Friends and Family


FRIENDS & FAMILY Curated by Adrian, Kai and Kenny Schachter

February 25th to April 14th, 2012 ROVE, 33-34 Hoxton Square N1 6NN

Private View and Music Performances Saturday, Feb 25th from 6-11pm

They say you don't choose your family and were they ever right, considering our parents, brothers, sisters (and kids). Like the invite/catalogue image itself, family and friends bring to mind rawness, commitment, love, pain and happiness.

F & F are the best of times and the worst all wrapped up into one. Above all this show will celebrate the joy and fun involved in making things created by people we really care about and appreciate. It's a thrill to have the opportunity to present a platform to share it all with a wider audience. For us, it is about the interconnectedness of families through art; it's a shared language and a way of life that we can jointly pursue and experience together.

Adrian (15) states: Ever since I can remember, I knew that I wanted to be somehow involved in art. I grew up constantly surrounded by it, both my parents are involved in it and, ironically enough, a large number of my friends are also into it. After working at The Brant Foundation in Connecticut over the summer of 2011, and hearing (too) many stories about curating from my Dad, I knew I had to try it myself.

Says Kai (14): What we are trying to do is mix the old and the new, the young and the aged, the established and the under established. The result is being able to determine if and what you like in the wide mix of works on show, without having to rely on the opinions of others.

There are great stories of art world family dynasties and mini-dynasties, like the Nahmads, Rubells, Berggruens, Mugrabis, Brants, Schnabels, and Jacobsons. They are all legendary and heroic and have vastly contributed to the history of art and this exhibit.

We are so excited to present our own works and more from our family mechanic and facebook friends come-to-life, to Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Everyone in our family seems to think this project was her or his idea, from 9 to 50 year old, but we all agree it should be an epic undertaking.

An illustrated catalogue with essays by Helly Nahmad, Allison Brant, and Scott Jacobson will accompany the exhibit.