I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me
Grennan & Sperandio
Dan Levenson / Little Switzerland
The Matthew Higgs Society
January 14 - March 5, 2011
I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me features artists whose subject matter is the art world. The title plays on Joseph Beuys's infamous performance I Like America and America Likes Me, in which the German artist inhabited a small gallery alongside a coyote. Organized by "bootleg" artist Eric Doeringer, I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me explores the fraught relationship between emerging artists and the established art world. The exhibition title can be read as either sincere or sarcastic, as these artists all have "love/hate" relationships with the art world. They desire to participate more fully and to be recognized but are simultaneously repulsed by some key aspects. There is a critical or iconoclastic character to much of the work, but also a great deal of reverence. Despite their criticism these artists clearly love art.
Events and Performances:
Friday, January 14, 2011- Opening event performance Wayne Coe will be on site live to create a temporary sand painting integrating art stars into vintage porn theater advertising.His performance draws inspiration from EFA Project Space's location on the fringes of New York City's former adult entertainment zone and current Chelsea gallery district.
Saturdays January 15-March 5, 1-6 pm: Filip Noterdaeme, Director of the Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU) will greet visitors at his HOMU Booth, a portable kiosk that has been installed at EFA Project Space for this exhibition.
Thursday, February 3, 6:30 pm: Panel discussion featuring curator Eric Doeringer in conversation with exhibiting artists Jennifer Dalton, Loren Munk, and William Powhida. The panelists will discuss their reasons for making art about the art world and the ways that their subject matter and art careers have influenced one other.
Thursday, February 17, 6:30 pm: An evening of performance and advice for artists that promises to be informative and entertaining. The How’s My Dealing? blog gives the inside scoop on New York City art dealers, Man Bartlett demonstrates the power of positive thinking, Dr. Lisa Levy evaluates the egos of audience members, and Pablo Helguera’s Estheticist counsels artists on professional and personal dilemmas.
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