80 Washington Square East, NYU

Exhibition as Image

November 16, 2021 – February 20, 2022

80 Washington Square East

Thursday – Sunday, 12–6 PM

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Exhibition as Image focuses on the role exhibition documentation plays within artistic practice, exhibition making, and criticism. With the advent of increased public visibility, the homogenization of documentation has typically flattened exhibitions into images. As such, this group show re-frames how art is seen through images by artists who have documented exhibitions or who take the documentation of art as a basis for their own work by creating counterpoints to processes of standardization. These range from uses of changing lens-based media wherein the recorder is an active component in the work, to, more recently, depictions of art’s image as most commonly seen through the screen rather than in physical space. Whilst some of the works in Exhibition as Image might formally exist in-between art and documentation, most take subjective and embodied approaches, or offer critical responses, to the re-representation of art in the documentary mode.

with:
Lutz Bacher
Judith Barry
Contemporary Art Writing Daily
Jana Euler
Renee Green
Hans Haacke
Esteban Jefferson
Louise Lawler
Jeff Preiss (in collaboration with Andrea Fraser, Nicolas Guagnini, Josiah McElheny, Moyra Davey, Isaac Preiss & Barney Simon, and Anthony McCall)
Carissa Rodriguez
Gili Tal

Exhibition as Image is curated by Saim Demircan.