Tim Olsen & Jan Frank
It would appear our Jan Frank has New York covered this year with a myriad of exciting projects and support from the public and press. To be frank, we thought it our duty to update you with his latest news!!
Earlier in the year, Frank curated a show called ZERO +
Frank featured in the exhibition amongst the likes of Carolee Schneemann, Henk Peeters, James Hyde, Stephen Rosenthal and Xu Bing.
“Art when ‘art’ was art, New York when ‘New York’ was New York who could resist the powerful pull of such nostalgia, the irresistible lure of such an era? But though at first glance this exhibition seems like a celebration of the cerebral and visceral art world of 1970s Manhattan, it is actually, cunningly much, much more…many of these works are by artists based here Downtown in that crucial decade before neo-expressionism and new-figuration, before the money and the real estate, before the cynicism and the joke, before the entire circus took over. New York in the 1970s, the last time terms such as ‘honesty’, ‘sincerity’ and ‘integrity’ dared to be bandied without the slightest irony, the last time when making serious art was taken seriously without the word ‘money’ being mentioned. But more than an elegy for that lost era, this exhibition builds from ‘Zero’ and shifts through its long American inheritance to culminate in the moving image, the spoken word, as if a birth into language and movement from the sullen beauty of its blankness.”
– Adrian Dannatt
Not only has Frank been involved in curating ZERO+, Adrian Dannatt, the onetime editor at large of ‘Open City’ returned to New York this year only to discover that much has changed. One thing that reads true is that Jan Frank is deemed as having one of the few remaining authentic artist spaces in New York, as Dannatt described it, ‘a place from which to step out and survey the ravages of gentrification on the surrounding block.’ Click to read more about Dannatt’s New York experience in: