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CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Richard Garet
CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Richard Garet

Thu, Jul 20


Fridman Gallery

CT::SWaM Plasticity Office: Richard Garet

Join us for an activation of Plasticity Office with Richard Garet.

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Jul 20, 2023, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the Event

Richard Garet’s approach to working with sound focuses on interacting with materials' sonic properties as both source and instrument. Furthermore, Garet crafts his material to depict and arrive at the expression of each sound's accurate significance to subsequently apply idiosyncratic compositional methods for the listening experience. Such materials are amplified EMF emissions, modified audiocassettes, dysfunctional tape players, circuit boards, sonification of light, and computer processing among other explorations, and with no particular hierarchy.

Richard Garet is a contemporary multimedia artist born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1972. He holds an MFA from Bard College, NY. Garet has lived and worked in the United States since 1996. He explores the ontological relationship between the materials he uses, such as background noise activations, image and sound generative processes, and experiments applied to obsolete and current technological media utilities that emulate everyday situations resulting in abstractions. For Garet, these conceptual and experimental creations embody the perception of contemporary life as a filtered and sensory experience.

Recent projects include Transhemisférico, Gurvich Museum of Art, Montevideo, Uruguay; Beyond the Sounds of Silence, Lowe Art Museum of The University of Miami, Miami, FL; Revealing, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL; Plural Domains, Selected Works From CIFO Collection, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL; Interstitial Spaces, CTM 2020, KQB Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany; Apocalypse at Nicola Pedana Gallery, Caserta, Italy; Four Horsemen, MAKER Fair, Rome, Italy; Primitivo, Casa Hoffman, Bogota, Colombia; The Festival of the Image, Manizales, Colombia; CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition 2017, Florida, USA; RED-Splice, Fridman Gallery, NYC; SOUND ONE, Cindy Rucker, NYC; Periscope, Zipper Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Screen Memory, Galerie Burster, Berlin; Midnight Moment, site specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space, Studio 10, NY; Theorem: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Maná Contemporary, NJ; Adrenalina, Red Bull Station, Sau Paulo, Brazil; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Bioderivas, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Spain; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Soundings: a Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; 5x5 Real Unreal, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela; EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. His sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Line Imprint, and Contour Editions.


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