Ben Schumacher
The China Chalet Group
8 Jun – 10 Jul 2018
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Ben Schumacher, The China Chalet Group, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2018

We are pleased to present The China Chalet Group, Ben Schumacher’s third solo exhibition with Bortolami.

For the exhibition, Schumacher has replicated the interior of China Chalet, a Chinese banquet hall turned after-hours club located just around the corner from the New York Stock Exchange. China Chalet became a go-to destination in the late 2000s, attracting a socially diverse clientele seeking an alternative to the stereotypical NYC club scene. It’s still popular today as a venue for surprise DJ sets from pop stars, incognito celebrity sightings, and a meet-up for artists.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Hammer and Sickle [Neuroscience]

Hammer and Sickle [Neuroscience], 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Potatoes and Neuroscience

Potatoes and Neuroscience, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Pacino Saloon

Pacino Saloon, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Portrait with Fedoras

Portrait with Fedoras, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beef Jerky [Japan]

Beef Jerky [Japan], 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Alma Sennerin

Alma Sennerin, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Blankforms

Blankforms, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Berghain

Berghain, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Jason

Jason, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Artwork: 10 1/2 × 10 1/2 in (26.7 × 26.7 cm), Framed: 13 × 13 in (33 × 33 cm), 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Gasthaus Chairs

Gasthaus Chairs, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Runway

Runway, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Corleone

Corleone, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Menu

Menu, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Vokno

Vokno, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

detail, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Jealousy

Jealousy , 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Jealousy

Jealousy, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Jealousy

Jealousy , 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Spaghetti Boys Booth

Spaghetti Boys Booth, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The Torch Club

The Torch Club , 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Home 1

Home 1 , 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Home 2

Home 2, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled VIP - Vito's Theme

VIP - Vito's Theme, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled VIP – Vito’s Theme, 2018

detail, 1953

Installation view of displayed artwork titled M.D.M.M.D.K.I.D. Banquette

M.D.M.M.D.K.I.D. Banquette, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled M.D.M.M.D.K.I.D. Banquette

M.D.M.M.D.K.I.D. Banquette, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Rooftop Dancefloor [Concert Performance]

Rooftop Dancefloor [Concert Performance], 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The Collected Alcoholism

The Collected Alcoholism, 2018

Installation view of displayed artwork titled The Collected Alcoholism

The Collected Alcoholism, 2018

Press

Kenta Murakami Ben Schumacher Art in America 4 Sep 2018Caroline Goldstein Editors’ Picks: 14 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week August 6 Artnet News 6 Aug 2018Drew Zeiba The China Chalet Group Office 31 Jul 2018Dean Kissick The Downward Spiral: The China Chalet Group SPIKE 13 Jun 2018