Colo, 1946-

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Founded by director Jeanette Ingberman and artist Papo Colo as an alternative art space in 1982, Exit Art was an interdisciplinary cultural center that presented innovative exhibitions, films and performances that reflected a commitment to contemporary issues and ideas. With a substantial reputation for curatorial innovation and depth of programming in diverse media, Exit Art was always changing.

During its first decade, Exit Art presented artists whose work challenged notions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and equality. It mounted a series of mid-career retrospectives which helped to bring wider public attention and critical acclaim to artists who are now firmly established, including Jimmie Durham, Willie Birch, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Tehching Hsieh, Martin Wong, Adrian Piper, David Wojnarowicz and David Hammons.

In its second decade, Exit Art identified a new generation of young, emerging artists with diverse backgrounds and organized a series of exhibitions, launching the careers of artists such as Shirin Neshat, Fred Tomaselli, Nicole Eisenman, Roxy Paine, Patty Chang, Julie Mehretu, Sue DeBeer, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Chakaia Booker. Fever (1992), the first exhibition in the series, was named one of the ten most important shows of the decade by Peter Plagens in Newsweek.

In its final decade, Exit Art became a leading voice in experimental art, producing exhibitions that illuminated the pressing issues of its time while supporting artists whose works reflected cultural transformations. By 2012, its 30th and final year, Exit Art had organized more than 200 exhibitions, events, festivals and programs featuring more than 2,500 artists.

Biographical information provided by the Exit Art website .

From the guide to the Exit Art Archive, Bulk, 1982-2010, 1979-2011, (© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Exit Art Archive, Bulk, 1982-2010, 1979-2011 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf COLO, 1946-. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Colo, Papo : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Colo, Papo. [Papo Colo] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Colo, 1946-. PAD/D pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn COLO. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Colo, 1946-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Carla Stellweg papers, 1960-2009 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Ahearn, Charlie person
associatedWith Alvarez, Candida person
associatedWith Baranik, Rudolph person
associatedWith Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 person
associatedWith Beiser, Maya person
associatedWith Birch, Willie person
associatedWith Cheang, Shu Lea person
associatedWith Chernishov, Michael person
associatedWith Cohen, Elaine Lustig person
associatedWith COLO person
associatedWith Dalen, Anton van person
associatedWith Davidovich, Jaime, 1936- person
associatedWith Durham, Jimmie person
associatedWith Edgar, Hachivi person
associatedWith Ennadre, Touhami person
associatedWith Exit Art (Gallery : New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Fay, Ming person
associatedWith Fekner, John person
associatedWith Galindo, Regina Jose person
associatedWith Gitlin, Michael person
associatedWith Hammond, Jane person
associatedWith Hammond, Red person
associatedWith Hammons, David person
associatedWith Hsieh, Tehching person
associatedWith Huang, Arlan person
associatedWith Ingberman, Jeanette person
associatedWith Kariya, Hiroshi person
associatedWith Kearns, Jerry person
associatedWith Keeley, Shelagh person
associatedWith Lujan, Pedro person
associatedWith Meyer, Melissa person
associatedWith Miller, Nachume person
associatedWith Mock, Richard person
associatedWith Neustein, Joshua person
associatedWith O'Brien, Michael James person
associatedWith Palasanean Balassanian, Sonia person
associatedWith Papo Colo, person
associatedWith Paternosto, Cesar person
associatedWith Piper, Adrian, 1948- person
associatedWith Rand, Archie person
associatedWith Roch, Jacques person
associatedWith Rosin, Paul person
associatedWith Ruiz, Raul person
associatedWith Sanchez, Juan person
associatedWith Sanchez, Rafael person
associatedWith Scaritt, Alan person
associatedWith Slonem, Hunt person
associatedWith Stevens, May person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tuck, Norman person
associatedWith Vicuna, Cecilia person
associatedWith Von Rydingsvard, Ursula, 1942- person
associatedWith Wodiczko, Krzysztof person
associatedWith Wojnarowicz, David person
associatedWith Wong, Martin person
associatedWith Zedd, Nick person
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Women artists--United States
Artists--New York (State)--New York--Exhibitions
Politics in art
Art--Exhibitions
Art and society
Alternative spaces (Arts facilities)
Art criticism
Art galleries (institutions)
Women artists--Exhibitions
Performance art
Video art--United States
Social problems in art
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Birth 1946

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