David Schwarz Project 6: InfoBabble
Cynthia Connolly, Brian Donnelly (KAWS), Shepard Fairey, Mike Mills, and Stephen Powers
INFOBABBLE exposes artists'responses to the media barrage of the 21st century. Featuring creators from the worlds of fine art, graffiti, photography, film and advertising, DSP 6 explores how contemporary artists find a voice in the melee; be it through subversion, parody, political action or direct intervention.
Aaron Rose, guest curator for this sixth David Schwarz Project, is best known as the director of Alleged Gallery in New York City, co-curator of the seminal exhibition Beautiful Losers, and most recently as the co-founder of Iconoclast, a project-based studio producing exhibitions, publications, and events that relate to the art world and popular culture.
Beginning in Fall 2005, the School of Art+Design launched a new series of contemporary artists' projects in its Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery made possible by a generous grant from David and Jeanne Schwarz. By focusing on the presentation of cutting edge work by innovative artists, the David Schwarz Project (DSP) exhibitions and lectures offer the campus and Westchester-Fairfield communities an opportunity to engage with relevant ideas, issues, and practices evolving in contemporary art thus promoting a better understanding of the processes and conceptual approaches that surround the way art is made today. The inaugural season featured DSP 1 - 4, showcasing the work of Marius Engh and Louis Cameron in the fall with a focus on contemporary interpretations of minimalism; and investigating approaches to installation in the work of Kendall Buster and Christopher Taggart, respectively, in the spring.