Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vernissages NYC | Exit Art: Every Exit is an Entrance

It should actually be called a finissage, as the vernissage of the last exhibition of Exit Art one of the most influential art not for profit spaces in NYC.
Exit Art is closing in its 30th anniversary, less than year from the passing of Jeanette Ingberman, who co-founded this initially alternative art space with Papo Colo,  in 1982.
 Exit Art  "supported and fostered a vibrant, interdisciplinary artistic community in New York, organizing over 200 exhibitions, events, festivals and programs featuring more than 2,500 artists. Consistently challenging social, political, aesthetic and curatorial norms, Exit Art has organized historical exhibitions; presented the work of young, emerging, under-recognized and mid-career artists; produced experimental theater and performance works; and organized national and international film and video programs. Committed early on to experimenting with the intersections of film, video, performance, music, publications, design and visual art, Exit Art remained steadfast in its mission to provide new possibilities and opportunities for both artists and audiences alike."

The exhibition is visual multimedia documentation of the 30 years activity of Exit Art; a more meaningful title could not have been chosen...