08 Feb - 19 Mar 2007
Emergency Room is motivated by a desire to learn what other artists think about current affairs from varied international perspectives under strict time constraints. By providing a physical space in which artists can display works made in reaction to current events, Emergency Room takes the pulse of the artistic community today. On each day of the exhibition, artists will install new work in response to the events of the last 24 hours, an arrangement that recalls daily news cycles. The artworks stay on view until the next morning when they are moved to an adjacent archive space and replaced by new work.
Emergency Room seeks to foster a sense of community among the participating artists and an atmosphere in which the gallery serves as a laboratory both for personal expression and formal experimentation. Artists will come with very different methodologies, from the politically charged to the personally intimate, to interact with a specific space and develop an on-going project together.
French-born Thierry Geoffroy (b. 1961) has presented his art internationally since 1995. Recently, he had solo exhibitions at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; IKM Museum, Oslo, Norway; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; and Devron Arts, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 2006, Geoffroy presented Emergency Room at Galerie Olaf Stuber, Berlin and Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen. He received the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from France in 2003. Geoffroy will present a project at the 2007 Venice Biennale.
Artists in the exhibition:
Jaishri Abichandani, Victor Ash, Toby Barnes, Bill Beirne, Christian Blau, Niels Bonde, Seth Indigo Carnes, Søren Dahlgaard, Steven Day, Mike Estabrook, Frank Franzen, Nancy Friedemann, Charley Friedman, Thierry Geoffroy, Jens Haaning, Sophie Hjerl, Vandana Jain, Amy Kao, Marie Kølbæk, Lasse Lau, Peter Lind, Caroline Lund, Al Masson, Jean de Piepape, Mac Premo, David Puchkin, Gail Rothschild, Susanne Schuricht, Henrik Vibskov
Emergency Room is organized by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss.