5/1/2004 – 7/31/2004
Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
Artists: Yochai Avrahami, Francisca Benitez, Barbara Broughel, Gabriel Camnitzer, Uri Dotan, Christoph Draeger, Joy Garnett, Gideon Gechtman, Cheo Goya, Michal Heiman, Robert Hickman, Saoirse Higgins, Gary Keown, Fawad Khan, Kosyo, Peter Kuper, Gillian Laub, Flash Light, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Jason Lujan, Dennis K. McGinnis, Arnaldo Morales, Joel Murphy, Iván Navarro, Lior Neiger, Kevin Noble, Rodrigo Piza, Frank Raczkowski, Simon Schiessl, Tamar Schori, Ariela Shavid, Mike Peter Smith, Florin Tudor, Liselot van der Heijden, Mona Vatamanu, Gal Weinstein, Paul Wirhun, Pavel Wohlberg, Francois Zelif, Laurie Halsey Brown, Norman Cowie, Carina Gosselé, Mark Gould, Michael Hermann, Bill Jones, Naomie Kremer, Michael Laird, Elahue Massumi, Ben Neill, Nurit Newman, Predrag Pajdic, Jayce Salloum, Martin Sastre, Michal Sedaka, Doron Solomons, Millette Tapiador, Claudia X. Valdes, Michael Zansky, Anabela Zigova
Exhibition: Terrorvision examined how definitions of terror were shaped by individual and collective visions, experiences, memories, and histories. It explored how personal, spiritual, and physical events influenced our notions of terror and how these unforgettable moments, and the cultural and media artifacts that represented them, came to define our most extreme fears. Terrorvision was designed to serve as a study of terror as depicted through the ingenuity and inventiveness of today’s artists. Thirty-five new visual art works were presented alongside an ongoing video program, discussion series, and special video screening events.
Events: May 22, 2004, Terrorvision Remixed, Live Electronic Performance by Ben Neill and Bill Jones. For this performance, four linked computers formed a “PowerBook band” that remixed the exhibition Terrorvision usinginstruments and live MIDI controlled digital video; Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) Video Program: June 4, 2004, The Wooster Group, June 11, 2004, Martha Rosler, June 18, 2004, Peggy Ahwesh; July 7, 2004 / 7:30pm, Democracy Now Video Screening / Discussion with Amy Goodman
public.exe: PUBLIC EXECUTION
6/12/2004 – 7/31/2004
Curator(s): Michele Thursz, Anne Ellegood, Defne Ayas
Artists: Elena Bajo & Warren Neidich, Tobias Bernstrup, Beth Coleman & Howard Goldkrand, Electronic Disturbance Theater, Koken Ergun, Brendan and Patrick FitzGerald, Michelle Handelman, Will Kwan, Yucef Merhi, Maciej Wisniewski, Serkan Ozkaya, Jonah Peretti, Paper Rad, Siebren Veersteeg, Kelley Walker, xurban.net, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, BEIGE, Radical Software Group
Exhibition: Proposing new possibilities for the genre of public art inspired by accessibility to and proficiency with technological tools and their impact on cultural production and social systems, the works in this exhibition existed predominantly outside the conventional white cube gallery space. Works “on view” were integrated into the facade of the Exit Art building, off-site in outdoor spaces and various arts institutions and retail stores, on the internet, and through a series of interventions, performances, video programs, and panel discussions addressing a range of topics proposed through the exhibition.
Events: June 12, 2004, exhibition opening with performances by Tobias Bernstrup, Köken Ergun and Will Kwan; June 19, June 26, July 10 and July 24, 2004, Privately-Owned Public Spaces Walking Tours, led by Brendan and Patrick Fitzgerald, was a series of walking tours of Exit Art’s neighborhood. The Fitzgeralds discussed New York City zoning laws intended to provide public space within privately-owned developments and how/why the building owners often ignore them entirely; June 29, 2004, Michelle Handelman spent a day in Bryant Park clandestinely documenting visitors, recording their conversations, photographing them and taking note of their location. In a performance, Passerby, she worked with performers to recreate five of the situations she observed in the exact locations at the same time they originally occurred; June 16, June 26 and July 14, 2004, The Public Broadcast Cart by Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga was a series of performances using a shopping cart outfitted with a dynamic microphone, a mixer, an amplifier, six speakers, a mini-FM transmitter, and a laptop with a wireless card. The Public Broadcast Cart was designed to enable any pedestrian to become an active producer of a radio broadcast.
July 10, 2004, Investigating Different Models for Public Art, a video program featuring “Silent” by Warren Neidich and Elena Bajo and “The Trial of Tilted Arc” by Shu Lea Cheang; July 24, 2004, Hackers, Crackers and Graffiti, a video program featuring “Low Level All-Stars” by BEIGE and Radical Software Group and “The Hacktivists: Information War” by Ian Walker; June 15, 2004, Redefinition of the Public in Relationship to Artistic Practice and the Institution, panel discussion moderated by Michele Thursz with panelists Serkan Özkaya, Yucef Merhi and Ricardo Dominguez; June 22, 2004, Radio Comeback: Broadcasting Art and Sound, panel discussion moderated by Anthony Huberman with panelists Ken Goldsmith, Gregory Whitehead and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga; June 29, 2004, What is Public Art?: Looking at the Past, Present and Future, panel discussion moderated by Anne Ellegood with panelists Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich, Anne Pasternak and Tom Finkelpearl.
10/2/2004 – 11/21/2004
Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
Artists: Jonathan Allen, Timothy Blum, Rutherford Chang, Lisa Charde, Sarah Christman, Mark Cooley, Lowell Darling, Yevgeniy Fiks, Christy Gast, Guerrilla Girls, Anthony Hamboussi, Ryan Holsopple, Robert Janz, Packard Jennings, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Jan Jakub Kotik, Peter Kuper, Nate Larson, Les LeVeque, Flash Light, Whitney Lynn, Bonita Makuch, Mitchell Marco, Yucef Merhi, Diane Nerwen, nico y katiushka, Predrag Pajdic, Francis Michael Palazzolo, Cristian Pietrapiana, Jane E. Powers, Kevin C. Pyle, Michael Rich, Agatha Wara Romero, Anne Rowland, Todd Severson, Chris Shaw, Jen Simmons, Monica Sheets, Liselot van der Heijden, Arbuzo Virtmanis
Exhibition: The office of the President of the United States is one of the most visible positions in the world. The President symbolizes not only the characteristics and abilities of the nation, but also the substantial power that influences world and domestic affairs. The President governs our country, oversees our government, impacts our lives, and shapes our future. For The Presidency, Exit Art asked artists to visualize their concept of the presidency.
The president is the body of the nation. How does the presidency change the image the country has of itself? How does it affect how other countries see us? Who is your ideal president? Who runs the country? What is the structure of the government? What is the role of the cabinet? How and by whom is the president elected? What can we do to control that power? Is the presidency a symbol more than a person, a portrait of the power of the country?
Events: October 13, 2004, Akashic Books Presidents Series, a book reading and launch party featuring an introduction by Akashic publisher Johnny Temple and a reading from Pulitzer Price finalist Adam Haslett who read from the series’ first book George Washington’s “Rules of Civility”; October 24, 2004, The Presidency: Meet the Press, brunch and public panel discussion organized by Conjunction Arts; November 2, 2004, Election Night Party: Come Laugh or Cry, which included “All American” food and drinks and live broadcast of election night coverage; voter registration at Exit Art
THE PRINT SHOW
12/4/2004 – 1/30/2005
Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman
Artists: Vito Acconci, Laylah Ali, Janine Antoni, Ida Applebroog, Donald Baechler, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Nina Bovasso, David Byrne, Patty Chang, Papo Colo, Petah Coyne, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Daniella Dooling, Orly Genger, Ava Gerber, Judy Glantzman, Leon Golub, Gregory Green, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Peter Hildebrand, Alfredo Jaar, Kim Jones, Brad Kahlhamer, Jerry Kearns, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, LOT-EK, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Sean Mellyn, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler, Yigal Ozeri, Roxy Paine, Gary Panter, Bruce Pearson, Judy Pfaff, Paul Pfeiffer, Ruth Root, Michal Rovner, Rudy Royval, David Scher, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Pat Steir, Do-Ho Suh, Fred Tomaselli, Michael Tong, Richard Tuttle, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Terry Winters, Su-en Wong, Lynne Yamomoto, Lisa Yuskavage, Daniel Zeller
Exhibition: Since 1995, Exit Art has annually produced a limited edition set of individually hand-worked artist prints. Created exclusively for Exit Art, each portfolio matches younger and more established artists and includes at least one artist working in the print medium for the first time. Many of the artists have taken the opportunity of working in Exit Art’s print editions to experiment with the printmaking medium, pushing the boundaries of contemporary printmaking through different processes, materials, and form. The entire collection can be seen as a history of contemporary printmaking. These exceptional editions are collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA, as well as important private collectors and first time collectors alike. The annual benefit print portfolio helps support Exit Art’s innovative exhibitions, programs, and special initiatives. The Print Show featured all eight benefit portfolios: Six x Four (2004), In the Year Three (2003), Two O O One (2001), twoandthreezeros (2000), Exit 99 (1999), EXIT 8 (1998), Way In Way Out (1997), and Way Cool! (1995).