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"PDF-OBJECTS" Opening Reception, Jason Lazarus & Sean Ward

Join us for the opening reception for




organized by Jason Lazarus and Sean Ward


Opening Reception

Friday, 17th November, 2017

19:00 - 22:00


Running time

17.11.2017 - 09.12.2017

PDF-OBJECTS is a growing, nomadic collection of embedded text-object sculptures. For its iteration at Exgirlfriend gallery in Berlin, the participating artists include:

Kimberlee Cordova (Mexico City)

Bernd Trasberger (Berlin)

Carrick Bell (Berlin)

Roberto Uribe Castro (Berlin)

Natalie Obert (Berlin)

kate-hers RHEE (Berlin)

Ela Spalding (Berlin / Panama)

Fiona Valentine Thomann (Berlin)

Kandis Williams (Berlin / LA)

Andrew Norman Wilson (LA)

Marek Wolfryd (Mexico City)

Participating artists are asked to submit to organizers: a single PDF of a text that significantly informs their practice, a description of a commonly available object (valued at $20 USD or less), instructions on how to sculpturally embed the PDF and object together. PDF-OBJECTS is an invitation into the artist’s thinking and practice–an embodied library, a sculptural field–each object a footnote to the text, or vice versa. The design of the project encourages new moments of scholarship, pedagogy, and intimacy between artist and audience. Participating artists are able to update their PDF-OBJECTS at any time in order to reflect their current research and practice.

Jason Lazarus is a Florida based artist, curator, educator, and occasional writer. His work seeks experiential methods to grapple with the production of knowledge, the politics of representation, and the mobility of the monumental. Sean Ward is a New York-based artist. He works as an educator of teaching artists and youth through empirical methodologies within the New York public school system. As curator and writer, he questions how concept and form find each other; fitting together in a quotidian context resulting in a daily practice in the ephemeral, intuition and often impulsive.