On December 22, 2006 the haudenschild Garage held a FUEL4TALK for the Orchard Group at the Garage’s space in Los Angeles. Some attendees included Jason Simon, Moyra Davey, Andrea Fraser, Teddy Cruz, Evelyn Jouanno and Hou Hanru.
Orchard was a three-year project of a cooperatively organized exhibition and event space in New York’s Lower East Side. It was completed on May 25, 2008. The gallery was run by twelve partners of a for-profit limited liability corporation founded for the project. The partners include artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators, with several combining these activities in their practices. Some of the partners included Rhea Anastas, Moyra Davey, Andrea Fraser, Nicolás Guagnini, Gareth James, Christian Philipp Müller, Jeff Preiss, R.H. Quaytman, Karin Schneider, Jason Simon, and John Yancy, Jr.
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Andrea Fraser is a New York-based artist whose work has been identified with performance, context art and institutional critique. Since the mid-80s she has produced site-specific performances, videos, installations and publications with museums, galleries and foundations throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. Major projects include solo performances at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (1986), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1989), inSITE in San Diego /Tijuana (1997), and the MICA Foundation in New York (2001), as well as installations at the Kunstverein in Munich (1993), the Generali Foundation in Vienna (1995) and the Kunsthalle Bern (1998). Between 1986 and 1996 she was also a member of the feminist performance group The V-Girls. Her performance scripts and essays have appeared in Art in America, Afterimage, October, Texte zur Kunst, Social Text, Critical Quarterly, Documents, and Artforum. A survey of her work was organized by the Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2003 with an accompanying catalog published by Dumont. A collection of her writings, with a foreword by Pierre Bourdieu and an introduction by Alexander Alberro, is available from MIT Press.
Jason Simon is a media artist whose work combines documentary and conceptual art interests. His films and videos are distributed by The Video Data Bank and First Run/Icarus Films and his installations and photographs have shown in solo shows at Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts Co. His work has appeared at The Whitney Museum Biennial, National Museum of Osaka, Neue Gallerie, Graz, New Jersey Arts Annual, The New Museum and The Kitchen. He is the recipient of grants from The Polaroid Foundation, Art Matters, Washington State Arts Council and, in 2001, the National Endowment, for a radio project. His writing has appeared in the art journals Frieze, Parkett, Purple, Springerin and Afterimage and he has curated programs for Exit Art (Man Trouble), Artists Space (The Talking Cure) and a traveling show of American videos entitled Downsizing the Image Factory. He worked to establish The Art and Technology Department at the Wexner Center for the Arts from 1989 to 1991. He is currently assistant professor of cinema at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Titles by Jason Simon include Vera, 2003; Paul Schrader’s Bag, 1994-2003; August-September, 2002; Artful History, a Restoration Comedy, 1989; Production Notes: Fast Food for Thought, 1987.
Moyra Davey is an artist and a photographer. She is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood, (Seven Stories Press, 2001) an anthology on maternal ambivalence and the intersection of motherhood and creative life, and author of The Problem of Reading (Documents Books 2003), an essay-book with photographs by Davey, JoAnn Verburg and James Welling. Her most recent project is a video on psychoanalysis, nostalgia and NYC post 9–11, titled Fift