Buildings have become iconic figures of cities and countries; these architectural wonders are either loved or despised by their neighbors, visitors and passersby. Oftentimes buildings have deeply rooted historical significance, they form skylines that are embedded into our vertical memory and hold infinite stories within their walls. Other times buildings are surrounded by controversy, neighborhoods are rezoned, gentrification causes displacement and old buildings are torn down and quickly rebuilt for new uses. In homage to these vertical symbols Exit Art presents The Building Show, an exhibition featuring twenty-six conceptual, realistic, personal, intimate and analytical artworks that are defined by artists’ personal relationships to existing structures.
ARTISTS Scott Andresen, Kenneth Grady Barker, Joseph Burwell, Nuno Cera, Jerstin Crosby and Lump Lipshitz, John Enxuto, Peter Eudenbach, Barbara Gallucci, Elaine Gan, Patty Harris, Peter Hildebrand, Heidrun Holzfeind, Emily Katrencik, Noah Loesberg, Naeem Mohaiemen with Gensler + Gutierrez, Heidi Neilson, Quintin Rivera Toro, Chuck Sehman, Caridad Sola and Mary Mihelic, Tim Spelios, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Glen Walls, Seth Weiner, Marion E. Wilson, Xing Danwen, and Yarisal & Kublitz.