Spring Exhibitions: Do It & Do It (Archive)
March 3 - May 8, 2016
What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? Since it began in 1993, with this question being asked by Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever to have happened - constantly evolving and generating evermore relevant new versions of itself. Since ICI's launch last year to mark the exhibition's 20th anniversary, do it has toured to venues from New York to Manchester, Budapest to Salt Lake City, and Kosovo to Moscow.
DO IT at BLUE STAR CONTEMPORARY
For our selection from the DO IT compendium we have gathered instructions into a few grouping, some that will exist already completed in the gallery space and some for visitors to do. The Person You Are, The Person You Could Be centers on the theme of self reflection and alterations. Some instructions are existential and some are more direct changes and interventions to the physical self. The Calculated Image grouping features instructions that or more precise in nature, resulting in an image or object that is very directed by the instructions with a more specified outcome. Performance Party is a selection of instruction visitors will experience as one offs and during the opening and public programs. Lastly, visitors will be invited to execute a set of instructions at our upcoming Family Saturday, happening April 9, 2016.