The Cat ShowJune 14–July 27, 2013
Cat in the Afternoon
CREMASTER 3: Plumb Line
Chanel Cat Lady
Tom Queen / Queen Tom
Object (Cat Whisker Paintbrush)
The Love of a Good Woman
Twinkletoes and Hammertoes
Drei Klavierstücke op. 11
Buster in the Arbor
The Mandolin Concerto
The Mysterious Barricades
CCTV Monitor [Keely]
Calico Kinetic Moe Guy Sew
Scratching Post (with Dingbat)
Cat Habitat Construction
Contemporary Art Sculpture for Cats #2
The Cat Show mugs
Hopefully all of my cat videos....
Cat Drawing, c. mid-1950's
New Brian Joiner
Square Cat and Tangents
With No Roots Behind Them I
Untitled (Feed All Cats)
Untitled (cat purchase)
6th of April
The Last Picture I Took of Crow
Cats Are Not Important
Two British Shorthair Cats (BSH)
Trap, Neuter, Release
Documentation is Everything
Self Plaster Catdrum
The Cat Show flyer
THE CAT SHOW – curated by Rhonda Lieberman
(Organized in partnership with the Social Tees Animal Rescue.)
Featuring ‘The Cats-in-Residence Program’ June 14/15 and July 19/20.
Participating artists/contributors include:
Michele Abeles, Rita Ackermann, Antonio Adams, Bill Adams, Laura Aldridge, Graham Anderson, Araki, Michel Auder, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Matthew Barney, Will Benedict, Janet Burchill, Kathe Burkhart, Carter, Antoine Catala, Cole, David Colman, Cynthia Daignault, Lucky DeBellevue, Jake Ewert, Bella Foster, Magdalena Frimkess, Jeff Funnell, Rainer Ganahl, Paul Georges, Eric Ginsburg, Karin Gulbran, Tamar Halpern, June Hamper, Daniel Heidkamp, Robert Heinecken, John Hiltunen, Ann Cathrin November Hoibo, Jonathan Horowitz, Marc Hundley, Gary Indiana, Matt Keegan, Mike Kelley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Barbara Kruger, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Sadie Laska, Elad Lassry, Mark Leckey, Cary Leibowitz, Rhonda Lieberman, Cassandra MacLeod, Alissa McKendrick, Lucy McKenzie, Ryan McNamara, Siobhan Meow, Marilyn Minter, Dave Muller, Takeshi Murata, Eileen Neff, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Eileen Quinlan, Jennifer Rochlin, Sam Roeck, Ruth Root, Kay Rosen, Jason Rosenberg, Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer, Joe Scanlon, Steven Shearer, David Shrigley, Patti Smith, Frances Stark, Amy Taubin, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol, Jordan Wolfson, B. Wurtz, Rob Wynne, and Freecell with Gia Wolff.
White Columns is proud to present ‘The Cat Show’ curated by writer and artist Rhonda Lieberman, and developed in partnership with the Social Tees Animal Rescue, who will offer cats for adoption during ‘The Cats-in-Residence Program’ to be held in the gallery on June 14/15 and July 19/20.
CATS AND ART TOGETHER AT LAST AT WHITE COLUMNS
The Cat Show features adoptable purr-formers (a.k.a. cats).
“I Can Haz Art Show?”
Cats and their cartoonish antics rule today’s Internet. But in the real world, many are very unlucky, especially those that land in the city pound, which destroys a shocking number of healthy, frisky and ultra-adoptable cats simply because they have no more room. Rescue groups can only save a fraction of them. Better adoption outlets are needed – but they are a low priority for over-extended rescuers.
Art can help!
‘The Cat Show’ will celebrate cats of all shapes, sizes and subjectivities. The conceptual brainchild of writer, artist and curator Rhonda Lieberman, herself the custodian of (only!) two cats, this large, eclectic group show will include cat-alytic work by over 50 artists.
The centerpiece, ‘The Cats-in-Residence Program,’ will allow 10 cats from the Social Tees Animal Rescue in the East Village to lounge around and run amok in a pussy playground designed by architects Gia Wolff and Freecell (John Hartman and Lauren Crahan), and hopefully even find purr-manent homes at the two adoption events that open and close the show. Every rescue cat adopted allows another one to be pulled from the city’s Department of Animal Control.
Recast as art objects/subjects as well as purr-formance artists, the rescue cats in the show have been all been anointed with art purr-sonas. “Meowrina Abramovic will be present,” says Lieberman. “as well as Bruce Meowman, Jeff Maine Coons, Claws Oldenburg, Alex Katz, Frida Kahlico and many others. ”
Lieberman’s felis-itous approach is meant to foster an unorthodox spirit of art-making and art-looking. “Art isn’t only for a meditative, aesthetic experience,” says Lieberman. “It can also be a conduit for the redemption of pussycats and people.” “The Cat Show” is not just about rescuing cats, it’s about re-skewing the notion of rescue with levity and gravity alike.
For more information about this project contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://whitecolumns.org and http://twitter.com/catsinresidence
*Social Tees Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit that, every year, takes over 3000 at-risk animals from kill shelters, gives them veterinary care and finds them loving homes. Founded in 1991. Social Tees rescues, rehabilitates, and places over 3,000 dogs, cats, birds, and exotics per year. http://animalrescuenyc.org
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Interview Magazine - June/July 2013
Juxtapoz - June 29, 2013
Opening Ceremony - June 27, 2013
W Magazine - June 25, 2013
Art F City - June 20, 2013
Gallerist NY - June 17, 2013
Artspace - June 17, 2013
New York Magazine - June 16, 2013
Time Out NY - June 13 – 19, 2013
Refinery29 - June 13, 2013
Shit My Cats Read - June 13, 2013
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