EXIT ART NEW YORK, THE LABYRINTH WALL: FROM MYTHOLOGY TO REALITY DECEMBER 14, 2008 – FEBRUARY 7, 2009 OPENING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 3-9 PM

Exit Art will be re-configured into a maze constructed of fifty, 8 x 8 foot panels. Each artist will be given one wall on which to respond to the metaphor of the labyrinth and offer instructions on how to escape the issues we are confronted with. The labyrinth serves as a metaphor for the vexing problems that America, under a hopeful new presidential administration, must now navigate.In Greek mythology, the labyrinth was an elaborate structure designed to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half-man, half-bull. Designed for King Minos of Crete by Daedalus, the labyrinth was so serpentine and difficult to negotiate that Daedalus himself could barely find his way out. Today, America seems to have found itself at the center of a metaphorical labyrinth. We’ve become so deeply wound into an economic and political maze that our situation seems impossible to escape.

Participating Artists:Josh Abram Howard; John Ahearn; Madeleine Arthurs and P.S. 274; Francisca Benitez; Liz Brown; Luis Camnitzer; Russell Christian; Tyler Coburn; Papo Colo; Ernest Concepcion; Anton van Dalen; Robert Dandarov; Coleen Fitzgibbon; Iliana Emilia Garcia; Mike Estabrook; Teo Freytes; John Fekner and Don Leicht; Juana Gallo; Scherezade Garcia; Rico Gatson; Guerra de la Paz; Peter Hildebrand; Vandana Jain and Doris Caciolo; Charles Juhasz-Alvarado; Jayson Keeling; Fawad Khan; Saeri Kiritani and Dario Solman; Matthew Kirk; Lucretia Knapp and Lynne Yamamoto; Christopher Knowles; Charles Koegel; Peter Kuper; Ligorano / Reese; Joan Linder; Miguel Luciano; Yucef Merhi; Bryan Mesenbourg; Marcus Morales; Irvin Morazan; Rune Olsen; Tom Otterness; Kevin Pyle; Carlo Quispe; Beau Rhee; Rudy Royval; David Sandlin; Jacolby Satterwhite; Seher Shah; Dan Tague; Panayiotis Terzis; Seth Tobocman; World War 3; Heeseop Yoon; Daniel Zeller; François Ziliff

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