(Nov. 14 - Nov.29), 2003 "ARTSEEN 11: An Annual Showcase of New and Experimental Art"
Nature Of Activity: Open, unjuried off-site exhibition.
"Artseen" is Artcite's annual, unjuried off-site exhibition of new and experimental art for Windsor/Detroit area artists. Since its inception, "Artseen" has provided a variety of different sites to artists who are interested in installing their work in non-traditional settings. Past "Artseen" locations have included a disused warehouse and box factory; a vacant post office and government building; a 1930s-era office building, a former turn-of-the century dairy, and the former Windsor police headquarters. Many of the works in "Artseen" are site-specific, process works and develop over the duraction of the shows. "Artseen" is open to the public for extended hours throughout the exhivition run. Media coverage and public attendance for this event, as always, promises to be extensive, providing an opportunity for the arts community to interact with a large, general public in the context of an unusual setting.
"Artseen's" 11th edition was staged at Windsor's new Canada South Science City, a renovated elementary school in downtown Windsor with interactive science exhibits, workshops and tours for children. The combination of finished spaces--including Science City displays, and unchanged hallways, classrooms and cubbyholes--lent itself well to the diversity of site-specific installation works featured in this show and provided many artists with the inspiration to create projects based on the interaction of the arts and sciences.
Over 50 Windsor/Detroit area artists participated in "Artseen 11": Jason Amlin, Andrew Awad, Sohail Azad, Alana Bartol, Leesa Bringas, Christine Burchnall, Michael Califano, Teena Campbell, Dean Carson, Carl Clark, Rebecca Curran, John Deck, Jonathan Dy, the E.I.E.I.O. Institute (Christine Burchnall, Christopher McNamara & Jeremy Rigsby), Farrah Fontaine, Evann Frisque, Adrian Fuerth, Kristen Gallerneaux, Susan Gold, Steven Haigh, Jeffrey Hasulo, Richard Hogan, Renee Hunter, Ed Janzen, Marianne Jeney, Melanie Jones, Kero, Laszlo Klausnitz, Suzanne Konyha & Steve Daigle, Amy Martin, Samantha Linn, Devon Mordell, Gus Morin, Stephen Mueller, Jan Noestheden (aka rev punky), Victor North, Potter-Bellmar Labs (Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens), June Pak, Kelly Reyes, Nadia Schwartzentruber, Gligor Stefanov, Wayne Tousignant, Yeqiang Wang, Terrence Whalen, and others Also featured opening night: Satan McNuggit Recycled Cinema Film & Video Road Show (co-sponsored by Windsor's House of Toast Film & Video Collective; see also "Past Events").