After days of deliberation with the staff at Petzel, we decided to go forward with something different for the month of January 2017.
We need to talk… will try to address the myriad issues presented by the election results of November 8th.
The exhibition is divided into two parts:
1. Participation in writing, through film and in live discussions.
As visitors enter the gallery they will be invited to write down their reactions, thoughts, anxieties, hopes for the future.
The gallery will devote one room to screening film clippings, shorts, vignettes that in some way tackle today’s issues. This part of the program is open to anyone who wants his or her concerns brought before an audience. Submissions* will be added to a loop and screened in the gallery.
Saturday Symposiums: On three Saturdays during the show, interested parties and the public will be invited to participate in symposium-style conversations, debates, and readings on different issues: Civil Liberties, a conversation with Justin Caguiat of the Manila Institute and Eduardo Restrepo of Sweety's (January 21st), Immigration (January 28th), and The Environment (February 4th).
2. Artists Respond: A list of artists whose work will be on view in the main space is in formation, but at time of press includes, Yael Bartana, Judith Bernstein, Andrea Bowers, Troy Brauntuch, AA Bronson, Cecily Brown, Paul Chan, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Rainer Ganahl, Hans Haacke, Rachel Harrison, Dana Hoey, Jenny Holzer, Jonathan Horowitz, Josh Kline, Barbara Kruger, Sean Landers, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Allan McCollum, Adam McEwen, Sarah Morris, Joyce Pensato, Stephen Prina, Raha Raissnia, Peter Saul, Dana Schutz, Amy Sillman, Gary Simmons, Dirk Skreber, Slavs and Tatars, Henry Taylor, Andrew Tider/Jeff Greenspan, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Meg Webster.
A percentage of sales will be donated to any organization that seems appropriate to artist and collector.
Petzel Gallery is located at 456 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM. For press inquiries, please contact Janine Latham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (212) 680-9467.
*Beginning January 1st, 2017: Please send submitted video files titled “January2017” as downloadable links via WeTransfer, Dropbox, or Vimeo to email@example.com. If uploading via Vimeo, please ensure the video is downloadable and can be added to collections. Work should be up to 5 minutes in duration, with a max file size of 2GB, one submission per sender. Submissions will close January 31st. We reserve the right to omit videos with offensive content.
Published to celebrate Petzel New York’s group show; We need to talk… Artists and the public respond to the current conditions in America, January 7 to February 11, 2017; this full color, soft fold publication designed to be taken apart and individual pages used as posters, reproduces all 47 artworks in the show. Also detailed inside is how the show came together in the aftermath of the U.S general election, on November 8th, 2017, and tried to capture the mood of the city in the wake of Donald J. Trump’s surprise victory. Alongside full bleed spreads, the publication depicts the public’s contribution to the show in screen grabs of video submissions, Instagrammed images, and doodles made in our public sketchbook. The text comprises excerpts of the three symposiums organized during the show’s run, on Civil Liberties, Immigration, and the Environment. We need to talk… offers a snapshot of this crucial moment in history.
Published by Hatje Cantz and Petzel
40 color pages, soft-fold publication, including 10 poster reproductions of works in the exhibition
© 2017 Hatje Cantz, Berlin and Petzel, New York