Catalog for the “Band of Outsiders” exhibition of screenings held at ARTspace Media Lounge from February 10-12, 2011; Center for Book Arts from February 1-April 2, 2011; and the Public Plaza behind the Eventi Hotel from February 9-12, 2011. The exhibition was organized by Sabina Ott and Cindy Smith of the CAA Services to Artists Committee. The video program includes curators working both inside and independently of institutional frameworks, features artists within and outside of the academy, and showcases programs in both non-art and art venues.
Curators include Boshko Boskovic, Alexander Campos, David Familian, Claudia Hart, Martha Kirszenbaum, Karen Moss, Aily Nash, Debra Riley Parr, and Catherine Sullivan. A list of artists’ biographies is included at the back of the catalog.
“We are pleased to present this video program on the occasion of the centennial College Art Association Conference in New York City. By referencing the filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard our intention is twofold: first to reflect in our program what cultural theorists Constance Penley and Gilles Deleuze point out as Godard’s preference for the preposition ‘and’ rather than ‘or’. Like Godard’s films where references, influences and images pile-up more always ends up being best; with that in mind our concept is a sprawling interdisciplinary collection of programs curated by artists, curators and many others…Our goal is to reflect the independent and adventurous mettle that has always characterized art production in New York City.” -Front matter