[All photos by Nick Hunt of PMc] On Friday, New York's Haunch of Venison gallery opened up a new exhibition, called "Your History is Not Our History." Curated by David Salle and Richard Phillips, the exhibition displays artwork from the 1980s by New York artists
who Salle and Phillips believe "take[s] forms, ideas, and content to their extremes, along with a mistrust of authority..." Which, for those of us born in the 80s, sounds about right.
The exhibition seeks to knock out the notion that all artwork from 1980s was restricted to paintings (due to their high marketability), and "critique" art, such as photography and text. "Your History is Not Our History" reflects on the similar ways artists responded to the world around them, but the ways they individually considered how historical modernism could influence the future.
Some of the artists in the exhibition are Donald Baechler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Carroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Robert Grober, Jeff Koons, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool and Terry Winters. Celebrating all of them at the opening was Cynthia Rowley, Jerry Saltz, Yvonne Force Villareal, Todd DiCircio, and Rachel Feinstein.
Cynthia Rowley, Jerry Saltz
Yvonne Force Villareal, Megan Diciurcio, Sandra Hamburg Bonnie Clearwater
Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore Karole Armitage, Will Cotton, Rose Dergan
David Salle, Emilio Steinberger, Barrett White
Jerry Saltz, Bettina Prentice Josephine Meckseper, Todd Diciurcio
Kevin Baker, Donald Baechler, Jack Early
John Currin, Rachel Feinstein
Emma Hall, Spring Dautel Stephanie Bok, Eddie Scott
Bill Powers, Cynthia Rowley Christina Kruse
Everett Finley, Theo Schindler, Evanly Schindler
Amy Downs, Gary Rudy