2006

THE STUDIO VISIT

1/7/2006 – 1/28/2006 and 2/21/2006 – 3/25/2006

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Manuel Acevedo, John Ahearn, Joe Amrhein, Rob Andrews, Ida Applebroog, Francisca Benitez, Mike Bidlo, Gail Biederman, Timothy Blum, David Borawski, Bua & Bercowetz, Jason Burch, a. k. burns, Ian Burns, Maria Bussmann, Peter Caine, Andrew Castrucci, Sung Ho Choi, Sarah Chokyi Bauer, Eduardo Cintron, Chris Clary, Papo Colo, Michael Combs, Matthew Cusick, Meredith Danluck, Jaime Davidovich, Lisa DiLillo, Karen Dolmanisth, Hasan M. Elahi, Asa Elzen, Yevgeniy Fiks, Chantel Foretich, JP Forrest, Dionisios Fragias, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Chaim Garcia, Alfra Martini, Joy Garnett, Christy Gast, Rico Gatson, Mariam Ghani, Eduardo Gil Galue, Kate Gilmore, Judy Glatzman, Leor Grady, Michela Griffo, Tom Hebert, Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney (Sur), Angela Hennessy, Robert Hickman, Saoirse Higgins, Kim Jones, Saskia Jorda, Claudia Joskowicz, Marie-Christine Katz, Misaki Kawai, Jerry Kearns, Fawad Khan, Laleh Khorramian, Jay King, Sarah Klein, Elisabeth Kley, Lara Kohl, Aaron Krach, Lloyd Blander, Naomie Kremer, Will Kwan, Fabienne Lasserre, Jae Rhim Lee, Flash Light, Gabriel Lloyd, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Justin Lowe, Nate Lowman, Jason Lujan, Matthew Lusk, Whitney Lynn, Gina Magid, Frank Magnotta, Mitchell Marco, Gabriel Martinez, Dominic McGill, Taylor McKimens, Sean Mellyn, Bryan Mesenbourg, Marcus Morales, James Morrison, Ivan Navarro, Lior Neiger, Nurit Newman, nicoykatiushka, Laura Nova, Rob O’Neill, Albert O. Ojo, Rune Olsen, Wanda Ortiz, Tom Otterness, Yigal Ozeri, David Packer, Predrag Padjic , Francis Palazzolo, Debra Pearlman, Bruce Pearson, Joyce Pensato, Lucia Pizzani, Jenny Polak, Tobias Putrih, Kevin Pyle, Jeremy Quinn, Alex Racine, Pasha Radetzki, Reka Reisinger, Michael Rich, Brian Riley, Nick Rodriguesm Augustine Romero, Peter Rostovsky, Mika Rottenberg, Anne Rowland, Christy Rupp, Jayce Salloum, Keith Sanborn, David Sandlin, Tamar Schori, Michal Sedaka, Kiriko Shirombayshi, Paul Slocum, Courtney Smith, Michael Peter Smith, Onge Snyder Warner Anne Spurgeon, Pat Steir, Swoon, Stephen Tashjian, The 62, Mickalene Thomas, Johanna Unzueta, Claudia Valdes, Anton Van Dalen, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Jovan Villalba, Cynthia Von Buhler, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Lance Wakeling, Phillip Ward, Phoebe Washburn, Seth Weiner, Gal Weinstein, Riva Weinstein, Markus Wetzel, Letha Wilson, Amy Wilson, Paul Wirhun, Pawel Wojtasik, Saya Woolfalk, Linda Wysong, James Yamada, Lynne Yamamoto, Ronnie Yarisal, Daniel Zeller, Anabela Zigova

Exhibition: The Studio Visit exposed over 160 artists’ work spaces through short videos created by each of the artists. Critics, curators, collectors, and friends regularly visit artists’ studios. The Studio Visit revealed this intimate experience to a greater public. For the exhibition, Exit Art invited a group of national and international artists to make a short video on the subject of their studio in order to expose a fragment of their personal space. The video camera became the eye of the artist, recording and revealing the personal items he/she finds interesting and important to show to the public. The 160 featured videos were exceptionally diverse, from straightforward documentation of the studio to short fictional narratives to feats of performance to computer animation to 24-hour stop motion videos of daily routines.

In addition to the videos, seven artists transformed Exit Art’s 10 x 5 x 10 foot window spaces into work places for the course of the exhibition.

Events: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the exhibition, artists included in The Studio Visit organized a variety of music, poetry and live performances. January 12, 2006, Bruises and Roxy Paine, January 19, 2006, Baye Kouyate et Les Tougarakes, January 20, 2006, A Gathering of Tribes reading for Issue #11 with poets Bruce Weber, Yictove, Julie Patton and Lara Stapleton, January 21, 2006, Antonius Block, January 27, 2006, Sativasur

THE DROP

4/8/2006 – 6/10/2006

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Artists Formerly Known as Women, Lillian Ball, Brandon Ballengée, justin beal, Bob Braine, Jackie Brookner, Donna Conlon, Nancy Drew, Peter Fend, Catherine Forster, Adam Frelin, Tony Hamboussi, Basia Irland, Sant Khalsa, Eve Andrée Laramée, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Eric Forman, Carolyn Monastra, Lucia Pizzani, Andrea Polli, Joe Gilmore, Aviva Rahmani, Ann T. Rosenthal, Steffi Domike, Christy Rupp, Fidel Sclavo, Arbuzo Virtmanis, Harlan D. Whatley, Bryan Zanisnik

Exhibition: The Drop was an exhibition and public program series that focused on what many environmentalists considered to be one of the most important issues of the 21st century: water and its controversial role in the global environment.

The Drop was a conceptual exhibition that posed questions about the current environmental landscape in order to foster a deeper understanding of our natural resources and environment. The debates and concerns over the sustainability of the environment have become increasingly complex as systems for environmental erosion are constantly in flux. Cross-disciplinary dialogues amongst scientists, artists, environmentalists, conservationists, and historians are more important than ever in tackling our current world water issues. The Drop presented twenty-six unique perspectives that added to this ongoing discourse.

Some of the topics explored in The Drop included: global warming, pollution, shortages, over-building, government regulations, privatization of public lands and the subsequent degradation of our natural environment. The multidisciplinary artworks and installations in this timely exhibition project had a two-fold purpose; to inform the audience about global water issues, and to propose ideas to reclaim, restore, and remedy environments so that we can co-exist with nature.

Events: April 29, 2006, two panel discussions organized and moderated by Amy Lipton, co-curator of ecoartspace. Panelists included artists Brandon Ballengee, Bob Braine and Jackie Brookner; Eric Goldstein, Co-Director, Urban Programs, National Resources Defense Council; Chris Wilde, Watershed Director, Riverkeeper; Franco Montalto, hydrologist / environmental engineer, Earth Institute, Columbia University; and Margie Ruddick, landscape architect. For the 11am panel, each of the panelists briefly presented their work and how it relates to water issues in New York City. For the 2pm session, the panelists discussed real solutions to the water problems facing New York. April 30, 2006, artist-led walking tour of New York waterways, exploring existing and former water sources and their importance, Organized by Amy Lipton.

WILD GIRLS

6/24/2006 – 8/26/2006

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Alia Farid Abdal, Jaishri Abichandani, Francisca Benitez, Katia Damianova, Taylor Davis, Georganne Deen, Jenny Dubnau, Chitra Ganesh, Alla Georgieva, Kate Gilmore, Vlatka Horvat, Katalina Iturralde, Emily Keown, Saeri Kiritani, Tamara Kostianovsky, Katarzyna Kozyra, Simone Leigh, Jennifer Levonian, Wanda Ortiz, nicoykatiushka, Maria Piñeres, Ana Rosa Rivera, Monica Rodríguez, Boryana Rossa, Kristine Servia, Anne Spurgeon, Rosalin Suero, Mickalene Thomas, Traci Tullius, Pinar Yolacan

Exhibition: Wild Girls featured a bold international group of fearless, transgressive, provocative, challenging, pioneering, astute, fabulous, strong and obsessive women artists who are breaking new boundaries, asking challenging questions and generating groundbreaking visions of everything from gender issues to the mundane aspects of daily life. Building on the innovations of the women that came before them, these artists transformed the language of feminism for the 21st century. Each of these women artists added to the global feminist dialogue by bringing their unique cultural perspectives that reflected customs from their countries of origin, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Puerto Rico, India, Japan, Turkey and the United States.

The pioneering generation of women artists who called themselves feminists in the 1960s and 1970s made work that confronted the viewer with the hard facts of female life. In the 1980s and 1990s, women artists became more aggressive in their dialogue of womens issues by infusing media — such as LED signs, billboards, and comics — with their own shocking and personal messages. Wild Girls gave a nod to previous generations, but cast a wide net of new names.

Event: July 15, July 29 and August 5, 2006, Wild Nights, a performance evening by Trickster Theater with performances by Ogechi Chieke, Mayumi Ishino, Saeri Kiritani, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Oleg Mavromatti, Wanda Ortiz, Jolie Pichardo, Boryana Rossa, Aki Sasamoto and Traci Tullius; July 27, 2006, music featuring The Redcoats are Coming!, Au Revoir Simone, First Nation and Nutria

¡VIVA LA MÚSICA!: 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Art

10/14/2006 – 11/25/2006

Curator(s): Pablo Yglesias

Exhibition: ¡Viva la Música! explored the evolution of Latin music album cover art over the last 50 years. Taking inspiration from Pablo Yglesias’ recent book, Cocinando! 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Art, this exhibition visually traced the history of Latin identity, culture and aesthetics through the display of over 300 albums.

¡Viva la Música! proposed that the album is not only an invitation to dance, but the record jacket is a piece of fine art worthy of serious consideration. In the words of exhibition curator, Pablo Yglesias, “Album covers provide us with a visual companion to the evolving soundtrack of Latin identity”. ¡Viva la Música! featured sexy, colorful, innovative and creative Latin record covers from all the various genres of Latin music including Mambo, Conga, Salsa, Barrio Nuovo and others. Featuring covers by legendary performers such as Machito, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, and Perez Prado, ¡Viva la Música! paid tribute to the numerous graphic artists who often times received very little (if any) credit for their album cover art. Latin LP cover artists included: Chico Alvarez, Ely Besalel, Warren Flagler, Ron Levine, Lee Marshall, Charlie Rosario, Yogui Rosario, Izzy Sanabria, Manny Vega, Jorge Vargas, Walter Velez, and many others.This exhibition coincided with the Latin Grammy Awards in its first year as a New York City event.

CITY LIGHTS: Neonart

10/14/2006 – 11/25/2006

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Tim Etchels. Hernan Marina. Kevin Curran, Stephan Krasner, Rocky Pinciotti, Donald Bruschid, Elisabeth Nickles, Khalil Chishtee

Exhibition: Over the past fifty years, the use of neon has grown from commercial advertising and signage to fine art sculpture and installation. In City Lights: Neonart, contemporary artists explored the diversity of this vibrant and colorful light. Using the medium’s inherent graphic lines, the artists in City Lights: Neonart used this flexible illustration tool to create bold text works, image-based wall artworks, animated displays, sculpture and more. Exit Art’s storefront windows on 36th Street and Tenth Avenue featured installations that were viewable 24 hours a day.

INTERPLAY

10/14/2006 – 11/25/2006

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Ernest Concepcion, Vlatka Horvath, Miguiel Luciano, and William Villalongo

Exhibition: Interplay focused on four emerging New York-based artists whose work was equally defined in a multiplicity of mediums. For each of these artists, the expression of ideas in different mediums was a necessity. Interplay explored individual bodies of artwork by these artists, as they strove to master artmaking in numerous distinct mediums, and at the same time, form a comprehensive artistic statement. Painting, sculpture, sound, installation, poetry, photography, drawing, collage and video were among the methods being investigated by these contemporary artists.

THE SECOND COMING

12/16/2006 – 1/27/2007

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Peter Caine

Exhibition: Continuing the tradition of presenting holiday window displays, Exit Art invited Peter Caine to produce his provocative animatronic installation work. By transforming found objects into quirky and kinetic sculptures, Caine created a winter wonderland full of subversive sociopolitical underpinnings. Simultaneously spectacular and unsettling, the holiday inspired installations were viewable 24 hours a day in Exit Art’s 10th Avenue and 36th Street windows.

Caine was widely known for his animated, life-sized interpretations of cartoon characters, historical figures and contemporary celebrities alike, which frequently balanced a fine line between eccentric and insane. He skillfully combined bright lights, sound and motion to evoke an almost carnival-like atmosphere, which provided a unique contrast to the undercurrent of political, racial and social concerns frequently addressed within his work.

Peter Caine was listed in Artforum’s Best of 2004, and contributed work to PS1’s Greater New York exhibition in 2005. According to Holland Cotter, of the New York Times, Caine’s work is, “beyond irreverent… the visual version of a moral tantrum, abrupt, loud and apparently spontaneous.”

RENEGADES

12/16/2006 – 2/3/2007

Curator(s): Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman

Artists: Lynda Abraham, Vito Acconci, Skip Arnold, Ron Athey, Brandon Ballengée, Sue de Beer, Deborah Edmeades, Geoffrey Hendricks, David Henry Brown Jr., Patty Chang, Quentin Conybeare, Kirby Dick, Jimmie Durham, Deborah Edmeades, Rachel Feintsein, First World/ El Primer Mundo, Bob Flanagan, Sherman Fleming, Matthew Flower, Regina Frank, Marisa Gallo, Gilbert and George, Good Treatment of Horses, Gavin Grace, Erik Guzman, Paula Hayes, Kate Howard, Kim Jones, Courtney Kessel, David Krepfle, Julieta L.A., Joseph Lau, David Linton, Suzan-Lori Parks, Marianna, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy, Dominic McGill, Linda Montano, Bruce Nauman, Yasira Nun, Dennis Oppenheim, Orlan, Jun Ozaki, Adam Putnam, Reno, Sheree Rose, Amy Shapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Barbara Smith, Elizabeth Streb, Javier Tellez, Trickster Theater, Liz Young, Alfredo Zandieh

Exhibition: Renegades was a history of performance that was produced or presented at Exit Art over its 25-year history. Through documentation from the archives including video, photographs, slides, ephemera and other archival materials, this exhibition examined Exit Art’s seminal place in the history of performance. Drawn directly from our archive, this exhibition offered the opportunity to revisit a number of historically important performances as well as exhibitions that explored the contemporary history of performance art.

Events: January 20 and 27, 2007, Serious Games, performances by the Trickster Theater featuring new works by Rob Andrews, Mayumi Ishino, Saeri Kiritani, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Wanda Ortiz, Jolie Pichardo, Pasha Radetzki, Boryana Rossa, Rafael Sanchez, Mark Stafford and Traci Tullius