ASA: Armenian Students Association

An Evening of Art and Culture: A Benefit Cocktail Reception for The Blind Dates Curatorial Project
Date: Wednesday June 16th 2010  
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Contact: neery55@aol.com, or, 212, 842-4868
As an independent curatorial project, Blind Dates explores the traces of the peoples, places and cultures that once constituted the diverse geography of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) through an unprecedented exhibition which opens at Pratt Institute in November 2010.

An Evening of Art and Culture. A Benefit Cocktail Reception for The Blind Dates Curatorial Project

Come meet the participating Artists
Hear the Co-Curators introduce the project
Enjoy the creative process of making an Exhibition

Light Bites and Drinks
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
6:30 to 9:30pm

Mixed Greens Gallery 531 West 26 Street NYC
$60 in Advance and $80 at the door

For more info, to purchase tickets, or to make a contribution:
http://blinddatesproject.org/mailing/2010-06-16/

About Blind Dates Project:

Several years in the making, the Blind Dates project is a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary
contemporary art exhibition that opens at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in November 2010.  
As an independent curatorial project, Blind Dates explores the traces of the peoples, places
and cultures that once constituted the diverse geography of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922).
Acting as ‘matchmakers’ the project’s co-curators, Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian, begin
the process by pairing artists and sometimes non-artists for a series of private, informal discussions.  
The invited artists then work together and propose research-based collaborative projects that stem
from these first time encounters with the “other.”  The exhibition is comprised of approximately fifteen
collaborations which mediate for us experiences across time, space and (art) histories.
 
 

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