One man’s trash is another man’s art? Throughout the month of June at Open Source Gallery, the new show, “Rummage,” will explore just that. The show, which opens this Saturday, will feature interpretations of garage sales by a rotating selection artists. Curated by artist Whitney Lynn, the show features performance pieces each week from an array of New York-based artists, including Wong Kit Yi, Kai Vierstra, SeoKyeong Lee Yoon, and Christine Wong Yap and Lauren Frances Adams.
Each performance highlights the artist’s interpretation of a garage sale and examines the themes of sales, investment, value, marketplace, unwanted materials, and community engagement.
“Rummage” is an extension of Lynn’s previous performance-based projects exploring aspects of vernacular cultures. Playing with performance and public space, “Rummage” will create a series of participatory experiences that highlight the history inherent within commonplace objects and often overlooked traditions.
The opening reception is from 7-9pm on Saturday, June 6 at Open Source Gallery at 306 17th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, and will feature the work of Wong Kit Yi, where a selection of films banned in various socioeconomically strong countries will be for sale, priced according to the population of the country in question.