Here Comes the Post Contemporary
Photograph by Timothy Reidy
The Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy has a new name. It’s now the Post Contemporary, and after three years, the not-for-profit artist space/gallery/incubator will finally have its long-awaited grand opening next month.
According to its new website, “The Post Contemporary supports artists thinking and/or working beyond the confines of the established art world, enabling them to influence the development of future concepts, systems, and communities.”
Curated by Brandon Stosuy, the Post Contemporary’s opening exhibition is “Rural Violence” featuring the work of the artists Matthew Barney, Cindy Daignault, Lionel Maunz and Prurient (with John Sharian). It’s described as “a meditation on the bucolic as sinister and the quiet violence of the pastoral, along with the various rituals attached to both natural and personal cycles.”
The Post Contemporary’s official grand opening gala takes place on Saturday, September 19 in three tiers. From 7-8pm, there’s the exclusive preview with a strolling dinner. From 8-10pm, it’s the main gala event. And then from 10pm-12midnight, it’s a dance party.