When 30 May 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Where Special Special
44 E 1st St.
New York, NY 10003
United States

In celebration of summer, Special Special presents SPF, our first group show transforming the living room storefront into a swimming pool. SPF evokes the pool that is our blue oval, inviting creative dialogues amongst a fluid arrangement of various artist projects in the spirit of a poolside retreat, offering New Yorkers a refuge from the sweltering heat.

In collaboration with Wildman Clab for SPF, Special Special presents It Takes 11 Years Practice to be at the Same Pool, a new dating experience by artist Lu Zhang. Visitors are invited to sign up online for a date at the Special Special Pool to be paired in fateful coincidence with another who choose the same time. Dates are enjoyed with a Special Special Edition handmade ceramic cocktail vessel by Lu Zhang.

Wildman Clab, founded in 2017 by artist Lu Zhang, is a club/lab to research and prove the existence of primitive individuals. By providing activities and experiences within specific environments, Wildman Clab explores the unknown and unexplainable part of human relationships. Previous projects include social encounters through mobile karaoke at Columbus Park in Chinatown, NY; and the predecessor project It Takes Ten Years Practice to be on the Same Boat at NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY. Lu Zhang (b. 1986, Xi’an, China) holds a MFA in Fine Arts and MS in Art History from Pratt Institute. She currently lives and works in New York.

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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