November 16, 2021–February 20, 2022
80WSE Gallery at New York University
80 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
Exhibition as Image is a group show that 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.
Exhibition as Image, curated by Saim Demircan, focuses on the role exhibition documentation plays within artistic practice, exhibition making, and criticism. Work by both Judith Barry and Renée Green is part of this exhibition.
With the advent of increased public visibility, the homogenization of documentation has typically flattened exhibitions into images. As such, this group show re-frames how art is seen through images by artists who have documented exhibitions or who take the documentation of art as a basis for their own work by creating counterpoints to processes of standardization.
These range from uses of changing 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.