Post No Bills
Curated By Matthew HiggsJune 17–July 23, 2005 320 West 13th Street
“Post No Bills” is an exhibition of (mostly recent) artist’s poster works: i.e., works that either (literally) take the form of a poster, or works that adopt or approximate the language(s) and formats of posters. Given our ongoing social and political turmoil, it is perhaps not surprising that artists have increasingly returned to the polemical “space” of the poster as a vehicle for their ideas. Often democratically produced and distributed, poster works possess a sense of urgency that both amplifies and mirrors our present realities. “Post No Bills” is a cross-generational exhibition and brings together works by more than 50 international artists, many showing in New York for the first time. Available (free of charge) from the gallery will be a newly commissioned poster by Michael Smith.
Participating artists include:
John Armleder; Fabienne Audéoud and John Russell; John Baldessari; Fiona Banner; Derek Barnett; Simon Bedwell; Walead Beshty; Matthew Brannon; Matthew Buckingham; Clint Burnham; Steve Claydon; Jeremy Deller; Sam Durant; Shannon Ebner; Harrell Fletcher; Ryan Gander; Charles Goldman; Wayne Gonzales and David Silver; Rodney Graham; GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand; Mark Hagen; Steve Hanson and Frances Stark; Inventory; Scott King; Jim Lambie; Cary Leibowitz; Robert Linsley; Lucy McKenzie; Aleksandra Mir; Jonathan Monk; Alex Morrison; Paul Noble; Mike Paré and Marc Swanson; Kelly Poe; Allen Ruppersberg; Igor Santizo; Steven Shearer; Karina Aguilera Skvirsky; Kathy Slade; Slimvolume 2004; Bob and Roberta Smith; Michael Smith; Ron Terada; Rirkrit Tiravanija; Kelley Walker; John Waters, and William Wegman.