I Like the Art World

and the Art World Likes MeImage: Filip Noterdaeme. Photo courtesy Daniel Isengart, 200

      Conrad Bakker
      Marc Bijl
      Jennifer Dalton
      Eric Doeringer
      Nancy Drew
      Bill Drummond
      Alex Gingrow
      Grennan & Sperandio
      Aneta Grzeszykowska
      Charles Gute
      Nate Harrison
      Pablo Helguera
      Dan Levenson  / Little Switzerland
      The Matthew Higgs Society
      Loren Munk
      Filip Noterdaeme
      Laurina Paperina
      William Powhida
      Ward Shelley
      Jade Townsend

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.

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Events:

Friday January 14, 2011: Opening event performance                                                    

Saturdays January 15-March 5, 1-6 pm: Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU) Booth

Thursday, February 3, 6:30 pm: Panel discussion featuring curator Eric Doeringer in conversation with exhibiting artists Jennifer Dalton, Loren Munk, and William Powhida

Thursday, February 17, 6:30 pm: How’s My Dealing?

For more information, or for press inquiries, please contact michelle@efanyc.org.

Press:

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me written by Melissa Frost for whitelinehotels.com

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me by Rozalia Jovanovic for Flavorpill

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me on ArtCat

Interview With Curator Eric Doeringer on Bad at Sports

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me by Christopher Howard for Artforum

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me by Priya Bhatangar for Frieze Magazine

I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me on Art Fag City