Curator: Sabine Breitwieser, Director together, with Christina Penetsdorfer, Curatorial Assistant, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Artists in the exhibition: Anonym, Kader Attia, Elias Baeck, Lothar Baumgarten, Alfred Baumgartner, Heimrad Bäcker, Michael Blum, Marcel Broodthaers, Johann August Corvinus, Alice Creischer, Gerti Deutsch, Otto Dix, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Simone Forti, Andrea Fraser, Andrea Geyer, Dan Graham, Renée Gree, Ernst Haas, Jörg Immendorff / Felix Dröse, Jörg Immendorff, Sanja Iveković, Kurt Kaindl, Gülsün Karamustafa, Anselm Kiefer, Käthe Kollwitz, Christoph Lederwasch, Deimantas Narkevičius, Walid Raad / The Atlas Group, Elaine Reichek, Aura Rosenberg, Martha Rosler, Anri Sala, Andreas Siekmann, Wael Shawky, Chen Shaoxiong, Johann Conrad Stapff, Danh Vō, Lawrence Weiner, Akram Zaatari.
Accordin' to this story, all the dogs in the world held a convention back in the beginning of time, their purpose being to set up a code of conduct, like maybe it shouldn't be fair to bite each other in the balls and so on. And there was this one dog that had a copy of Robert's Rules of Order that he'd got somewhere, prob'ly at the same place Cain got his wife. So he automatically became chairman, and the first thing he does is to declare the entire convention a committee of the hole. "Fellas," he says, "canines of the convention. I don't want to tread on no honorable dogs' paws, so I'll just put it this way. When we go back in them smoke-filled rooms to caucus, I'm sure we don't want to smell nothin' but smoke, and the best thing to do it seems to me is to pile our assholes outside, and if someone will make a motion to that effect, I'll be glad to put a second on it." Well, sir, it seemed like such a danged good idea that every dog in the convention jumped up to make the motion, so the chairman declared it was passed by acclamation, and there was a brief recess while all the dogs went outside to stack up their assholes. Then, they went back inside t'carry out their business. And god-danged if a heck of a storm didn't blow up out of nowhere, and it scattered them assholes every which way, mixin' em up so bad that not a one of them dogs was ever able to find his own. So that's why they go around sniffing butts, and they'll probably keep on until the end of time. Because a dog that's lost his ass just can't be happy, even if one of 'em is pretty much like another, and the one he has is in good working order.
Deep Gap, NC
June 14 - August 10
Opening Saturday, June 14: 6-8PM
2640 Huntingdon Ave
Hours: Sunday 4-8PM & by appointment
For the final two weeks of his solo exhibition, Martos Gallery will present Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahme, a work in which Justin Lieberman has assembled together 176 pieces of drawing, painting, and ephemera authored by a variety of sources, including artists AA Bronson, Kembra Pfahler, Bruce LaBruce, Kate Levant and Lieberman himself. Cut into 300 contiguous parts, the work currently lays stacked in a glass vitirine. The work's label-adhered to the side of the vtirine-acts as a documentary list and a key to the artists and materials incorporated in the piece.
Starting on Tuesday, April 1st, Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahme will be on view in its entirety— hung up and reassembled back into a 10 by 16 foot picture, which exists simultaneously as a collage and a salon, a painting and a group show. Stenciled on the surface is the title of the piece, its literal English translation being "job creation scheme".
The exhibition will remain open with its concurrent group show, Poor Working Conditions, through Saturday, April 12th.