2007_03_arts_opencity.jpgEyebeam's 2007 exhibition season commences tonight. The 10th Anniversary year begins with Open City, "a glimpse into the current media and tactics of artists who take their practices into the street."

Projection, writing on walls or robotic pamphleteering (huh?!) are all ways artists in the city communicate through the surfaces and structures we see everyday. The exhibit will include a series of screenings, presentations and workshops exploring tool building, tactics, techniques and approaches to communication within the urban context. From the gallery:

"Open City: Tools for Public Action is an exhibition and series of public programs that focus on the ingenuity of graffiti writers, artists, protesters, pranksters and hackers reclaiming the public realm. Together with the Graffiti Research Lab, a collaboration formed in Eyebeam’s R&D OpenLab in 2006, Eyebeam has invited a NYC and international roster of artists and collaborative groups to exhibit documentation of their work together with the tools they used – and often invented – to make their voices heard."

Katsu will be there, though there's no word of Splasher being involved.

The opening reception is tonight from 6 to 8pm at 540 W 21st Street (regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6pm).