10.14 2013

SPACE 1026 @ VOX POPULI 11.1.2013

Space 1026 @ Vox Populi Gallery

Vox Populi
319 N 11th St, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Exhibition Dates: November 1 – November 29,  2013

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA: In conjunction with CITYWIDE Philadelphia, Vox Populi gallery will exhibit Afterlife, a collaborative multimedia installation created by members of the Space 1026 collective. Space 1026 will be one of five collectives – including Marginal Utility, Magic Pictures Gallery, Termite TV, and Basekamp – exhibiting within Vox Populi for the CITYWIDE collaborative effort.


Afterlife is a collaborative installation that transfers the everyday lives of Space 1026’s collective members into the eternal space after death. In a brief, blissful act of existential reinvention, the 1026ers spark a torch of ancient burial practices with the construction of a monumental shrine devoted to and comprised of artwork by its current and former members. Afterlife represents a continuation of the collective’s 16 year commitment to providing open space where a creative individual is free to work and make mistakes, in addition to the collective’s long standing comic appreciation for human error, second chances, and the opportunity for spiritual rebirth.


DEATH COULD BE YOUR GOLDEN BOY an event, hosted by Michael Gerkovich, in conjunction with the Afterlife exhibition.

AUX at Vox Populi

Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm

A PowerPoint presentation featuring the usual cast of characters, namely Michael Gerkovich himself, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Jason Hsu, Malwina Andruczyk, Billy Fatzinger, Scott Gelber, Abbey Sarver, Lindsey Baker, Sean Hamilton, etc. The Pitch: Together presenters will explore the mysteries of “THE BIG SLEEP” and they have promised not to kill you. This will be an attempt to break the stigma against people who look too far into the abyss. Maybe Death is your dream date or your social worker or your therapist or your best bud or your secret admirer or your internet stalker or your golden boy and you didn’t even consider it??  We do not disappoint.




Press Contact: citywidephilly@gmail.com

This November 2013, 23 artist-run artist collectives in Philadelphia are banding together for a cross-collaborative multi-venue exchange to celebrate the impressive population our city has of artist-run entities! This month-long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art that will include performances, panel discussions, gallery openings, and a publication in a variety of venues across the city. The essence of CITYWIDE is about magnifying individual voices through collective action.

CITYWIDE is the recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge and is a “massive collaboration” organized collaboratively by Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, NAPOLEON, Fjord, Mt. Airy Contemporary, Rebekah Templeton, Highwire Gallery, Basekamp, McCartney/Belknap Projects, Practice, The Traction Company, InLiquid, Paradigm Gallery, Magic Pictures, Termite TV Collective, The Soapbox, Title Magazine, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Pterodactyl, ART/ASSEMBLY, BYO Print, and Oof Animation Collective. Spanning from the Callowhill neighborhood on the edge of Center City to West Philly, from Germantown to the Northeast and from South Philly to Kensington, CITYWIDE represents over 200 artists in total!

Space 1026 is a member based, and member run artist collective. Founded in 1997,  with the aim to create a space to make work unscathed from the regulations of conventional art institutions. Their intentions evolved from a personal space and skateboarding haven, to a growing community of artists, and a monthly gallery program showing an eclectic range of work from contemporary, national, and international artists. Space 1026 has exhibited at the ICA Philadelphia, Cinders Gallery Brooklyn, The Print Center, and Lobot Gallery and among others.