Artists have always worked in groups, as collectives, and as collaborators, meeting in bars, homes, studios. That which drives them together varies: a desire for discourse and the broadening of horizons, as well as the need for shelter, protection, and support. Thus, collaboration is the condition in which artists create, even when the work itself is made individually and in private.
The exhibition When Artists Say We brings together artists, historians, activists, and other cultural practitioners to document, illustrate, and investigate the various ways such collaborations and exchanges have taken form in New York over the last thirty years.
Artists: Rey Akdogan, Rheim Alkadhi, Ayreen Anastas, Artwurl.org, Doug Ashford, Mike Ballou, Gregg Bordowitz, François Bucher, Nao Bustamante, Juan Céspedes, Alison Coryn, Dean Daderko, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes, Leeza Doreian, Kirsten Forkert, Olivier Foulon, Rene Gabri, Benj Gerdes, Andrea Geyer, Liam Gillick, Terence Gower, Alia Hasan Khan, Jennifer Hayashida, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Emily Jacir, Gareth James, Jason Jones, Sandy Kaltenborn, Munir Kamal, Fakher Eldin, Jesal Kapadia, Susan Kelly, Ben Kinmont, Ella Klaschka, Pedro Lasch, Cristóbal Lehyt, Lin+Lam, LTTR, Tim Maul, Yates McKee, Julie Merehtu, Naeem Mohaiemen, Stephen Morton, Carlos Motta, Felipe Mujica, Ulrike Müller, neurotransmitter, Not An Alternative, Sheila Pepe, Jenny Perlin, Katrin Pesch, Cesare Pietroiusti, Walid Raad, Yvonne Rainer, Kamran Rastegar, David Reed, Katya Sander, Paige Sarlin, Simon Sheikh, Katy Siegel, Jason Simon, Anton Sinkewich, Nida Sinnokrot, AL Steiner, Javier Téllez, Valerie Tevere, David Thorne, Lan2 Tuazon, Vladimir Volnovik, McKenzie Wark, Nanna Wülfing, and others.