arcades project installation by Gokey

Thomas Gokey is bringing his DIY pirate printing press to Arcades Project. Come learn how to create beautiful hand-bound books from PDFs on aaaaarg.org. Gokey is a visual artist based in Syracuse who teaches at Syracuse University. He has an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a student at the European Graduate School.

We first saw Gokey’s work at the Everson Biennial, where the curator selected three of his  installations. Gokey’s piece $49,983 (pictured below) is literally this amount of money, the amount rendered in exchange for an MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, pulped into four sheets of paper and for sale by the square inch. Gokey’s work takes all different forms and may sometimes appear more like a science project or paranormal research. Whether his art is in a gallery or on a wiki, you can expect a fresh perspective and provocative conversation on economics, capitalism, and education.

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Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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