Read The Rules Before You Use The Pool

TITLE                                     Read The Rules Before You Use The Pool

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ARTISTS: Graw Boeckler with Tujiko Noriko, Ryan Brennan, Robert Heel, Luna Maurer, Elias Melad, Antonio Serna

WHEN August 18-27, 2011
Monday-Friday 3:30PM-7:30PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, NY, NY
Opening August 18 from 6PM-8PM

CURATED BY Kristin Trethewey+Cornelia Lund

Rules can be defined as a prescribed guide for conduct or action. In life, rules are often prescribed to us, but we find the exceptions, break and even make new rules constantly. They become the foundation of any structure and are a major part of game design, spiritual practice and instruction. This exhibition of multidisciplinary projects questions, our perception and the necessary process of the construction and deconstruction of rules. Some projects are built for others to engage with. While other works pay homage to them, bounce off and/or find ways around the rules.


Ryan Brennan’s Living Exercises are an on going performance
project based on a series of instructions to be done sometimes
privately or publicly aimed to broaden ones perspective
personally and socially.

Elias Necol Melad is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  His paintings force interactions between personal inner monologues and our current global landscape, recycling primitive architectural forms as an environmental template to display these synergies.  He studied at Brooklyn College under Archie Rand and Vito Acconci.

Robert Heel is an audiovisual artist, VJ and electronic musician,
working in the fields of video and sound design, installation,
audiovisual live performance, VJ-ing and music production.

Luna Maurer is an artist and designer from Holland. Poly-luna is
the design practice by Luna Maurer. She forms part of the
Conditonal Design Collective. Read the manifesto and visit the
platform at

Graw Boeckler We see our role as artists not only in producing
artefacts but also in designing the way they are consumed
respectively distributed. We invented a set up to present films and
a virtual space called “Raum für Projektion” (space for projection)

Antonio Serna is an artist living and working in New York. With art as a tool, he is constantly comparing and contrasting the human construct of progress with the animal instinct of survival. The results of which have been exhibited in New York, Spain, Mexico, Amsterdam, and Texas. Antonio has also taught and lectured at Parsons School of Design, St. Johns University, and at Brooklyn College as a teaching fellow. Outside of his studio, Antonio Serna enjoys rummaging through the social anthropology of art and visual culture via vizKult.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.