EXIT ART

New York, New York

Co-founded by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo in 1982 at 578 Broadway. As their statement of purpose puts forward, Exit Art is "a hybrid interdisciplinary arts organization dedicated to transcultural, multi-media explorations of contemporary art issues through critical presentations, publications, film and video projects. Exit Art programs create a context that helps change the way our society looks at art and to help break down the cultural and racial stereotypes." In 2006 Exit Art relocated to the Chelsea area of New York City, at 475 10th Avenue (corner of 36th Street).

From a 1986 catalogue statement

The Purpose of Exit Art is:

- to research essential issues in contemporary art and to present a thorough analysis and overview of these issues through the organization of exhibitions and the publication of catalogues.
- to organize comprehensive one person exhibitions of mid career artists.
- to document artists whose work is difficult to catagozize or exhibit either because of their content or manner of working, and to make this information available to the larger public through exhibitions and publications.
- to produce special projects and events that bring together artists of various disciplines to work collaboratively on an event, including: film, dance, music, performance, poetry and visual art.
- to publish special editions of artists' work in a literary or visual format.
 
In 2008 they initiated a new program, the Curatorial Incubator Program.
 
From their webpage: The program expands Exit Art's commitment to supporting and developing the careers of young and emerging curators and scholars in contemporary art. The program will give the material, financial, and human resources of Exit Art to developing curatorial talent. Fellows will conceive, design and execute proposed large-scale exhibition projects, learn fundraising, develop outreach and educational programs, and co-publish a publication. Through Exit Art's acclaimed archives, curatorial fellows will have access to a rich in-house history, contextualizing their projects within international and historical frameworks.

CATALOGUES
Adrian Piper: Pretend Essay by Staniszewski 1990
Anton Van Dalen: The Memory Cabinet Jeanette Ingberman 1988
Dirty Pictures Jeanette Ingberman 1982
Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds: Claim Your Color [exhibition traveled] Jeanette Ingberman 1990
Internal Exile: New Films and Video from Chile [included Juan Downey] Coco Fusco 1990
Jimmie Durham: The Bishop's Moose & Pinkerton Men Jeanette Ingberman 1989
Juan Sanchez Papo Colo / Essay by Lucy Lippard and Shifra Goldman 1989
Krzysztof Wodiczko: Tompkins Square Papo Colo [published with The Painted Bride, Philadelphia] 1989
Martin Wong  Jeanette Ingberman 1988
Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution [catalogues cited] Jodi Hanel and Edward Leffingwell 2000
Papo Colo: Will, Power & Desire - Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Performance 1976-1986  Contributors: Rosa Esman, Lucy Lippard, Martha Wilson, John Yau and Jeanette Ingerman 1986
Surplus Show: Today's Art in an Overpopulated City [catalogues cited] Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo 1985
Teching Hsieh: One Year Performance 1981 - 1982  with Franklin Furnace  1983
The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000 Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo 2000
The Green Show  [catalogues cited] Margarita Tupitsyn 1990
The Hybrid State [catalogues cited] Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo 1992
     
OTHER PUBLICATIONS     
     
Exit Art [an "identity publication" covering Exit Art's exhibitions, performances, and events from 1992-1998] Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo [co-founders of Exit Art] 1998
     
DISCUSSED IN    
Alternative Art New York 1965-1985 The Drawing Center / University of Minnesota Press 2002
New Art Rizzoli 1991
SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony  Routledge 2003