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The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue
January 14 – February 13, 2011
Reception:Friday, January 14: 6-8pm OPEN MIKE: Verbal Abuse Fest 2011
Live performance-response by Mike Albo & other furious peoplesSaturday, February 12: 4:30pm
14A Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 | 212-226-5447
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is pleased to present Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue, an exhibition by Ridykeulous. Participating artists include, but are not limited to, Ali Liebegott, Allyson Mitchell, Bernadette Mayer, Carolee Schneeman, Catherine Lord, Chuck Nanney, Daniel Feinberg & Rhyne Piggot, David Wojnarowicz, Dr. Weeks, Eileen Myles, Gary Gissler, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Glen Fogel, Harmony Hammond, I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska), Jack Smith, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, K8 Hardy, Kara Walker, Kathe Burkhart, Kathleen Hanna, Kathy Acker/Dennis Cooper, Laura Parnes, Leidy Churchman, Louise Fishman, Mike Albo, Nao Bustamente, Nicola Tyson, Simon Fujiwara, Tobi Vail, William Powhida, Zackary Drucker, Zoe Leonard …and other special selection from the patriARCHIVES
Founded in 2005 by A.L. Steiner and Nicole Eisenman, Ridykeulous has appeared at the Kitchen, New York; Leo Koenig Projekte, New York; Bronx Museum, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; and Participant Inc., New York, among others.
We’d like to invite you to our show because we need to re-educate you about The Situation, specifically, or perhaps more generally speaking,the issues of right and wrong, because “right” now, you’ve got it all WRONG.
Some things that are wrong:
1. A certain type of man of which there are many, all of whom rule the world and torture—literally—us, for no reason (see our travelbrochure/exposé Stoning for Pleasure and Profit in Many Countries)and all that really needs to happen is your wives roll over and stab you in their sleep, problemo solved!
2. Wake up! Machines are needy little takers.
3. The Lack of Sleep/Christmas/Corn Syrup Chain of Signifiers/Absence of Leisure Time To Make Art and Write etc./OurEducational Cultural Indoctrination System Which Turns LumpenDull-Witted Three-Year-Olds Into Massive Raving Homo-Bashing TumorsStewing In Hot Tubs On Their Own TV Shows/Axis of Evil. We’re ALL TheBiggest Losers.
4. The military-industrial-pharmaceutical-artworld complex
5. Animals in captivity, including the loss of all carbon-based life forms
6. Domino effect, Chinese accordion, string pulled on sweater, Russiannesting dolls
7. Plastics & pesticides (in your tits!)
8. The greater the massacre, the bigger the Xmas bonus
9. Unending Ice Capades of Destruction
10. Everyone’s desire to be happier than everyone else’s desire to be happy
For these reasons and more, you, World, really need to come visit usin 300 square feet of luxurious, non-denominational, nonlinear,spa-like atmospherics of the gallery Invisible-Exports (that’s the name of the gallery). Your visit will be rewarded by mind-expansion and tax cuts for the rich. BYOR! (Bring Your Own Road!)
Your BFF 4-Ever,
P.S. Our show is called Readykeulous: The Hostile Healer (The Correspondance Issue) because we have chosen at this point in time to highlight our letter-writing skill-set.
I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me
|Artists: Conrad Bakker, Marc Bijl, Jennifer Dalton,
Eric Doeringer, Nancy Drew, Bill Drummond, Alex Gingrow, Simon Grennan & Christopher 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
Curated by Eric Doeringer
We welcome in a new year of art with the exhibition I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me—featuring 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.
Many of the artists in the exhibition use forms of mimicry to challenge the hierarchy of art world. Some make work based on pieces by earlier artists, others emulate institutions such as museums, galleries, and art magazines. A few choose to comment more directly, addressing their criticism of artists, critics, and galleries by name. Others take a more documentary approach, charting the history of their forebears and/or contemporaries. However, these works are not impartial accounts—they are personal and critical responses to the art (and the art world) of the 20th and 21st centuries. Like Beuys and his coyote, the relationship between these artists and the art world is constantly shifting—sometimes friendly, other times adversarial, with the constant threat that someone might get bitten.
An illustrated publication that includes a curatorial essay will accompany the exhibition.
Artist Filip Noterdaeme will be greeting the public at his Homeless Museum booth in the gallery every Saturday from 1 – 6 pm.
Additional events will include: a discussion led by curator Eric Doeringer with artists Jennifer Dalton, Loren Munk, and William Powhida, talking about the ways that their subject matter and art careers have influenced each other; and an evening of performances about the art world, including advice from The Estheticist (aka Pablo Helguera) and Dr. Lisa Levy.
Dates and more details on these events will be published shortly. For more information, or for press inquiries, please contact email@example.com.