Exhibition as Image

Exhibition as Image

80WSE Gallery at New York University

Gili Tal, Spaces for Reflection (The Whole World at Your Fingertips, Fog), 2019. Inkjet print on paper, 16 1/2 × 23 2/5 inches. Courtesy the artist, Jenny’s, and Galerie Buchholz.

November 3, 2021
Exhibition as Image
November 16, 2021–February 20, 2022
80WSE Gallery at New York University
80 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
United States
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–6pm

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Lutz Bacher, Judith Barry, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, Jana Euler, Renée Green, Hans Haacke, Esteban Jefferson, Louise Lawler, Jeff Preiss (in collaboration with Andrea Fraser, Nicolás Guagnini, Josiah McElheny, Moyra Davey, Isaac Preiss and Barney Simon, and Anthony McCall), Carissa Rodriguez, and Gili Tal

Curated by Saim Demircan

Exhibition as Image focuses on the role exhibition documentation plays within artistic practice, exhibition making, and criticism. With the advent of increased visibility, the homogenization of documentation has typically flattened exhibitions into images. As such, this group show re-frames how art is seen by artists who have either documented exhibitions or who take the documentation of art as a basis for their own work, offering counterpoints to processes of standardization. These range from lens-based media wherein the recorder is an active component in the work, to, more recently, depictions of art’s image as most commonly seen through the screen rather than in physical space. Whilst some of the works in Exhibition as Image might formally exist in-between art and documentation, most take subjective and embodied approaches, or offer critical responses, to the re-representation of art in the documentary mode. 

80WSE is open by appointment only. Schedule an appointment here, in conjunction with NYU’s visitation policy. 


A program of events will be held at: 

Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Pl
New York, NY 10003

Tuesday, November 16, 6–8pm
Introductory remarks by Saim Demircan followed by a reception

Friday, December 3, 7pm
“Pattern recognition in Contemporary Art”, a talk by Mahan Moalemi

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