601Artspace partners with artists, curators and other not-for-profit organizations to produce unconventional exhibitions, talks, film screenings and special projects within a non-commercial context. Its permanent collection acts as a catalyst for artistic and curatorial encounters. Through these interdisciplinary practices 601Artspace engages and investigates issues in the making, organizing, and reception of contemporary art.

601 West 26th St., #1755
New York, NY 10001
Hours: Thurs-Sat, 1-6pm

A round table conversation on Para-Real moderated by Robert Blake and led by Magdalena Sawon with Greg Allen, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy and John Powers

NEW DATE Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7-8:30p

Magdalena Sawon is a co-owner/director of Postmasters Gallery in New York where she organized over 200 exhibitions since 1984. www.postmastersart.com

Greg Allen is an artist, filmmaker, and writer based in Washington DC. He's published his blog greg.org: the making of since 2001.

John Powers is a sculptor. He writes about art, urbanism and pop culture on his blog and elsewhere. He lives and works in New York City.

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are media artists based in Brooklyn, NY. Their artwork ranges from sculpture and video installation to software and curatorial practice, often using technology to produce live effects and experiences. www.mccoyspace.com

Robert Blake is the Director of Special Projects at 601. He is Chair Emeritus of the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography, New York, and an artist, author, curator and educator.


Exhibition publication

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy: Installation View
© 2012 All Rights Reserved
ISBN #978-0-615-58880-3
To purchase, go to Amazonor contact the gallery: info@601artspace.org

Installation View documents the eponymous exhibition curated by the McCoys, which appeared simultaneously at 601Artspace, New York City, and Collectorspace, Istanbul from September 2011 to January 2012. Based on the McCoys' long-standing engagement with film and video, Installation View's intervention into 601’s affiliated collection via live public broadcast, revealed works of contemporary art in-situ: in private spaces such as a home, storage space, and garden. Installation View is a 56-page color-print publication designed by Tattfoo Tan with essays by artist James Cullinane, curator Chen Tamir, and a conversation between artist Merve Ünsal and Özge Ersoy (Collectorspace).

The Unspecific Index
On view: November 1, 2012—February 2, 2012

Plummeting Appliances, Dying Verbs, Enslaved Automatons, and Other Objects: Writers Talk
with Louis Chude-Sokei, Joshua Cohen, Matthew Derby, Jim Krusoe, Joanna Ruocco, and Sarah McDermott

Co-organized by Ben Bush

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 6-8 PM

Alice Hutchins, Magnetic Permutations 3, 1990 (Installation view, The Unspecific Index). Colored steel discs, lock washer, Alnico magnets, 2 of an edition of 14, approx. 2 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. Courtesy Thomas and Claudia Hutchins. Photo by Rafael Gamo

Release & Photographs

Robot Visions and Embodied Minds: A Talk by Dr. Peter Asaro
Free and open to the public
Wed, December 12, 2012 6-8 PM @601Artspace

Posting & Images

Open::Closed—Meet the curator: informal conversation with David Howe.
Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
September 29, 2012, 1—6 PM @ 601Artspace
Posting | Photographs

Jennifer & Kevin McCoy presenting exhibition publication: Installation View.
Book launch and artist reception
Tue, September 11, 2012, 6—8 PM

The Armory Show & Re-Encounters: Objects and Phenomena
During the Armory Week 601Artspace and Re-Encounters are open
extended hours by appointment. Please, come by!
March 7—10, 2012

Film Screening—Hiroshi Sugimoto: Memories of Origin
Premier of a new documentary about artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, directed by Yuko Nakamura. Co-presented with Sugimoto Studio, Art21, and The Pace Gallery. Followed by artist reception.
@ 601Artspace
November 20, 2011, 7-9 PM

Narrative Objects
A discussion about the artist David Maroto’s novel, audience, and protracted engagement. Maroto will be joined by Christopher Ho (artist, curator and author) and Alexander Campos (Center for Book Arts). Moderated by Erin Sickler (601Artspace). Related publications will be available at the event.
@ 601Artspace
June 14, 2011, 7:30 PM

Artist talk: Joseph Rodriguez and Martín Weber
Closing Reception for Cultural Memory Matters
Joseph Rodriguez and Martín Weber talk about their new projects including Rodriguez’s work amongst Muslim youth in Sweden, featured as part of the BBC series Open Eye, and Weber’s exploration of A Map of Latin American Dreams.
@ 601Artspace
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6-9 PM
BBC Series | A Map of Latin American Dreams

In Conversation: Jennifer McCoy, Kate Kraczon, and Erin Sickler
The Armory Show/ Volta NY Open Forum 2011
Artist Jennifer McCoy and Director of Curatorial Programs at 601Artspace Erin Sickler discuss the McCoy's upcoming curatorial project at 601, and her performative take on the uninformed art tour (a VOLTA NY Special Project). With Kate Kraczon, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Volta NY, Club 7W Talks Lounge, 7th Floor
7 West 34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue / 11th floor
March 4, 2011, 3:30—4:30 PM
Volta NY Special Projects 2011

Plastic Summer
Video Screening
Curated by Stamatina Gregory and Erin Sickler
Artists: Elia Alba, Kim Collmer, ETEAM, Jennifer Levonian, Jilliam McDonald, Tea Mäkipää, Tom Pnini, Jaye Rhee, Carrie Schneider.
August 26, 2009, 7—10 PM

New Yorker Review of Cultural Memory Matters
New York Photo Review on Cultural Memory Matters
En Foco Blog: Martin Weber and Graciela Iturbide in Conversation