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I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me

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I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me
Curated by: Eric Doeringer

323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
January 14th, 2011 - March 5th, 2011
Opening: January 14th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.efanyc.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
hell's kitchen
EMAIL:  
projectspace@efanyc.org
PHONE:  
212-563-5855 x244
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

We welcome in a new year of art with the exhibition I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me -- featuring artists whose subject matter is the art world.  The title plays on Joseph Beuys's infamous performance I Like America and America Likes Me, in which the German artist inhabited a small gallery alongside a coyote. Organized by "bootleg" artist Eric Doeringer, I Like the Art World and the Art World Likes Me explores the fraught relationship between emerging artists and the established art world.  The exhibition title can be read as either sincere or sarcastic, as these artists all have "love/hate" relationships with the art world.  They desire to participate more fully and to be recognized but are simultaneously repulsed by some key aspects. There is a critical or iconoclastic character to much of the work, but also a great deal of reverence.  Despite their criticism these artists clearly love art.