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8TH Annual AiOP 2012 Model Festival

Article Date: October 5th-15th, 2012

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This performance explores the belief in the unbelievable through the anomalous, quasi-perceptual experiences of apparitions. Performing her own interpretation of the Catholic saints she was named for, the artist will travel across all of 14th Street, from West to East.


OCTOBER 5-15, 2012 on 14th Street, NYC A festival exploring the odd, ordinary,
and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life.


NEW YORK, NY (September, 2012) Art in Odd Places (AiOP), New York City’s annual public art and performance festival, is pleased to announce its eighth and biggest season to date. Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL will take place from October 5 to October 15, 2012, along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River. The festival will feature 100+ artists’ projects from New York and beyond, who will apply their practice to AiOP’s unconventional structure inserting art into daily life to proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest MODEL runway in the world – the biggest festival to date.

MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. MODEL citizens were encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.

Taking on another MODEL itself, Art in Odd Places presents a larger dynamic curatorial team than previous years that includes Guest Lead Curator Edwin Ramoran, Guest Curators, Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, and Shaun J. Wright.

PRESS PREVIEW: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4-6pm at Parsons New School of Design, in the lobby of 2 W 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Featuring a selection of festival projects.

“We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. We live, work, walk, occupy, reminisce, two-step, eat, drink, dance, forget, smell, trip, feel, and dream 14th Street from east to west. 14th Street is our public showroom, free laboratory, open vitrine, inclusive procession, movement mall, evolving plaza, and liberated space. No door will separate us,” - Edwin Ramoran


WHO: 100 + artists’ projects from around the world.
Guest Lead Curator Edwin Ramoran, Guest Curators, Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, and Shaun J. Wright.

Curatorial team bios:

Edwin Ramoran is Curator-At-Large at Bronx Council on the Arts. He is a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Curatorial Fellowship and apexart Residency. Previous positions: Assistant Curator at The Bronx Museum, Curator at Longwood Arts Project, and Director of Exhibitions at Aljira. He received a BA from UC Riverside.

Raquel de Anda is an Independent Curator based in NY. Formerly Associate Curator at Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, de Anda’s work is influenced by both social and public practice, creating collaboration-based programming that connects contemporary art to the local community. De Anda is a contributing editor for

Shaun J. Wright is a graduate of the London College of Fashion with a Masters's degree in Fashion Curation. He has been working in the fashion industry for a decade as a freelance fashion stylist, creative consultant, curator, and journalist.

Festival Producer, Sarah Brozna Founder/Director, Ed Woodham

Collaborating Organizations: Parsons The New School for Design, New York City Housing Authority, and Bronx Council for the Arts.

Christine Licata is the Associate Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts. From

2008 – 11 she was the Associate Curator at Taller Boricua Galleries in Spanish Harlem. As an Art

Writer and Critic, she has been published in exhibition and artist catalogs as well as written for Artlog,

Degree Critical, PERFORMANCE 07, and Art on Paper.


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ARTISTS: Gema Alava, Emil Alzamora, Robert Bingham & Laurel Jay Carpenter, Isidro Blasco, Brian & Ryan, Michael Paul Britto, Michele Brody, Suzanne Broughel, Matthew Burcaw, Curtis Carman, J. Carpenter, Howard Chambers & Bland Hoke, Tré Chandler, Cecile Chong, Concerned New Yorkers, Esperanza Cortés, Alberto Cortés, Jamie Crooke, David Antonio Cruz, Lainie Love Dalby, Virginia Dan, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Katrina De Wees, The Delicious, Jordan Eagles, Zachary Fabri, The Friendly Falcons: Jeff Kurosaki & Tara Pelletier, Sean Paul Gallegos, Ghana ThinkTank, Rory Golden, Rosalinda González, Edwin González-Ojeda, Kristaps Gulbis, Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Skowmon Hastanan, HellaCrisis, Juan Hinojosa, Kanene Holder, Faith Holland, horea, Kathleena Howie-Garcia (Lady K-Fever) & Mary A. Valverde, Michael Howley, Kate Huh, Gisela Insuaste, it/EQ (Ethan Shoshan & Carlo Quispe, et. al.), Tomashi Jackson, Jecca, Amy Kaps, Marie Christine Katz, Jayson Keeling, Katya Khan, Nasrin Khosrowshahi, Swati Khurana, Alice Lang, Omar & Gabriel Lawrence-Campbell, Dongsuk Lee (aka.DS LEE), Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama, Presley Martin, Amelia Marzec, Christina Massey, Rafael T. Melendez, Geraldo Mercado, Nuria Montiel, Federico Martínez Montoya, Dylan Mortimer, MUC, Ed Nauseum, Thinh Nguyen, Urayoán Noel, Piero Passacantando, Jérôme Porsperger, Cindy Rodriguez, Andrew Russell Thomas & Dana Zaldo, Chris Rogy, Steve Rossi, Georgie Roxby Smith, Peter Russell, Tara Raye Russo, Jacolby Satterwhite, David Schleifer & Tracy Gilman, Lizzie Scott, See Me Tell Me, Pallavi Sen, Paul Shortt, Caridad Sola, SPANK, George Spencer & Jason Shaker Pinilla, The StatusHoes Collective, Laurencia Strauss, Sasha Sumner, Supergood, Hank Willis Thomas, Justin Randolph Thompson, Elisa Velázquez, Conrad Ventur, Jonathan Villoch, Gretchen Vitamvas, Cathy Weiner, Genevieve White, Callie Wile, Christine Wong Yap, Seldon Yuan, Geraldo Zamproni, Qian Zhang

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