Into Me / Out of Me

25 Jun - 25 Sep 2006

Installation view of the P.S. 1 exhibition "Into Me/Out of Me"
June 25–September 25, 2006. INPS1.937.36
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Into Me / Out of Me, a group exhibition about the imagined, descriptive, and performative acts of the passing into, through, and out of the human body. This presentation focuses on the primordial relationship between the internal and the external in three main chapters: metabolism (eating, drinking, excreting), reproduction (intercourse, conception, birth), and violence (shooting, impaling, perforation). Into Me / Out of Me brings together explorations and visualizations of these three processes, which deal with the wet and the dry, the inner and the outer surfaces of the body, and the objects and subjects of the physical exchange of the human body with the material world. The exhibition is on view throughout the first floor of P.S.1, from June 25 through September 25, 2006.

Spanning over 40 years and featuring an international group of artists, Into Me / Out of Me employs a wide range of media to illuminate the literal and metaphorical ways that humans interact with each other and material matter. These daily exchanges are presented within the frameworks of natural science, historical and mythological confrontations, ritualistic practices, and self-exploration.

Artists in the exhibition include Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Patty Chang, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ana Mendieta, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Frank Moore, Carolee Schneemann, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, among many others.

Into Me / Out of Me is co-organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. It is curated by Klaus Biesenbach, P.S.1 Chief Curator, Curator in the Department of Film and Media at The Museum of Modern Art, and the Founding Director of KW. The exhibition will travel to KW in late 2006. A fully-illustrated publication by KW and P.S.1 will be available in the fall of 2006.

On Sunday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m., artist Carolee Schneemann will give a lecture discussing her work and its relationship to the themes of the exhibition. Tickets to the event are free with museum admission.

Into Me / Out of Me is made possible by the Lawton W. Fitt and James I. McLaren Foundation, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Enzo Viscusi, Julia Stoschek, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Richard Anderman, Paul Beirne, Douglas S. Cramer, and The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The realization of the project takes place with the friendly support of Dornbracht Culture Projects.

Tags: Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Kenneth Anger, Janine Antoni, Knut Asdam, Matthew Barney, Otmar Bauer, Lynda Benglis, Anna Berndtson, Nayland Blake, Keith Boadwee, John Bock, Louise Bourgeois, Leigh Bowery, Stan Brakhage, Bruce La Bruce, Günter Brus, Chris Burden, Jeff Burton, Patty Chang, Dinos Chapman, Jake Chapman, Judy Chicago, Larry Clark, Mat Collishaw, Martin Creed, Gregory Crewdson, Henry Darger, Wim Delvoye, Jen DeNike, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Cheryl Donegan, Ingar Dragset, Marcel Dzama, Keith Edmier, Nezaket Ekici, Michael Elmgreen, Valie Export, Bob Flanagan, Andrea Fraser, Tom Friedman, Regina José Galindo, Jean Genet, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, Jenny Holzer, Jonathan Horowitz, Peter Hujar, Mustafa Hulusi, General Idea, Alfredo Jaar, Patrick Jolley, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Elke Krystufek, Shigeko Kubota, Sigalit Landau, Maria Lassnig, Manfred Leve, Lee Lozano, Monica Majoli, Piero Manzoni, Robert Mapplethorpe, Walter De Maria, Tony Matelli, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Alex McQuilkin, Ana Mendieta, John Miller, Frank Moore, James Morrison, Otto Mühl, Vik Muniz, Tracy Nakayama, Bruce Nauman, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Adi Nes, Hermann Nitsch, Catherine Opie, Pierre Mac Orlan, Tony Oursler, Gina Pane, Mark Parr, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, L.A. Raeven, Reynold Reynolds, Pipilotti Rist, Alexis Rockman, Ugo Rondinone, Aïda Ruilova, Ashkan Sahihi, Fumie Sasabuchi, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Andrés Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Santiago Sierra, Katharina Sieverding, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Barbara Smith, Amy Smith-Stewart, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Tony Tasset, Paul Thek, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ulay, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Sue Williams, David Wojnarowicz, Chen Zhen, Andrea Zittel