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above: Gosia Wlodarczak (2008) SHARING SPACES NEW YORK, 12 panels, pigment marker, acrylic, linen, overall size 170 x 630cm; right from the top: Gosia Wlodarczak (2008) Sharing Space with Maria, New York, at Kentler International Drawing Space; Gosia Wlodarczak (2008) Sharing Space with Sal, at Sal's studio New York; Gosia Wlodarczak (2008) SHARED SPACE NEW YORK, one of 17 drawing conversations (sharing space situations) at Kentler International Drawing Space in New York 28 March.

SHARED SPACE NEW YORK, 28 March - 5 May 2008 at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY, USA performance drawing exhibition. The exhibition SHARED SPACE NEW YORK (SSNY) belongs to an ongoing (since 2005) interactive performance drawing project titled Shared Space. The project investigates the social environment in which we live, and engages with pleasures and joys but also, anxieties, prejudices and fears concerning human relationships.

Works in the exhibition are the outcome of meetings and drawing sessions with people from Melbourne, Sydney, Australia and New York, USA. At this stage one more sequence of meetings needs to happen in New York, to complete the work. In the end of March 2008, shortly prior to, and during, the opening of the
SSNY exhibition, at Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, I will be meeting and working with people of New York. The interactions are always documented.

The catalogue essay by Maria Zagala

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Founded by artists in 1990, the Kentler International Drawing Space has given New York exposure to over 800 artists from around the country and around the world. The Kentler presents shows of important contemporary drawings and work on paper by American and international artists, and works energetically and creatively to integrate these shows into the cultural fabric of the community. We encourage dialogue and interaction between exhibiting artists and the public while providing artists with the opportunity to experiment, to explore, and expand the definitions of Drawing and Works on Paper.

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