Knock Knock: Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, is curated by Sarah Murkett and Elana Rubinfeld and takes place at Fred Torres Colaborations and Armand Bartos Fine Art.
Humor has been an underlying theme in art throughout the 20th century. Dada’s playfulness is the precursor of this thread,born as a response to the destruction wreaked during WWI. KNOCK KNOCK explores how artists have drawn on this strategy, using humor as a hook to tackle more complex social, sexual, and political issues.
At Armand Bartos Fine Art: Marc Dennis, Charles Dreyfus, Marcel Duchamp, Armen Eloyan, Paul Éluard, Philip Guston, George Hugnet, Nina Katchadourian, Sarah Lucas, René Magritte, Larry Miller, Jacob Odonata, Rachel Owens, Shannon Plumb, Man Ray, Martha Rosler, Richard Slee, Ben Vautier and Robert Watts
At Fred Torres Collaborations: Olaf Breuning, Justin Cooper, R. Crumb, Kate Gilmore, David Humphrey, David Kramer, David LaChapelle, Lee Materazzi, Trong Nguyen, Claes Oldenburg, William Pope L., Kristofer Porter, Richard Prince, Jon Pylypchuk, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Delphine Reist and Guy Richards Smit