Curated By Matthew HiggsFebruary 4–March 12, 2005 320 West 13th Street
Trade is the first exhibition of its kind to consider the phenomena of artists swapping – or trading – art works with one another. Trade reveals an aesthetic and emotive ‘economy’ that has been developed exclusively between artists. Trade reflects upon the intellectual and social dynamics that exist amongst artists of very different generations and cultural milieus. Some 14 artists were initially approached to participate in the exhibition, with each artist subsequently suggesting another artist with whom they had swapped works in the past. The exhibition itself will ‘re-unite’ the traded artworks, which will be hung alongside one another – in pairs – in the gallery. Accompanying the exhibition is an informal publication – the first issue of White Columns’ new, occasional in-house journal The W.C. – that will feature anecdotal accounts from the participating artists relating to the various trades.
Trade has been generously supported by Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, and Corrie Sandelman.
Rita Ackermann, Michael Ashkin, Michael Bidlo, Jesse Bransford, AA Bronson, Carter, Jennifer Cohen, Roe Ethridge, Rainer Ganhal, General Idea, Kim Gordon, Erik Hanson, Gareth James, Jane Kaplowitz, Deborah Kass, Richard Kern, Jutta Koether, Cary Leibowitz, Judy Linn, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Aleksandra Mir, Dave Muller, Thomas Nozkowski, Rob Pruitt, Walter Robinson, Ruth Root, Martha Rosler, Arne Svenson