100 Years in the Underground : Steichen to Sherman to ∞

100 Years in the Underground
Steichen to Sherman to ∞
the history of photography six feet under
March 4 - March 21, 2013
Opening Reception - Monday March 4, 6-9pm
Armory Centennial Party - SATURDAY March 9, 7-11pm
Afternoon Artist Talks - Sunday March 10, 1-5pm
Artists Include: Alexandra Batsford, Alison Williams, Andres Serrano, Arthur Siegel, Baird Jones, Brett Casper, Cindy Sherman, Clayton Patterson, Christin Paige Minnotte, Diane Arbus, Damien Hirst, Edward Steichen, Eric Payson, Francesca Woodman, Gregory de la Haba, Heide Hatry, Helmut Newton, Hitomi Mochizuki, Horst P Horst, Julian Kliner, Katie Peyton, Kim Keever, Lee Wells, Lillian Bassman, Marcel Duchamp, Marjan Moghaddam, Mia Tyler, Rachel Monosov, Robert Mapplethorpe, Savanah Spirit, Spencer Tunick, Tamas Banovich, Terry Richardson, William Kline, Yapci Ramos
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Join us as Peanut takes the history of photography six feet under through a forward looking exploration of modern life, beauty and the human form. The exhibition attempts to pull us away from our natural limits and common understanding by closely juxtaposing the photographs of modern masters (Steichen, Kline, Horst), along side contemporary art stars (Sherman, Serrano, Hirst) and young emerging photographers (Spirit, Kliner and de la Haba).Peanut has managed to rescue art out of the gilded halls and return it to its rightful space and presents Art History as readymade, totally pulled out of context, just like the Fountain. Museum as bottle rack - a work of art, a place to hang things. We present art as objects, to be consumed, digested, and enjoyed. The list of artworks is no surprise, and each work is properly attributed. Everything is for sale except the artists and the night, because what happens underground stays underground....sometimes.
We salute Duchamp on the hundredth anniversary of the 1913 Armory Exhibition, and curate in his spirit by taking a step beyond the ontological emptiness of postmodernity and act amid the chatter of the supermodern spectacle in a quest to find greater truths. We invite you all to descend the staircase (nude or otherwise) this Monday at 6pm, when we will present 100 years of photographic history from Peanuts not-so-secret underground location.
The spirit of the East Village lives on. See you Monday for our preview and on SATURDAY for our Centennial Celebration with live experimental music by jazz legend Haze Greenfield.
For more information write to nyc@peanutunderground.com or call +1 917 723 2524
 
Organized by Lee Wells and Katie Peyton
Peanut Underground Art Projects
215 East 5th Street East Village NYC
Lower Level
www.peanutunderground.com
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