BRAINWAVE: COMMON SENSES
02/16/2008 – 04/19/2008
Curator(s): Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Artists: Suzanne Anker, David Bowen, Steve Budington, Phil Buehler, Andrew Carnie, George Jenne, Daniel Marguiles and Chris Sharp, Fernando Orellana and Brendan Burns, Jamie O’Shea, SERU, Devorah Sperber, Naho Taruishi, Dustin Wenzel
Exhibition: BrainWave: Common Senses responded to current advancements in neurological research by visualizing and investigating the brain’s capacity for sense perception, memory, emotion and logic. The artists in this exhibition redefined this research in a different way, abandoning literal representations of the brain and categorical analysis in favor of works that took, as starting points, elements from neuroscience and flipped these ideas on their heads.
03/15/2008 – 07/12/2008
Curator(s): Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, Amy Lipton and Patricia Watts
Artists: Brandon Ballengée, Vaughn Bell/Sarah Kavage/Nicole Kistler, Mark Brest van Kempen, Center for Tactical Magic: Aaron Gach, Xavier Cortada, EcoArtTech: Christine Nadir/Cary Peppermint, Erica Fielder, Ozzie Forbes, Futurefarmers, Fritz Haeg, Amy Howden-Chapman, Basia Irland, Scot Kaplan, Carolyn Lambert, Robin Lasser, Kathryn Miller, Matthew Moore, Eve S. Mosher, Andrea Polli/Joe Gimore with scientific collaborator Dr. Patrick Market, Rapid Response: Christina Cobb/Peter Fend/Julia Fischer/William Meyer, Tod Seelie, Austin Shull, Brooke Singer/Brian Rigney Hubbard, Social Sculpture Research and Unit-Earth Agenda: James Reed/Shelley Sacks, The Society for a Subliminal State: Carrie Dashow/Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Chris Sollars, State of Progress: Carissa Carman/Joanna Lake, and Temescal Amity Works: Susanne Cockrell/Ted Purves
Exhibition: EPA was a group exhibition that surveyed recent performance work from around the world that addressed environmental crises. The exhibition consisted of videos, photographs, texts, related ephemera and a film program documenting recent performances. These works, created in the public sphere, drew attention to and engaged the public in a dialogue about issues such as climate change, watersheds, urbanization and, ultimately, human survival.
Travel: The Arts Council, Inc. in Stuart, Florida (April 2 – May 3, 2009)
CHARLES JUHASZ-ALVARADO: COMPLICATED STORIES
Curator(s): Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Exhibition: Charles Juhasz-Alvarado: Complicated Stories presented the artist’s most important sculpture and ideas from the last ten years, works that were conceptual in approach and immaculate in execution. Charles Juhasz-Alvarado’s elaborate site-specific installations engage the viewer through narrative, performance, audio, and sculpture to introduce a fantasy world that serves as an acute and humorous allegory of today’s multicultural society and the artist’s own background.
Travel: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR (February 12 – May 10, 2009)
IT’S NOT EASY
07/24/2008 – 08/29/2008
Curator(s): Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati
Artists: Piko (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) IOULEX (New York, NY), Avi Adler (Brooklyn, NY) Edwin Aitken (London, UK) Hlynur Atlason (New York, NY) Hamdi Attia (Philadelphia, PA) Dan Au (Brooklyn, NY) Désirée Barinas Ubinas (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) Lorenza Lucchi Basili (Padova, Italy) Justin Beard (Denver, CO) Jeff Becker (Easton, CT) Amnon Ben-Ami (Jerusalem, Israel) Alessandro Bertoncello (Italy) Gianluca Bianchino (Little Falls, NJ) Mark Bloch (New York, NY) Marieke Bolhuis (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) John Boone (Brooklyn, NY) Dmitry Borshch (Brooklyn, NY) Jeanne Brasile (Little Falls, NJ) Bruno Bresani (Barcelona, Spain) Keith A. Buchholz (St. Louis, MO) Jason Burch (Jersey City, NJ) Jeffrey Burdian Pamela Calderon (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Crystal Campbell (San Diego, CA) Laura Cannamela (Valatie, NY) Hector Canonge (New York, NY) Sean Capone (Brooklyn, NY) Anibal Catalan (Mexico City, Mexico) Sung Ho Choi (North Vale, NJ), Isoje Chou Varinthorn Christopher (Portland, OR) Donna Clovis (Princeton Junction, NJ) Mark Cooley (Warrenton, VA) Malika Cosme (New York, NY) Jay Critchley (Provincetown, MA) Mary Ellen Croteau (Chicago, IL) Josiah Cuneo (Brooklyn, NY) Dame Darcy (New York, NY) Abha Dawesar (New York, NY) Daniel de Culla Jesus De La Rosa (Edinburg, TX) Helena de Vengoechea (New York, NY) Pete Deevakul (New York, NY) Polibio Diaz (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) Rabindranat and Rebio Diaz-Cardona (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Gareth Doherty (Cambridge, MA) Vija Doks (New York, NY) Tamara Erde (Tel-Aviv, Israel) Curtis Erlinger (Seattle, WA) Zachary Fabri (New York, NY) Joao Felino (Lisboa, Portugal) Felicity Fenton (Portland, OR) Celeste Fichter (Brooklyn, NY) Joan Fitzsimmons Nick Fortunato (New York, NY) Carol Freid (Georgetown, KY) Lise Gervais (Portland, OR) Christine Gilbert (Austin, TX), Jonathan Gitelson (Chicago, IL) Meira Gottlieb Anthony Graves (Ithaca, NY) Cheryl Gross (Frenchtown, NJ) Marcia Grostein Carl Gunhouse (Brooklyn, NY) Kenneth Habarta (New York, NY) Chris Habib (New York, NY) Miho Hagino (Mexico City, Mexico) Sabine Hagmann (Zurich, Switzerland) Po Hagström and Janna Holmstedt (Stockholm, Sweden) Sy Hakim Dave Hall J.P. Harpignies Barry Hazard Gail Heidel (Brooklyn, NY) Victoria Hibbs (Pasadena, CA) Steve Hines Ethelyn Honig (New York, NY) Sven Humphrey and Robyn Voshardt (New York, NY) George Jacobi (Mansfield Center, CT) Kristin M. Jacobi (Mansfield Center, CT) Steve Jarvis (Atlanta, GA) Jecca (New York, NY) Sarah Julig Naomi Kaly (Brooklyn, NY) Mollyne Karnofsky (New York, NY) My Name is Scot (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Kelly Keigwin (Vancouver, Washington) Jenny Kendler and Molly Schafer (Chicago, IL) Erin Kennedy (New York, NY) Max King Cap (Pomona, CA) Donna Kozloskie (Cressona, PA) Ellie Krakow (New York, NY) Walter Kratner (Weiz, Austria) Justen Ladda (New York, NY) Juliette La Roux (Nanterre, France) Michelle Levante (New York, NY) Heather Lowe (Los Angeles, CA) Jenna Lucenta (Staten Island, NY) Victoria Luther (New York, NY) Josh MacPhee (New York, NY) Erica Mapp (New York, NY) Mitchell Marco (New York, NY) Ian Marshall Reid (Lido Beach, NY) Annette Marten (Staten Island, NY) Victor Martinez Diaz (Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico) Maslen and Mehra (London, UK) John Maters (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) E.J. McAdams (New York, NY) Janet McDermott (Katonah, NY) Kenric McDowell (Brooklyn, NY) Marla McLean (Silver Spring, MD) Christina Medina (Brooklyn, NY), Massimo Medola (Italy) Jaclyn Meloche (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Jason Mena (Carolina, Puerto Rico) Steven Millar (Croton-on-Hudson, NY) Carmen Mojica (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico) Ken Morgan (Coventry, CT) Leo Morrissey (Seattle, WA) Susan Munoz (New York, NY) Rebecca Mushtare (Irvington, NY) Kader Muzaqi (Wien, Austria) Aphrodite Desiree Navab and Richard Jochum (New York, NY) Moises Nifco (Mexico City, Mexico) Niko Niko Kristen Nyce (Centreville, Virginia) Olek (Brooklyn, NY) Cristián Olivos V. (Santiago, Chile) Carmen Olmo-Terrasa (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Joe Palumbo (Brooklyn, NY) Yoonhye Park (New York, NY) Caroline Parks Anne Percoco (Highland Park, NJ) José Pión (Dominican Republic) Elisa Pritzker (Highland, NY) Eduardo Alexander Rabel (Brooklyn, NY) Radek (Brooklyn, NY) Leandro Ramirez (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Christina Ramirez (Phoenix, AZ) Ray Rapp Bernd Reichert (Brussels, Belgium) Mari Richards (Oakdale, MN) Jorge Rigau (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Monica Rodriguez Medina (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Rebecca Rubenstein (Ridgewood, NY) Fred Rubin (Valley Village, CA) Rosa Ruey and Paul Kamuf Matthew Salenger (Tempe, AZ) Lorenzo Sanjuán (Brooklyn, NY) Alyce Santoro (Fort Davis, TX) Jacolby Satterwhite (New York, NY) Rosalind Schneider (Irvington, NY) Rachel Schragis (Tivoli, NY) Gregory Scott (Philadelphia, PA) Nikko Sedgwick (Brooklyn, NY) Antonio Serna (New York, NY) Peter Seward (Lake Placid, NY) Erin Seymour (New York, NY) Stephanie Smith (Los Angeles, CA) Lucas Soi (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Joan Sonnenfeld (Bound Brook, NJ) Mike Speranza (New York, NY) Alfred Steiner (New York, NY), Simone Stoll (Frankfurt, Germany) Justin Storms (Baltimore, MD) Laurie Sumiye (Brooklyn, NY) Chooc Ly Tan (Reykjavik, Iceland) Naho Taruishi (New York, NY) Ralf Tekaat (Hannover, Germany) Alessandro “Smilee B.” Thompson (Los Angeles, CA) Diana R. Thompson (New York, NY) Elaine Tin Nyo (New York, NY) Teressa Valla (Dublin, Ireland) Linnea Vedder Shults (Brooklyn, NY) Carlo Vialu (Brooklyn, NY) Michael Victor (New York, NY) Jovan Villalba (Long Island City, NY) Caralee Walz (Tucson, AZ) Jason Wee (New York, NY) Ejay Weiss (New York, NY) Joy Whalen (Brooklyn, NY) Chin Chih Yang (New York, NY) Frank Zadlo (Brooklyn, NY) Eric Zamuco (Columbia, MO/Manila, Spain) Adam Zaretsky (Troy, NY)
Exhibition: It’s Not Easy was an exhibition inspired by the recent tidal wave of efforts to go “green.” As new buildings seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, as major corporations seek to “green” their practices, and as global warming puts the need to be green at the forefront, we are virtually inundated with social pressures to be environmentally sustainable. But how is the word ‘green’ really interpreted? Exit Art asked that question to artists, activists and the general public to solicit their personal responses through email. The photographs, texts, drawings, graphics and other works in It’s Not Easy were printed on 8½” x 11” recycled paper, giving equal – and sustainable – attention to each work.
SUMMER MIXTAPE VOLUME 1: the GET SMART edition
07/24/08 – 08/29/08
Curator(s): Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati
Artists: Martin Basher, Colby Bird, Tyler Coburn, Corey D’Augustine, Sarah Davis, Jason Duval, Cacy Forgenie, Donna Huanca, Rashid Johnson, Jayson Keeling, Joyce Kim, Dorota Kolodziejczyk, William Lamson, Kalup Linzy, Jeffrey Lopez, Marisa Olson, Rosemarie Padovano, Alyssa Pheobus, Thabiso Phokompe, Fay Ray, Ted Riederer, Jacolby Satterwhite, Xaviera Simmons, Nick Stillman, Thomas Torrescordova, Lan Tuazon, Yuh-Shioh Wong
Exhibition: Long after the cassette tape has become an obsolete relic of a clumsier analog era, the essence of the mixtape lives on through CDs and MP3 playlists. Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition paid tribute to this vital form of popular expression with a group exhibition that compiled some of the hottest work from the New York area that the curators had seen all year. The works in the exhibition covered a vast array of themes and mediums, mirroring the diverse mix of sights, sounds and cultures on the streets of New York. The show also featured a jukebox programmed specifically for the exhibition that included mixtapes and cover art produced by the artists and special guests.
THE HOUSE IS SMALL BUT THE WELCOME IS BIG
09/20/2008 – 10/18/2008
Curator(s): Neal Baer, Jim Hubbard and Lynn Warshafsky (co-founders of The House is Small).
Artists: African Women and Children Affected by AIDS
Exhibition: This exhibition presented recent photography by 15 people from Mozambique and South Africa affected by HIV/AIDS. Children from Maputo, Mozambique, orphaned by AIDS, and HIV-positive women in Cape Town, South Africa were given cameras by Venice Arts, a non-profit media arts organization in Venice, California devoted to social art initiatives. They were asked to take pictures in their communities that tell the uncensored story of their lives.
SIGNS OF CHANGE: SOCIAL MOVEMENT CULTURES 1960s TO NOW
09/20/2008 – 12/06/2008
Curator(s): Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, as part of Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator
Curatorial Incubator Director: Mary Anne Staniszewski
Project Managers: Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati
Poster Design: Papo Colo
Lenders: All Of Us Or None (AOUON) Archive; American Friends’ Service Committee; Archivo Arnulfo Aquino; Athénée Français Cultural Center; Autonomedia; Beehive Design Collective; Benton Gallery at University of Connecticut; Big Noise Films; Fabrizio Billi/Archivio Storico della Nuova Sinistra Marco Pezzi; Boston Women’s Video Collective; Boyd; Bread & Puppet Theatre; Breakdown Press; Bristle Magazine; Bullfrog Films; Kevin Caplicki; Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG); Chiapas Media Project; CIRA (Japan); Tony Credland/Cactus Network; Cultureshop.org; Lincoln Cushing; Chicago Women’s Liberation Union Herstory Project; Tano D’Amico; Mariarosa Dalla Costa; Deep Dish TV; Jesse Drew; El Fantasma de Heredia; Tracy Fitz; Freedom Archives; William Gambetta/Centro Studi Movimenti; David Goodman; HKS 13; Ilka Hartmann; Chris Hill and Bob Devine; Hoover Institution Archives; R. Howze; Roger Hutchinson; Ilaria La Fata/Centro Studi Movimenti; illcommonz; International Inst itute for Social History (IISH); image-shift berlin; Indymedia Brazil; Inkworks; Institute for Applied Autonomy; Interference Archive; Iraq Veterans Against the War; Irregular Rhythm Asylum; It’s All Lies; Magdalena Jitrik; John Jordan; Kartemquin Film Collective; Judi Kelemen; Last Gasp; John Law; Jessica Lawless; Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc.; The Linen Hall Library; Raphael Lyon; Matthew Meyers; Marcom Projects; Middle East Division of Harvard’s Weiner Library; National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place; NATO Arts; Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK); Katie Orlinsky; Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D) Archives at the Museum of Modern Art; Panopticon Gallery of Photography; Paper Tiger TV; Mary Patten; Roger Peet; Darko Pokorn; Jill Posener; Endi Poskovic; Radio Zapatista; Oliver Ressler and Zanny Begg; Bill Rolston; Rachael Romero; Sasha Roseneil; Roz Payne Archives; Leonel Sagahón; Rafel Seguí i Serres; Joel Sheesley; Greg Sholette; South African H istory Archive; Stanford University; David Tartakover; Third World Newsreel (www.twn.org); Eric Triantafillou; Undercurrents; Nils Vest; Video Data Bank; Videofreex Partnership; Yustoni Volunteero/Taring Padi Collective; Stacey Wakefield; Sue Williamson; Women’s Library; Women Make Movies; and others.
Exhibition: Signs of Change presented hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera that brought to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Organized thematically, the exhibition presented the creative outpourings of social movements, such as those for Civil Rights and Black Power in the United States; democracy in China; anti-apartheid in Africa; squatting in Europe; environmental activism and women’s rights internationally; and the global AIDS crisis, as well as uprisings and protests, such as those for indigenous control of lands; against airport construction in Japan; and student and worker revolution in France. The exhibition also explored the development of powerful counter-cultures that evolve beyond traditional politics and create distinct aesthetics, life-styles, and social organization.
Travel: Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (January 23 – March 8, 2009); The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY (April 5 – June 5, 2009); Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (February 4 – March 19, 2010)
THE LABYRINTH WALL: FROM MYTHOLOGY TO REALITY
12/14/2008 – 02/07/2009
Curator(s): Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Artists: Josh Abram Howard; John Ahearn; Madeleine Arthurs and P.S. 274; Francisca Benitez; Liz Brown; Luis Camnitzer; Russell Christian; Tyler Coburn; Papo Colo; Ernest Concepcion; Anton van Dalen; Robert Dandarov; Iliana Emilia Garcia; Mike Estabrook; Coleen Fitzgibbon; Teo Freytes; John Fekner and Don Leicht; Juana Gallo; Scherezade Garcia; Rico Gatson; Guerra de la Paz; Peter Hildebrand; Vandana Jain and Doris Caciolo; Charles Juhasz-Alvarado; Jayson Keeling; Fawad Khan; Saeri Kiritani and Dario Solman; Matthew Kirk; Lucretia Knapp and Lynne Yamamoto; Christopher Knowles; Charles Koegel; Peter Kuper; Ligorano / Reese; Joan Linder; Miguel Luciano; Yucef Merhi; Bryan Mesenbourg; Marcus Morales; Irvin Morazan; Rune Olsen; Tom Otterness; Kevin Pyle; Carlo Quispe; Beau Rhee; Rudy Royval; David Sandlin; Jacolby Satterwhite; Seher Shah; Dan Tague; Panayiotis Terzis; Seth Tobocman; World War 3 (Rebecca Migdal, Edwin Vazquez and The Despicable Adriano); Heeseop Yoon; Daniel Zeller; François Ziliff
Exhibition: The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality was an exhibition in which 51 artists responded to the turbulent times in which we live, the complex — and often confusing — financial, military, and cultural crises in the United States of America. Responding to the sagging economy, the continued American presence in Iraq, and the crisis facing ordinary people who are losing jobs and homes, we at Exit Art, as a cultural space, felt the urgent need to present an exhibition that explores these aspects of our country and our cultures. The Labyrinth Wall was an immediate reaction to these issues — as our exhibition schedule was shifted to accommodate this show — and used the labyrinth as a metaphor for the difficult and tangled problems that the Americas face.