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Release Celebration: The Book of Everyday Instruction by Chloë Bass

  • CUE Art Foundation 137 W 25th St New York, NY 10001 (map)

Join The Operating System and CUE Art Foundation for a very special evening celebrating the much-anticipated release of the (actual, physical) BOOK of The Book of Everyday Instruction by artist Chloë Bass. Hosted by OS Creative Director and Founder, Elæ Maga [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson], featuring a performance of Chloe's 2017 piece "Sorry not sorry" (originally published on ARTS.BLACK) with special guests Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Alexis Wilkinson (curator of the exhibition "Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction" at the Knockdown Center in spring 2018). 

In 2015, Chloë Bass began a two-year chronicle of one-on-one social interactions, beginning with the question "How do we know when we're really together?" Through private performances, interactive experiences, text installations, interviews and photography, Bass explored the pair relationship, expanding ideas of place, history, activity, and distance. In developing the project, Bass conceptualized the book as an exhibit; now, in collaboration with The Operating System, she presents an exhibit as a book. 

Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Chloë Bass creates performances, situations, installations, and publications dedicated to the deep questioning of the everyday. She is gradually scaling up her investigations of intimacy, starting with the self, now studying pairs, and eventually working at the scale of entire cities. Recent projects have been seen at the James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, EFA Project Space, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, Cooper Union, and Elsewhere. Chloë has held residencies at Triangle Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Workspace), The Laundromat Project, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Luminary, among others. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in social practice and sculpture at Queens College, CUNY, and a contributor to Hyperallergic. The Book of Everyday Instruction is her second monograph.

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