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E.P.A. exhibit at Exit Art

March 15, 2008 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

3/15/2008 to 7/12/2008

March 15 – July 12, 2008
Where:Exit Art
475 Tenth Avenue
New York City, New York  10018
United States
Contact:The Reclamation Project


The Reclamation Project

Xavier Cortada

475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

in its group exhibit

E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions)
Co-curated with ecoartspace

March 15 – July 12, 2008


This timely new exhibition series and archive initiative will kick-off on March 15 with E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) in Exit Underground

E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions)
Co-curated with ecoartspace

March 15 – May 3, 2008
extended through July 12, 2008

Opening: Saturday, March 15, 2008, 7 to 9pm

Brandon Ballengee, V. Elizabeth Bell, Mark Brest van Kempen, Carissa Carman and Joanna Lake, Susanne Cockrell, Xavier Cortada, Carrie Dashow, Erica Fielder, Ozzie Forbes, Amy Franceschini, Aaron Gach, Fritz Haeg, Amy Howden-Chapman, Basia Irland, Scot Kaplan, Carolyn Lambert, Robin Lasser, Bill Meyer, Kathryn Miller and Michael Honer, Miss Rockaway Armada, Matthew Moore, Eve Mosher, Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir, Andrea Polli, James Reed, Austin Shull, Brooke Singer and Brian Rigney Hubbard, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Chris Sollars

Exit Art is pleased to announce the opening of E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions), the first project of S.E.A, a large-scale program dealing with current environmental concerns and the way artists respond to them. E.P.A is a group exhibition surveying recent performance work from around the world that addresses current environmental crises. The exhibition will consist of videos, photographs, texts, related ephemera and a film program documenting recent performances. For this opening project we have invited Amy Lipton and Patricia Watts, co-curators and founders of ecoartspace, a leading international environmental arts organization, to collaborate with Exit Art on the organization and presentation of this material.

E.P.A. will include performance documentation from more than 30 international artists. These works, created in the public sphere, draw attention to and engage the public in a dialogue about issues such as climate change, watersheds, urbanization and, ultimately, human survival. E.P.A. will set the precedence for future exhibitions of S.E.A. dealing with environmental issues including The End of Oil, about the global oil crisis and alternative energy, and Consume, about food production, agricultural and sustainable living practices. An exhibition of historical social-environmental art works is also planned to place this work in context.

S.E.A (Social-Environmental Aesthetics)
S.E.A is an exhibition program and archive of artworks that address social and environmental concerns. It will assemble artists, activists, scientists and scholars to address these issues through presentations of visual art, performances, panels and lecture series. S.E.A will occupy a permanent space in Exit Underground, a multimedia performance, film and exhibition venue underneath Exit Art’s main gallery space. The S.E.A. Archive will be a permanent archive of information, images and videos that will be a searchable database for scholars and researchers.

Artists have been making work related to social and environmental issues for a long time, but S.E.A. will be the most comprehensive and probably the first initiative of its kind to bring this work together under a cohesive program. Central to the mission of S.E.A is to provide a vehicle through which the public can be made aware of this kind of work, to provide a forum for collaboration between artists and ecologists and to inspire them to continue the tradition of work that S.E.A. presents. S.E.A. functions as an initiative where scientists, activists, researchers, academics, artists, and the environmentally-conscious public can join together in support of issues that affect our daily lives.

This major new exhibition series and archive initiative will kick-off on March 15 with the opening of E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) in Exit Underground.

Exit Art is an independent vision of contemporary culture. We are prepared to react immediately to important issues that affect our lives. We do experimental, historical and unique presentations of aesthetic, social, political and environmental issues. We absorb cultural differences that become prototype exhibitions. We are a center for multiple disciplines. Exit Art is a 25 year old cultural center in New York City founded by Directors Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, that has grown from a pioneering alternative art space, into a model artistic center for the 21st century committed to supporting artists whose quality of work reflects the transformations of our culture. Exit Art is internationally recognized for its unmatched spirit of inventiveness and consistent ability to anticipate the newest trends in the culture. With a substantial reputation for curatorial innovation and depth of programming in diverse media, Exit Art is always on the verge of change.

Ecoartspace is one of the leading international organizations whose focus is on the intersection of art and ecology.  Established as a non-profit in 1999, they provide a platform for artists addressing environmental issues. Ecoartspace promotes a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary and educational. Their philosophy embodies a broader concept of art in its relationship to the world and seeks to connect human beings aesthetically with the awareness of larger ecological systems. For more information, visit http://www.ecoartspace.org.

General exhibition support provided by Carnegie Corporation, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Starry Night Fund at The Tides Foundation, Exit Art’s Board of Trustees and our members. Public programs support provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Exit Art is located at 475 Tenth Avenue, corner of 36th Street. Exit Art is open each Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm; Friday, 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday, noon – 8 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. There is a suggested donation of $5.

For more information please call 212-966-7745 or visit www.exitart.org.


March 15, 2008 @ 8:00 am
July 12, 2008 @ 5:00 pm


The Reclamation Project


475 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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