102 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002

Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm

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signs and symbols is a contemporary art space grounded in performance. Operating nomadically since 2012, signs and symbols presented performances in New York and internationally. Our first physical space at 102 Forsyth Street (April 2018) serves as a curatorial platform and multi-disciplinary incubator bringing together diverse mediums to stimulate dialogue and creative connections. The curatorial vision is informed and anchored by the work of three important figures -- Ulay, VALIE EXPORT and Vito Acconci -- and thus encompasses performance, photography and architecture, with a focus on site-specific and performative practices, with an emphasis on the body in performance, painting and other time-based media. signs and symbols’ ethos is artist-centric offering a place for experimentation and the development of work. To promote artists' interests, we offer negotiated resale royalty agreements for sales and work closely with exhibiting artists without requiring exclusive representation.

Co-founders Mitra Khorasheh and Elise Herget combine their passions, individual backgrounds, and expertise in this exciting new venture. The gallery space will be curated, programmed and directed by Khorasheh, an independent curator and educator. Herget, who comes from an extensive development and non-profit background, is currently the Director of Individual Giving and Special Events at The Watermill Center.

We look forward to your visit.

signs and symbols collective

*Disclaimer: Our intellectual history as a gallery, signs and symbols, comes from Vladimir Nabokov’s Signs and Symbols. signs and symbols (also known as signs and symbols collective) has no relation to Dept. of Signs & Symbols.