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Joao Simoes


Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway, Second Floor, 212-925-7651
November 5 - November 26, 2008
Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 6 - 8 PM
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Christian Xatrec, on behalf of the Emily Harvey Foundation, gives carte blanche to Lisbon and Brooklyn based artist Joao Simoes. Fenced, by option, between blue-chip dates – opening the day after the Elections and closing the day before Thanksgiving – Simoes invites:

Stefan Tcherepnin to use the gallery as a collaboration space towards a new work; Amy Granat and Emily Sundblad to screen the Lisbon films; Ana Cardoso to install a painting; Yehuda Safran to talk about two images; David Reinfurt as guest editor of Simoes’ view source project at; Rita Sobral Campos to stage a reading; International Pastimes, a project by Bosko Blagojevic and S.C. Squibb with guests Caridad Svich and Martin Puchner; Jeff Perkins to display his photos taken while driving with Guy de Cointet in his new car in the desert and encountering John Ford and John Wayne; Ricardo Valentim to lend his metronome from “Growth and Culture” lecture; Primary Information, an artist publications project by James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff; and from the Emily Harvey Foundation Collection works by Alison Knowles, Henry Flynt, Jackson Mac Low and Eric Anderson.

Simoes will also preview his forthcoming work on video “During Rewind” (with SCREEN, a screensaver designed and programmed by “During Rewind” is the moment of rewinding blank dvcam tapes (12, 22, 32, 34, 40, 64, 94, 124, 184 minutes) creating a time structure for guests in the “play” moment. Previous works include European PAL video system works played in American NTSC video system players “rendering its final form blitzed and unintelligible” (Julian Myers, Frieze magazine), phosphor burn-in images and totally misplaced video and sound works.

A self publishing book will arrive at the gallery during the exhibition via UPS featuring texts by Paulo José Miranda and Julian Myers on Simoes’ work and will be launched at the closing reception, Nov 26th. 6 – 8 pm.

“The Artists’ Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement”, 1971, by Seth Siegelaub and Bob Projansky will be used – available at

Joao Simoes (b. 1971, Luanda, Angola) lived in Lisboa, Milano, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and since 2004 lives in Lisboa and New York. more info at
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