivia Ahn, Katherine Behar, Pat Berran, Tania Cross, Donna Dennis, Dawn Frasch, Alicia Gibson, Kristen Jensen, Branden Koch, Teddy Kofman, Marget Long, Jillian McDonald, Sue Mikelson, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Aida Sehovic, James Siena, Fred Valentine, James Weingrod, Susan Chrysler White, Gia Wolff, Bryan Zanisnik.

Curated by Emmy Mikelson

Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY

Aida Sehovic. "Disconnect from Desire." Concrete

Aida Sehovic. "Disconnect from Desire." Concrete

Gia Wolff. "What to Maintain?" LED lights, wood, glass

Gia Wolff. "What to Maintain?" LED lights, wood, glass

Artist Bryan Zanisnik performs in a display case on wheels for his performance A Woman Waits For Me II in the exhibition Oblique Strategies at Pace University’s Peter Fingesten Gallery (Financial District, Manhattan, 02.06.14). Production still from the New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland.

Artist Bryan Zanisnik performs in a display case on wheels for his performance A Woman Waits For Me II in the exhibition Oblique Strategies at Pace University’s Peter Fingesten Gallery (Financial District, Manhattan, 02.06.14). Production still from the New York Close Up film Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family. © Art21, Inc. 2014. Cinematography by Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland.