Dispatches from No Soul For Sale

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No Soul For Sale closed yesterday, ending a mad week of performances, exhibitions, lectures, and more. See below for the last of our mini-reports from the festival.

Light Industry
Light Industry put together a packed program this past week, and I would expect no less from this smart and savvy Brooklyn-based cinematheque.

Image: Daily program listing in the Light Industry space

Image: "A Combination of Works" by Oliver Laric and Wojciech Kosma


Images: People playing Mark Essen's new game "The Thrill of Combat" during opening night and a screenshot of "The Thrill of Combat"

Latitudes, a curatorial office in Barcelona run by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa, reconstructed the interior of a Burger King restaurant in their space. The plastic booths ended up as an impromptu rest area for visitors, who could sit and chat or read through the publications and posters documenting Latitudes previous projects.



Images: Shots of the faux Burger King built by Latitudes

K48 is a fun and chaotic local fanzine that has showcased many emerging artists and musicians over the past few years. For their project, they built the below inflatable room out of stitched together trash bags. Once inside, there was a sound installation and strobe light.


Images: Outside and Inside shot of K48's inflatable room

Participant, Inc.
Lower East Side non-profit arts space Participant, Inc. showed two films by Luther Price on television monitors in their space.

Image: Film by Luther Price

Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado
This Lisbon-based curatorial team put together the group exhibition, "If you don't know what the South is it's simply because you are from the North", named after the piece below by Runo Lagomarsino. The show proposed to "respond, comment, and speculate on globalization, displacement and identity on the current international art scene."

Image: Runo Lagomarsino, If you don't know what the South is it's simply because you are from the North, 2009

The New York-based curatorial office run by Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino, Dispatch, advertised their presence at NSFS with the following, "Secondary Market + Artistic Coffee Mugs + Dispatch Portfolio Projects = Dispatch Corp. at No Soul For Sale." Their booth hosted the debut of Hanne Mugaas's Secondary Market in New York, a collection of art ephemera found on eBay.


Images: Secondary Market at the Dispatch booth