The Virgins Show
Opening February 16, 6-8pm
Located in Chelsea at 520 West 21st Street, FAMILY BUSINESS is a guest house – a place where friends and enemies are invited topresent the works of artists they support and projects they believe in. FAMILY BUSINESS is the big brother of the Wrong Gallery, a minuscule space that Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick ran in New York from 2002 to 2005. Just like the Wrong Gallery, FAMILY BUSINESS is a non-profit space open to experimentation and irreverent exhibition formats, right in the heart of Chelsea.
The first exhibition to inaugurate this untouched space is aptly titled “The Virgins Show”: all the featured artists have never shown before (Presumably they are in fact still virgins.) Early reports are identifying the show’s content as what might happen if MaryHeilmann had a threesome with Martin Kippenberger and Blinky Palermo. It is curated by long time virgin Marilyn Minter, who is also the author of this press release, the first she has ever written.
In addition to the pieces situated in the space there will be a constantly running video monitor featuring the very ast works of artists who have agreed to abandon their sultry lives of debauchery and become Born Again Virgins. (If only for the duration of the show.)
The opening will feature a guest appearance by the band The Virgins, whose name is a bit suspicious as it is widely believed they are actually a group of sexually depraved maniacs.
Also, no word back from Richard Branson, but we’ve got our fingers crossed.
Born Again Virgins:
FAMILY BUSINESS is a free time-share: a space made available to people who have something interesting to say; a way to get to know new families and friends.
A guest + a host = a ghost
Family Business is a collaboration between CCS Bard, artist Maurizio Cattelan, and curator Massimiliano Gioni.
Family Business is made possible with support from, Dakis Joannou, Antonella Rodriguez, and David Teiger.