Trailblazers in the 21st Century: Contemporary Prints and Photographs Published by Exit Art

Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio: Inside a Room of Sky: Memphis, 2001-03 
Oct 03, 2009 - Mar 07, 2010
Eisenberg Gallery

This focus exhibition of nine prints and nine photographs presents a compelling microcosm of America’s current art scene. Featured artists include Vito Acconci, Laylah Ali, Ida Applebroog, Papo Colo, Petah Coyne, Ann Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Elizabeth Murray, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Ruth Root, Michal Rovner, Gary Simmons, Carrie Mae Weems, Terry Winters, Su-en Wong, and Daniel Zeller. Their works exemplify how artists have adapted new technology to creative visions that challenge traditional aesthetic norms and address issues of race, gender, identity, society, or abstraction. These prints and photographs are from two portfolios published in 2001 and 2003 by Exit Art, a New York nonprofit cultural center; its mission is to explore the rich diversity shaping and transforming contemporary art and ideas in America. This exhibition, selected from the Zimmerli’s collection, is the first display of a recent donation from Peter Frey. 

Organized by Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings


Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio

Inside a Room of Sky: Memphis, 2001-03

Digital pigment print from the portfolio Two 00 One

Published by Exit Art, New York, 2003

Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

Gift of Peter Frey

Courtesy Vito Acconci/Acconci Studio

Photo Bryan Whitney