Crosstown Arts / 422 N. Cleveland St. March 3, 2016 - April 1, 2016

Johnathan Payne, Joel Parsons, Terri Jones, Cat Pena, Terry Lynn, Corkey Sinks

In the early nineties the international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artists Bertrand Lavier and Christian Boltanski wanted more flexible and open-ended art exhibitions.  Could “scores” or written instructions by artists, as a point of departure, be interpreted anew every time they were enacted? Twenty years later the exhibition they came to call do it grew to include instructions by nearly three-hundred artists, choreographers, writers, and poets and has been featured in more than fifty exhibitions worldwide. 

• Joseph Grigely instruction interpreted by Johnathan Payne

• Felix Gonzales-Torres Untitled interpreted by Joel Parsons (installation image on homepage)

• Tracey Emin What Would Tracy Do? interpreted by Terri Jones

• Rirkrit Tiravanija Untitled interpreted by Catherine Pena

• Claire Fontaine instruction interpreted by Terry Lynn

• Meg Cranston instruction interpreted by Corkey Sinks

do it is an exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. do it and the accompanying publication, do it: the compendium, were made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.