With the interest of encouraging a closer dialogue between art and design—so often divided and subsequently re-united together—ANNEX welcomes over 100 artists who have embraced a broader, more interdisciplinary intention to making. Here, restrictions are meaningless; to challenge is given primacy.
For some artists, their contributions to ANNEX are their first experiments in this reconciliation. Inherent in these objects, besides their function or aesthetics, is also a generosity and preciousness resulting from an expansion and liberation of their practice.
For others, whose work has always been rooted in the between, ANNEX provides a platform for their contributions to be considered for their esoteric quality—as ritual objects that can promote connectivity and community or assist in the experience of self.
Here, tension is nascent as traditional design objects such as furniture, ceramics, jewelry and clothing are displayed alongside spells and potions, sex equipment, smoking blends and tools for divination. Here the humorous, the wicked, the fantastic and the trivial all have a home.
But the home is a place of reflection and growth, and as the participating artists and their interests change so will ANNEX. Here, distinctions between painting, design, sculpture, craft and other art forms are neutralized; to make is given primacy. That is our tenet—to mirror the fluidity of creativity and the power behind transition.
Participating artists include: Kelly Akashi, Derya Akay, Harold Ancart, Josef Albers, Ramsey Alderson, Alex Arzt, Spencer Ashby, Michael Assiff, Bjarne Bare, Andrew Berardini, Ross Caliendo, Fabien Cappello, Maurizio Cattelan & Myriam Ben Salah, Brice Chatenoud, Melisa Chhan, Courtney Coll, Alan Crocetii, Salvador Dali, Darner socks, Ludovic de Saint Sernin & Adam Iezzi, Cirilo Domine, Olivia Erlanger, Ethernet (Benjamin Boatright & Dylan Mira), Jamie Felton, Anna Fidler, James Flemons, AGF Hydra (Ana Gloria Flores), Niki Ford, Pedro Friedeberg, Nikolas Gambaroff, Lukas Geronimas, David Gilbert, Piero Golia, Sam Gordon, Grau01 (Timon & Melchior Grau), Kate Hall, Mina Hammal, Greg Ito, Patrick Jackson, Hadrien Jacquelet, Elizabeth Jaeger, Lisa Jo, Dane Johnson, Charles Hollis Jones, Natalie Jones, Jenna Kaes, Nuri Koerfer, Tiziana La Melia, Cult Gaia, Cat Lauigan, Lazaros, Ann Leese, Glenn Lewis, Candice Lin, Daniel Long, Nevine Mahmoud, Marion Mailaender, Morgan Mandalay, Elana Mann, Etienne Marc, Ian Markell, Fabian Marti, Alex Miller, Simon Miller, Brittany Mojo, Carter Mull, Jill Mulleady, Dina No, Ben Wolf Noam, Alexandra Noel, Dominic Nurre, RileyO’Neil, Eugene Ong, OOIEE, Mona Palmer, Michael Parker, Morgan Peck, Alina Perkins, Cara Marie Piazza, Pablo Picasso, Oren Pinhassi, Rebecca Pinto, Matthew Porter, Cima Rahmankhah, Willy Reed, Mariah Robertson, Ry Rocklen, Scarlett Rose, Lucas Samaras, Max Hooper Schneider, Bailey Scieskza, Jesse Stecklow, Rodger Stevens, Sophie Stone, Studio 65, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Sweetflag (Luren Jenison & Lydia Okrent), Kazuki Takizawa, Alexander Tieghi-Walker, Alison Veit, Torbjorn Vejvi, Megan Whitmarsh, Jessica Williams, Y/Project, Rosha Yaghmai, Phillip Zach, and John Zappas.