March 4 - April 15, 1995
Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Bas Jan Ader
Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose
Gilbert and George
Barry Le Va
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
T.R. Uthco (Doug Hall and Jody Proctor)
Endurance is an historical exhibition examining and documenting the work of twentieth century visual and performance artists whose individual and collective works test the physical, mental, and spiritual endurance of the body. The exhibition will include the work of approximately 30 artists. The show will focus on selected photographic documentation from key works that exemplify acts of endurance done in real time.
Endurance is the extreme form of presence, an emphatic statement of existence, time, and the physical limitations of the body and will. Within these performances / actions is an intention beyond the physical to reach the spiritual -- rituals of the modern world, a way for the artist to prove a point with themselves, a defiance of being your own victim, an action between triumph and defeat. Visual art becomes a form of acting, the meaning changes from the visual to the physical and finally to photography which is the final act/object.
Exit Art / The First World is committed to presenting innovative exhibitions that explore alternative directions and critical aspects of contemporary art history. Exit Art / The First World also has a history of presenting performance art projects and series. Endurance, in examining a particular aspect performance art will provide a critical context to a group of work under the category 'performance art'. A public program series is currently being organized and more information with dates, times and performers will be available.
Exhibit Archive | 94-95 Calender