via NYTimes, Art In Review, 9/28/06 :
P.S. 122 Gallery
150 First Avenue, at Ninth Street, East Village
Through Oct. 9
Chelsea has hundreds of galleries, yet entire art worlds exist more or less outside its orbit. Some are represented in this small show organized by Elena Sorokina for the activist art Web site artwurl.org. Most of what's in the gallery, by individual artists and collectives, is graphics-oriented, information-intensive and, in the current "interventionist" way, obliquely polemical.
Elise Gardella has collaborated with the Friends of William Blake on a cartographic guide to military recruitment stations in the five boroughs of New York. Lize Mogel and Dario Azzellini team up on a print proposing United States intervention in Central America as a test case for the war in in Iraq. Nadxieli Mannello addresses the issues of migrants and borders; Lasse Lau, the demonization of the poor.
The show continues on artwurl.org, with essays by Nato Thompson and the artist and historian Gregory Sholette. Mr. Sholette has long been a catalytic presence in contemporary political art, including art, like the work in this show, designed to gather, document and distribute "alternative knowledge about networks of power and control in urban spaces." Don't bother telling Chelsea, but even a little alternative knowledge can be dangerous. HOLLAND COTTER