June 15 - July 13, 1996
Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
David Henry Brown Jr.
Edouard Pierre Louis
This summer Exit Art / The First World is an urban tropical paradise. Sweat is a group exhibition/experiment which deals with beach fantasies, escape, heat, and the rituals inspired by the change of season. Sweat will develop as a collaborative experiment among thirty one artists and will take the form of a collective installation as artists work together with Papo Colo to tackle creative challenges and create an elaborate, hedonistic summer environment. Sun worship, water, inertia, leisure time and tourism will be several of the themes that inform the art pieces and installation. Comprised of art objects, performance and found ritual objects of the season - assembled and manipulated in group efforts, the exhibition will celebrate the season as a chaotic vision of Utopia of organized contradictions.Closing
Sweat will provide the opportunity for a diverse group of artists to transform the space with its vision and create work in a celebratory spirit. Escaping will never be easier as the tropics and beach fantasies find their way to SoHo this summer.
Exit Art / The First World and Sweat will close for the summer in a grand performance spectacle on Saturday July 20, 9 pm-midnight. The night will feature music and performance in a special tribute to the season and will act as a prototype for the Ambient Theater Program, scheduled for the fall of 1996. Several sets of musicians and performance artists will take to the stages in the gallery and define unique spaces using objects from the exhibition and sound. The performances will occur simultaneously and intermix to form a hybrid vocabulary of performance signals
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