September 22 – October 10, 1979
Sixth Anniversary Exhibition:
10 Artists/ Artists Space
Artists Space celebrates the opening of its 1979-80 season with its Sixth Anniversary Exhibition. Included in the show are Laurie Anderson, Jon Borofaky, Scott Burton, Lois Lane, Ree Morton, Judy Pfaff, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Barbara Schwartz, Charles Simonds, and John Torreano. Each of these now well-known artists had their first one-person exhibition at Artists Space between 1973 and 1975. This group demonstrates the role Artists Space plays in many artists' careers. While these artists constitute no single movement or style, they clearly reflect the overriding esthetic concerns of the past decade. An interest in putting content before medium is evident in the range of work: Furniture (Burton's sculpture), Music (Anderson's performances and installations), Painting (Lane and Torreano), Sculpture (Pfaff, Schwartz and Simonds), Drawing (Borofaky), Sculptural Environments (Morton) and Objects (Lanigan-Schmidt). The exhibition will run from September 22 through October 10.
In conjunction with this exhibition and Artists Space's Sixth Anniversary, The Neuberger Museum at SUNY, Purchase, New York will present Ten Artists: Artists Space 1973-75, an exhibition of larger works by the ten artists seen in the Anniversary Show at Artists Space. This exhibition will occupy the museum's entire ground floor and allow each artist substantial representation. Helene Winer, Executive Director of Artists Space, organized the exhibition which will be accompanied by a 32 page catalogue with essays by Winer and critic Irving Sandler, founder of Artists Space. Copies are available to the press. The exhibition will run from September 9 through October 10.
To further mark Artists Space's Sixth Anniversary and to raise much needed operations money, Artists Space will hold a benefit party at The Mudd Club, 77 White Street, NYC, Thursday, October 25 from 8 to 12 midnight. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple; everyone attending is entitled to a drink and dancing. For the occasion, Roy Lichtenstein, has designed a limited edition (100) silk "sports" shirt which is being produced by Philadelphia's Fabric Workshop. The shirt is available for $200 plus the purchase of a benefit ticket.
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Raynor, Vivien. "Finding Unity in Wild Individualism," The New York Times: Westchester Weekly. October 7, 1979. Print. 20-21.
Russell, John. "A Birthday at Artists Space," The New York Times. October 21, 1979. Print. 37.