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current and recent exhibitions  (please scroll down)

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2017

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Not current (or recent) but going through my archives I found a text by Peter Fend

on an early work intervene 1981. Below is a link to Peter’s essay and to images of the

project:

link to text:  Peter Fend  October 1981

project: intervene 1981

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2015

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the underground potato

a project by Ann Messner, Laurie Arbeiter and Sarah Wellington

During the New Museum’s Ideas City festival on Saturday, May 30, 2015

the underground potato was deployed at the corner of Delancey and

Essex Street on New York’s Lower East Side.  Participation in the Ideas

City was commissioned by Artists Alliance.

 

link to ‘the invisible city’_video screened on monitor for that day

link to detailed project description and photos

link to artists alliance commission: the underground potato

 

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2014

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Cuchifritos Gallery, Essex Street Market, and James Fuentes Gallery,

New York, NY    April 16-29  2014

 

 

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Women Choose Women Again

New Jersey Arts Center, Summit, New Jersey

Curated by Mary Birmingham

with Assistant Curator Katherine Murdock

January 17 – April 13  2014

 

Inspired by the historically important 1973 exhibition Woman Choose Women.

A group of artists from the original exhibition will each show one of their

works and choose another female artist to participate in a new exhibition.

Ann Messner selected by Joan Snyder.

 

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 2013

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The Real Estate Show and Other Histories,

The Creative Time Summit 2013:

Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City;

Section 6: Resistors 

moderated by Ivet Ćurlin of What, How and For Whom

with Jimmy McMillan, Chen Shaoxiong, Levan Asabashvili, Urban Reactor

Skirball Center, NYU, NY

October 25-26  2013

event archive:

http://creativetime.org/summit/speakers/ann-messner/

http://creativetime.org/summit/2013/10/26/ann-messner/

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DuBois_the FBI files   

a public project for Du Bois in Our Time

University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst, MA

September 10 – December 15  2013

link to images and info on project 

link to symposium videos

exhibition website:

https://fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/DuBoisInOurTime

https://fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/DuBoisInOurTimeArtists

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Petites Résistances

curated by Emmanuel Mir

Hans Peter Zimmer Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany

June 1-July 13  2013

link to pages from the exhibition catalogue: messner an index

of peripheral activities 1975-1979_small failures (petits échecs)

http://petites-resistances.tumblr.com

http://petites-resistances.tumblr.com/kuenstler

 

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2012  

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I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of the Law

curated by Justin Hoover

SOMArts Cultural Center, San Fransisco, CA

March 9 – April 19  2012

http://www.somarts.org/iamcrime/

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Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses

Greg Sholette (a collaborative project for the Panorama of the City of New York)

Queens Museum, New York

February 5 – May 20  2012

link to floating garden island_an alternative to the prison barge

link to Gregory Sholette website_fifteen islands for Robert Moses

 

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 2011

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M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #5

25th Anniversary edition  2011

http://writing.upenn.edu/pepc/meaning/05/index.html

http://writing.upenn.edu/pepc/meaning/05/meaning-online-

5.html#messner

 

download PDF >

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A Show about Colab (and Related Activities)

curated by Max Schuman

Printed Matter, New York

October 15 – November 30  2011

link to my essay ‘mapping collective action and the real estate show’

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/robinson/colab-at-printed-

matter-11-29-11.asp

http://hyperallergic.com/38908/1970s-flashback-to-the-birth-of-

alternatives/

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WEST END ?

Museum on the Seam

Socio-Political Contemporary Art Museum

Jerusalem, Israel

June 23 – December  2011

http://www.mots.org.il/Eng/Exhibitions/west-end-info.asp

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Act / OUT

curated by Lene ter Haar

Onomatopee, Eindhoven, Netherlands

June 10 – July 10  2011

Onomatopee Act/OUT exhibition archive

link to essay for exhibition catalogue

Metropolis M: Mark, wedge, explode. Interrogate, confront, shock. Act / Out

at Onomatopee

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Global Fight Club: Aspects of Terror in Contemporary Art

curated by Matthias Reichelt and Bernhard Draz

Meinblau, Berlin

April 29 – May 22  2011

Meinblau Global Fight Club exhibition archive

http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/196776.osamas-

puppenhaus.html

http://www.undo.net/it/mostra/118757

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Art, Access & Decay: New York 1975-1985

curated by Lisa Kahane and Peter Frank

Subliminal Projects, LA

April 2 – April 30  2011

http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/art-access-decay-ny-1975-1985/