New York, NY, May 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Local and International Artists to Showcase Work & Installations in Restored Paper Factory Hotel and Mundo New York Restaurant as Part of Annual LIC Arts Open – Queens’ Largest Art Festival
On Thursday, May 14, The “Mundo We Live In” art & performance exhibition will host an opening party for its show at the Paper Factory Hotel and Mundo New York restaurant in Long Island City as part of the annual LIC Arts Open event in May to showcase art and performances by emerging local and international artists. The work exhibited will present direct, gritty and revolutionary points of view that will challenge even the most jaded art aficionado. Running concurrently with the Frieze Art Fair New York, the “Mundo We Live In Show” challenges more traditional ideas about artistic expression, a stone’s throw from Frieze, but a world away.
“The art in this show deals with the worlds we live in during our daily struggles, defects, and challenges and shows us where we come from and where we are going — on the outside and the inside of our perceptions and fears,” said Julián Calderón, director of artist relations, JP Art Acquisition, who curated the exhibition. “The show was designed to challenge visitors to ask questions, comment and most of all share their thoughts about what they see,” added Calderón.
Artists included in the exhibition will include (listed alphabetically):
Facundo Bengoechea (Argentina);
Julian Calderon (USA);
Natalie Graetzel (USA);
Zoltán Krizsán (Hungary);
Shawn Lefevre (USA);
Enrique Ortiz (USA);
Alfredo Echeverria Ripstein (Mexico);
Christopher Stach (USA)
“We selected these artists because their work presents us not with answers but compels us to question ourselves and the world we live in and create,” said Julián Calderón. You can see the work of these artists at www.jp-artnewyork.com.
In addition to showcasing art and performances, the exhibition will include curator and artist led talks and discussions.
The show was conceived, organized and drawn together by JP Art Acquisition, private art dealers based in New York and Los Angeles, that discover, mentor and manage emerging artists from around the world and help bring them to the attention of collectors, galleries and museums.
The exhibition was commissioned by Mundo New York restaurant located in the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City, a community that is fast becoming a cornerstone of art, design and fashion that’s starting to rival its neighbor, Brooklyn. The Paper Factory Hotel has graciously provided various exhibition areas in the hotel for the event, as well as help organize the exhibits. The hotel is a renovated and reconstructed 100 year old paper factory, an ideal location for this groundbreaking creative showcase of art and performance experience.
The exhibition will be included in the 2015 LIC Arts Open, Queens’ largest arts festival, which runs from May 13 through May 17. At this annual event, artists will open their studios to offer visitors a glimpse into their private world of the artist at work, which will also include innovative dance, theatre and music performances, throughout Long Island City.
“We are pleased to include 'The Mundo We Live In' Show in our activities this year,” said Richard Mazda, executive director, LIC Arts Open. “The addition of this unique and creative exhibition will help raise the profile of Long Island City as one of the largest and most diverse arts communities in New York City.”
About Paper Factory Hotel
The Paper Factory Hotel provides a unique alternative for people who seek an escape from traditional hotels. The 7-floor, century-old converted factory in LIC, Queens, NY is now a creative haven for people in the arts, music, and entertainment industries who want to relax, have fun and make friends. Designed for any occasion, the boutique hotel comes with superior guest services, loft-style sleeping rooms, luxe lounges, production studios, 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi, meeting and event spaces, and destination restaurant and bar venues. To learn more please visit www.paperfactoryhotel.com.
About Mundo New York Restaurant
Located in the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City, Mundo New York restaurant is mysterious, adventurous, and decadent, offering signature eclectic cuisine: a wholesome and sumptuous blend of Mediterranean and Latin influences. Mundo’s philosophy is to look beyond the current day geographical borders and instead appreciate the culinary and cultural richness as a whole. For more information, visit www.mundonewyork.com.
About LIC Arts Open
The LIC Arts Open, running five days in mid-May, is Queens’ largest arts festival and has been helping to raise the profile of LIC’s diverse community of artists since 2011. Connecting artists, residents, local government, tourists, art enthusiasts and the art-buying sector, the festival brings cultural and economic development to LIC, one of the fastest growing arts scene in New York City. Ongoing, LIC Arts Open is at the forefront of a grassroots movement to found the first arts center in the borough of Queens. For more information visit http://licartsopen.org/
About LIC Artists, Inc.
A 501(c)3 non-profit arts advocacy organization founded by artists and incorporated in 1986 in Long Island City. Originally located in a studio/ loft complex above a paper factory, LIC-A began producing art exhibitions and events, originated the Open Studios Annuals in 1985 and has continued since in providing professional development opportunities for artists. For more information go to http://www.licartists.org/