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Anna Kustera

Anna Kustera, a born-and-bred New Yorker whose eponymous gallery is located in the heart of Chelsea, operates with a clear manifesto based on her three decades-worth of experience in the art, music and media worlds. Kustera rejects the notion of merely showing artists randomly in a space. Instead, she views her gallery as a brand whose mission is to explore the nexus between art, music, retail, and the zeitgeist through exhibitions that challenge and sometimes transgress the gallery-as-white-cube concept. She has turned her space into a black-market pop-up store; a club; even a karaoke lounge--all the while deploying serious and reknowned contemporary artists to create these environments in an effort to restore a New York, rock-and-roll edge to an increasingly gentrified and commodified art scene.

New York

United States
Address:
520 West 21st Street
NY 10011
Phone: 212.989.0082
Fax: 212.989.0456
Website: www.annakustera.com


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Artists Represented

AMBREEN BUTT
MATTIA BIAGI
STEPHANIE CAMPOS
ERIC HIBIT
LOREN HOLLAND
AMY JENKINS
CHARLES LABELLE
SEAN MELLYN
KERRI SCHARLIN
MIMI SMITH
JEFF SONHOUSE

Works Available by:
- Vlatka Horvat
- JU$T ANOTHER RICH KID (KEN COURTNEY)
- STUART SEMPLE
- ARI VERSULIS & ELLIE UYTTENBROEK
- THE ESTATE OF KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER



Sample Art Work (22)

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Current Exhibitions

SIREN

Dineo Bopape
Sally Dennison
Narcissister
Pinar Yolacan

July 1 - August 6, 2010
Opening Reception:
Thurday, July 1st, 6-8pm


Previous Exhibitions

March 26 - May 15, 2010
Scott Ingram & Charles LaBelle

January 21st - March 20, 2010
"NOBODY GETS TO SEE THE WIZARD. NOT NOBODY. NOT NOHOW."

October 22 - December 23, 2009
LOREN HOLLAND
'The Virtues of Vice'

September 10 – October 17, 2009
ORIT BEN-SHITRIT, ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC, DEJAN KALUDJEROVIC

May 16 - June 20, 2009
Stuart Semple
"Everlasting Nothing Less"

April 9 - May 9, 2009
"Objects Of Desire"
An intimate grouping of sculptural objects by Kathe Burkhart, Lovett/Codagnone, Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Terence Koh, Nice Collective, Surface to Air, Various Projects, Playground, and Mimi Smith.

February 12 - March 28, 2009
WORKS ON PAPER
featuring work by Nicoletta West, Carly Steward, Fay Ray, Mike Pare, and Mattia Biagi

December 6, 2008 - January 17, 2009
Karlheinz Weinberger
Vintage Prints: Belts, Jackets, Couples and More

October 16 - November 22, 2008
AMBREEN BUTT 'Dirty Pretty'

September 12 - October 11, 2008
'INNOCENCE REGAINED'

July 10 - August 01, 2008
'The World's Smallest Art Fair' featuring work from 50+ galleries worldwide.

June 6 - July 3, 2008
'BATTERS/ KROLL/ WEEGE... [ Read all ]


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Art Fairs

Art Miami December 5-9, 2007
Next Art Fair, Chicago, 2008


Submission Policy

We are not accepting submissions at this time.


Press Releases

Anna Kustera Gallery is proud to present SIREN, an exhibition of the work of four women artists who disprove the antiquated but insidious Kantian chestnut that women are defined by their relation to men. These ladies write their own rules and they make beautiful noise.

Photographer Pinar Yolacan contributes an image from her recent “Mother Goddess” series, which is inspired by prehistoric stone figurines excavated from her homeland of Turkey. Yolacan’s Mother Goddess, Boro, (2009) is an image that effectively thwarts our initial perceptions of a bound and gagged unwilling participant. The denim-colored womanly icon, though faceless and mute, demands to be worshipped. Her swaddled presence is large, mountainous and most of all fecund. The artist explores historical notions of female beauty while placing the power in the unseen eye of the beheld. Also on display is one of the artist’s intricate and surreal handmade jumpsuits, shown here as if in effigy of an odalisque in repose. Yolacan’s subjects for the series – female Turkish farmers chosen for their body types – instinctively selected the postures, with the rest... [ Read all ]


Press Links

Object Lessons,
artnet.com, February 19, 2010
by Charlie Finch
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/finch/alexander-and-bonin2-19-10.asp

Playground Rules: A new publication gives artists their own sandbox, Men.Style.com by Paul L. Underwood, July 9, 2007
http://men.style.com/news/going_out/070907

"The Black Market" Artforum.com's CRITIC'S PICK, by Adam Ganderson, July 5, 2007
http://artforum.com/picks/section=nyc#picks15525

ART: Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, May 28, 2007
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/2007/05/28/070528goar_GOAT_art?currentPage=3

Museum and Gallery Listings, Holland Cotter, New York Times, May 18, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/18/arts/design/18art.html

"An Afternoon In Chelsea" by Karen Rosenberg, New York Magazine, May 7, 2007 REBEL REBEL: Remebering Karlheinz Weinberger in New York Magazine http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/31251/

"Stephanie Campos, Lady Shadow: Grid Machine" by Nora Griffin, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2007 http://www.brooklynrail.org/2007/5/artseen/stephanie-campos-lady-shadow-grid-machin#bio

Charles LaBelle at Anna Kustera” by Michael Wi... [ Read all ]


News

Playground Rules: A new publication gives artists their own sandbox, Men.Style.com by Paul L. Underwood, July 9, 2007
http://men.style.com/news/going_out/070907

"The Black Market" Artforum.com's CRITIC'S PICK, by Adam Ganderson, July 5, 2007 http://artforum.com/picks/section=nyc#picks15525


Location And Getting There

520 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011


Contact-Directors/Staff

Anna Kustera, Director
Lauren Burdo, Assistant


Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 11-6pm