FRESCO Talk #3 - A Conversation with Curator Jennifer Houdrouge (Nov 17)

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“A Conversation with Curator Jennifer Houdrouge” will be the next installment of the FRESCO Talk series. Hosted by Yizhuo Irina Li, FRESCO’s Curatorial Director, the project aims to bring artists, galleries, museum professionals, scholars, and collectors together and share their insights with the millennial generation.

FRESCO Foundation invites Jennifer Houdrouge to converse about her curatorial experience. The Chimney NYC is an exhibition and performance venue promoting multidisciplinary and international artists. Founded in June 2015, the Chimney plays on the rawness of its industrial architecture. All works are commissioned to interact with space, creating immersive environments and interactions with the viewers.

Houdrouge will focus on how artists interacted with The Chimney’s space in their unique approach and how The Chimney has been promoting artists through diverse types of events. One recent symposium at the gallery explored the intersection of art and ecology.

The conversation will be held along with a presentation of The Chimney’s archives.

A reception to follow after the talk with drinks and snacks.

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Date: November 17, 2018

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 45 Renwick Street, New York, NY, 10013

Jennifer Houdrouge has curated series of shows at The Chimney, an exhibition and performance space venue located in Bushwick. The Chimney opened in 2015 and focuses on promoting multidisciplinary and international artists. Shows are curated to dramatize the space, so each exhibition explores the constraints and possibilities of the gallery’s unique architecture. Instead of a white cube, The Chimney is a windowless black box.   

Houdrouge worked as a curatorial intern at Guggenheim Museum and as an assistant to the director at Gladstone Gallery. In 2017, she and Clara Darrason, as partners, were named one of the “Brooklyn 100 Influencers” by Brooklyn Magazine. Both are alumnae of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where they met.