Emergency Room is a constantly evolving collaborative exhibition conceived and led by artist Thierry Geoffroy, a.k.a. Colonel. To realize this project, Geoffroy has invited over thirty local and international artists to create and install new works in a range of media, all generated daily in response to current events.
Emergency Room is motivated by a desire to learn what other artists think about current affairs from varied international perspectives under strict time constraints. By providing a physical space in which artists can display works made in reaction to current events, Emergency Room takes the pulse of the artistic community today. On each day of the exhibition, artists will install new work in response to the events of the last 24 hours, an arrangement that recalls daily news cycles. The artworks stay on view until the next morning whenthey are moved to an adjacent archive space and replaced by new work.
Emergency Room seeks to foster a sense of community among the participating artists and an atmosphere in which the gallery serves as a laboratory both for personal expression and formal experimentation. Artists will come with very different methodologies, from the politically charged to the personally intimate, to interact with a specific space and develop an on-going project together.
Emergency Room is organized by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss.