Festival of Optimism (AKA 1st Anarchist Art Fair)
May Day 2012 : Festival of Optimism
(AKA 1st Anarchist Art Fair)
Curated by Anonymous
May 1 – 9, 2012
Peanut Underground: Studio + Project Space
215 East 5th Street (off Bowery)
New York, NY 10003
Peanut Underground is proud and excited to present its inaugural show in our new lower level studio and project space. May Day is a day to celebrate fertility, fire, and abundance, heralding in the season in the hope of good artmaking later in the year.
The Festival of Optimism includes works by the artists: Andy Warhol, Clayton Patterson, [dNASAb], Duke and Dutchess, Gregory de la Haba, Gregory Greene, Katie Peyton, Keith Haring, LA2, Lee Wells, Michael Anderson, Michael Ricardo Andreev, Mickey Smith, Ned and Shiva Productions, Nico Smith, Occuprint, Peter Fend, Ray Smith, Ronnie Cutrone, Saskia Hahn, Savannah Spirit, Shepard Fairey, Stewart Home, Spencer Tunnick, Wolf Geyr, and more.
Peanut is a freethinking art space inspired by the epic myth of the avant garde. We miss the Garden of Eden and walking around naked. We remember in our collective mind something different, a bright wet young world, before Amazon.com and working every day to pay taxes to Goldman Sacks to see Cindy Sherman at MoMA. Before everyone was looking up at the glass and the rooftops. That's why we went underground to build our shelter. The walls are white and we can stay for a long time, building the new.
Peanut serves as an incubator for artists, writers and curators to communicate ideas and create new artifacts for the 21st century. Stop by any afternoon from May 1 to 9. We just might be having a pop-up event. We have a few things planned but will let the spirit of the show and its participants determine our ship's course.
It is spring. The world corrects. See you underground.