"Fail, Fail Better!"

Summer Mondays

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Sebastian Tedesco, Enigma, 2014. Unrealized project submitted to the Agency of Unrealized Projects' website.

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e-flux | 311 East Broadway

Summer Mondays at e-flux
July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18,
and August 25, 2014

311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Every Monday evening from July 28 to August 25, e-flux will host a series of live presentations on themes loosely based on the archive of the Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), a project initiated by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery, devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, and Julia Peyton-Jones.

Come join us for a drink this summer in celebrating the semi-productive, unproductive, and the failed with the following invited artists: Camel Collective, Rita Sobral Campos, Tyler Coburn, Casey Jane Ellison, Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company with Tamar Muskal, Hanns Eisler Nail Salon (H.E.N.S.)—Arlen Austin and Jason Boughton, Susan Howe, Tan Lin, Nuno da Luz, Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint (EcoArtTech), Liz Rywelski, Caroline Woolard, and more to be announced.

For more information or to subscribe to our local mailing list, contact and check this page for updates. Summer Mondays at e-flux is organized by the e-flux staff.

On the Agency of Unrealized Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little-known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? The Agency of Unrealized Projects seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.

For the occasion, AUP’s online archive has also expanded its collection to include new (unrealized) submissions by Stijn Ank, Bastiaan Arler, Nicolas Barrette, Maximillian George, Jochen Gerz, Cecilia Guida and 42 Contributors, Nicky Hamlyn, Maymay Jumsai, Maria Karachristou, Miklos Legrady, Joel Leibowitz, Allison Malinsky, Claire Manning, Ingrind Mayhofer, Alex McKenzie, John Kenneth Melvin, Jugoslav Mitevski, Viiic Keer Ossttappph, Douglas Park, Jonathan Parsons, Daniel Castellano Reyes, Gabriel Rico, Anja Christine Ross, Lisa Rovner, Frances Scholz, Sean Scully, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Logan Sisley, Scott Sorli, Sarah Steiner, Youssef Tabti, Sebastian Tedesco, and Carolyn Wirth.

“Fail, Fail Better!”
Monday, August 25

The evening will be based on the notion of failure—on lame ducks, bungles, flashes in the pan, and lead balloons—and will discuss its nature through ideas, exhibitions, and theories that, structurally, are impossible to realize.