White Columns

White Columns White Columns is New York's oldest alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists.
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Originally located in SoHo (and known as the 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street), the organization was renamed White Columns when it moved to Spring Street in 1979. In 1991 White Columns moved to Christopher Street in the West Village, and in 1998 the gallery relocated to its present address on the border of the West Village and Meat Packing District. White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a not-for-profit gallery which is open to the public, free-of-charge, eleven months per year.

Operating as usual

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11/28/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1997

Images:

1. ‘White Room: Sarah Sze’, September 5 - October 10, 1997
2. ‘White Room: Eve Fowler’, October 18 - November 23, 1997
3. ‘Killing Time’, September 5 - October 10, 1997
4. Holland Cotter, The New York Times review for ‘Home is Where the Heart Is: Our Family Values’, curated by Cassandra Langer, June 6 - July 12, 1997
5. ‘Peter's Card Collection’ by CAR in ‘Fandom’, October 18 - November 23, 1997
6. ‘Fandom’, October 18 - November 23, 1997
7. ‘White Room: Jenny Gage’, September 5 - October 10, 1997
8. ‘Untitled (Garlic I, II, III)’ by Helen Rousakis in ‘Blind Faith’, December 5, 1997 - January 18, 1998
9. ‘White Room: Joey Kötting’, December 5, 1997 - January 18, 1998

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/27/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2013

Images:

1. ‘The Cat Show’ organized by Rhonda Lieberman, June 14 - July 27, 2013
2. The W.C. #42: ‘The Cat Show Zine’ edited by Rhonda Lieberman, published in conjunction with ‘The Cat Show’ organized by Rhonda Lieberman, June 14 - July 27, 2013
3. ‘If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you're ashamed of me’, Sverre Bjertnes, developed in collaboration with Bjarne Melgaard, March 12 – April 20, 2013
4. Holland Cotter, The New York Times review for ‘Jo Spence: Work (Part III), The History Lesson’, November 16 - December 21, 2013
5. ‘Jo Spence: Work (Part III), The History Lesson’, curated by Christabel Stewart November 16 - December 21, 2013
6. ‘X-Girl movie’ by Phil Morrison and ‘Club in the Shadow’ by Kim Gordon in ‘Design Office with Kim Gordon - Since 1980’, September 7 - October 19, 2013
7. ‘Diamond Bar’ by Marina Pinsky in ‘Marina Pinsky’, November 16 - December 21, 2013
8. Maika Pollack, GalleristNY review for ‘Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual’
9. ‘파멸’ by Sam Pulitzer and Bill Hayden from ‘Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual,’ selected by Richard Birkett, January 10 - February 23, 2013
10. ‘Marx 4 Kids’, a catwalk performance in conjunction with ‘Rainer Ganahl: COMME DES MARXISTS, presented in collaboration with PERFORMA 13, November 3 - November 9, 2013

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/26/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1974

Images:

1. Louise Bourgeois, ‘Installation’, December 14 - 26, 1974
2. Invitation for ‘Photography’, Mac Adams, November 30 - December 12, 1974
3. ‘Inside-Out’, a 300 hour video performance by Willoughby Sharp, November 16 - 28, 1974
4. Italo Scanga, ‘Saints Glass’, October 5 - 17, 1974
5. Charles Simonds, ‘Outside Inside’, December 1 - 12, 1974
6. ‘Prisoner's Dilemma’, a videotaping session of Robert Bell and Richard Serra as part of ‘Video Performance Series’ organized by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp, January 13 - 21, 1974
7. Installation view of ‘Maze’ by Alice Aycock in ‘Sculpture and Photographs’, April 20 - May 2, 1974
8. Documentation during installation of ‘(Two Horizontals) Untitled’ by Jene Highstein in ‘Sculpture’, January 26 - February 7, 1974
9. Liza Béar with monitors as co-organizer of ‘Video Performance Series’ (with Willoughby Sharp.)

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

White Columns will be closed from November 26th - 30th for the holiday weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 1st ...
11/25/2020

White Columns will be closed from November 26th - 30th for the holiday weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 1st at noon with our current exhibitions:

Maya Stovall and Diane Kotila

Through December 12!

11/25/2020
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All images are sourced from White Columns’ Archive.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/25/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2000

Images:

1. ‘Concerted Compassionism’, Christoph Büchel, Bradley McCallum, and Michael Rakowitz, September 8 - October 15, 2000
2. Michael Pollak, The New York Times review of ‘Concerted Compassionism’, October 1, 2000
3. ‘Untitled’ by Worapanit Jiya-amondej in ‘Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art’, organized by Claudia DeMonte, June 9 - July 15, 2000
4. Thirtieth Anniversary Benefit Silent Auction And Gala, February 26 - March 11, 2000
5. Correspondence between Augusto Arbizo and White Columns for ‘White Room: Augusto Arbizo’, March 24 - April 30 , 2000
6. ‘Foreign Body’, October 20 - November 26, 2000
7. ‘White Room: Beverly Fishman - Pharmaco Xanadu’, October 20 - November 26, 2000
8. ‘White Room: Chris Hanson & Hendrika Sonnenberg’, December 10, 1999 – February 6, 2000
9. ‘Posers’ curated by Fritz Chestnut and Jennifer Karady with artists Nina Levy, Fritz Chesnut, Elizabeth Shapiro, Charley Friedman, and Anthony Goicolea, March 24 - April 30, 2000

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/24/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1980

Images:

1. ‘4, A Performance for Quad Sound’, Paul Wong, March 2, 1980
2. Allan McCollum, ‘Collection of the Artist’, February 26 - March 8, 1980
3. Duane Zaloudek, ‘Recent Work’, December 16 - 31, 1980
4. Poster for ‘On Masculine Feminine’ a live radio experience by Ginger Miles, December 11 and 12, 1980
5. ‘Power For Peace: Our Lost Horizon’ curated by Peter ‘Blackhawk’ Von Brandenburg with artists Gib Smith, Jo Shane, Joseph Nechvatal, Red Hammond and Peter Fend, October 28 - November 8, 1980
6. ‘Light Rock’, John Stascak, January 25 - February 16, 1980
7. Frederick Brathwaite (a.k.a. Fab 5 Freddy) and George Lee Quiñones, ‘New Painting: The Third Phase’, September 30 - October 11, 1980
8. Robert Louis Seltman, ‘Narcissistic Prima Donna’, October 14 - 25, 1980
9. Poster for ‘New York Feelings’ performance by Henk & Jockel, November 10, 1980

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/21/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2005

Images:

1. Rita Ackermann and Richard Kern in ‘Trade’, February 4 - March 12, 2005
2. Roberta Smith, New York Times review for ‘White Room: Simon Martin’, September 9 - October 15, 2005
3. Colter Jacobsen in ‘Open Walls’, October 28 - December 3, 2005
4. Aurie Ramirez, May 6 - June 11, 2005 (tag: @creativegrowth)
5. Video still from ‘Gargoyles’ by Greg Smith in ‘White Room: Greg Smith’, June 17 - July 23, 2005
6. ‘Wir Brauchen Leitbider (We Need Directive Images)’ by Peter Gallo in ‘White Room: Peter Gallo’, May 6 - June 11, 2005
7. ‘Open Walls’, October 28 - December 3, 200
8. Opening Reception for ‘Post No Bills’, June 17 - July 23, 2005
9. ‘Odd Lots’ curated By Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi and Frances Richard, September 9 - October 15, 2005
10. Video still of "Valley Girl" (2002) by Michele O’Marah in ‘White Room: Michele O’Marah’, February 4 - March 12, 2005 (tag: @pinkypinks28)

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/20/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1988

Images:

1. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lorna Simpson and Jon Tower in ‘Real World’, October 13 - November 3, 1988
2. ‘ACT-UP at White Columns’, organized by Robbin Murphy, Maria Margenti, Don Ruddy, June 25 - July 31, 1988
3. ‘White Room: Cady Noland’, March 24 - April 2, 1988
4. ‘Better Reception’ by Alix Pearlstein in the exhibition catalogue for ‘Update 1987-88’, May 21 - June 25, 1988
5. Jeff Jamieson, David Schafer, Joanne Lobotsky in a group show with Franz Stauffenberg, March 24 - April 16, 1988
6. ‘Female (Re)production’ curated by Marilu Knode, January 28 - February 20, 1988
7. ‘Sculpture 1988: A Salon of Small Scale Work’, September 15 – October 8, 1988
8. Invitation for ‘Inside-Out Photography’, curated by Sally Apfelbaum, April 21 – May 14, 1988

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/19/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1994

Images:

1. Invitation for ‘Stonewall 25: Imaginings of the Gay Past, Celebrating the Gay Present’, June 9 - July 23, 1994
2. Installation by Stuart Netsky from ‘Stonewall 25: Imaginings of the Gay Past, Celebrating the Gay Present’, June 9 - 23, 1994
3. Raphael Rubinstein, Art in America review of ‘Conversations with the Hearing’, Joseph Grigely, March 18 - April 17, 1994
4. Rita Ackermann in ‘Splat Figures’, January 7 - February 6, 1994
5. Poster for ‘Complex’, Alan Belcher, April 23 - May 27, 1994
6. Jeffrey W. Shultz, ‘Synergistics 1.1: Bioinformatic Surfeits’, October 7 - November 6, 1994
7. Polly Apfelbaum and Jeff Davis in ‘D.I.Y.’, November 11 - December 18, 1994
8. Richard Phillips in the exhibition catalogue for ‘Update 1994’, September 9 - October 2, 1994

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/18/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2019

Images:

1. K8 Hardy sitting on the bench dedicated to Shannon Michael Cane, ‘The New York Artists’ Memorial Garden’ project, co-presented by Art Production Fund
2. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker review for ‘Devoured by Consumerism’, Beau Dick, March 16 - May 4, 2019
3. Work by Thomas Hall in ‘HEALING ARTS! - Work from the archives of Healing Arts Initiative’, September 24 - November 2, 2019
4. ‘Gratuite’ by Esteban Jefferson in ‘Esteban Jefferson: Petit Palais’, November 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020
5. N0 ST0NES, a music collaboration between Wilder Alison and composer and psychoanalyst Monroe Street, performed on Wednesday, December 18th at Honey’s in Brooklyn
6. Curtis Davis at his first NY solo show, ‘White Rooms: Curtis Davis’, June 27 - September 7, 2019
7. Reading and Book Launch with Reba Maybury in ‘Ed Baynard’, July 12, 2019
8. ‘Pedigree’, Grant Levy-Lucero, September 24 - November 2, 2019
9. Brian Belott and Jennifer DiGioia in conversation to discuss the exhibition ‘White Room: Rhoda Kellogg’, organized by Brian Belott, March 2, 2019. Exhibition in the background: ‘David Byrd’, January 17 - March 9, 2019

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/18/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1971

Images:

1. ‘Blue One’ by Marjorie Strider in ‘Andre, Castoro, Strider’, April 10 - May 8, 1971
2. ‘High Contrast Destruction Piece’ by Hildegarde Lutze and Dieter Froese from ‘Performance Series: June 21 - July 1, 1971’
3. ‘Self-Portrait’ by Richard Haynes from group show, February 1971
4. ‘Human Scale Container’ by Jene Highstein from group show, May 12 - June 2, 1971
5. ‘Tina Girouard: Live House’, a performance by Tina Girouard, May 1971
6. Alice Aycock, ‘Sand/Fans’, May 26 - June 9, 1971
7. ‘Window Cleaning’, a performance by Billy Apple, June 5, 1971
8. Drawing from ‘Biofeedback Dialogue’ performance by Roger Welch, May 1971

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/14/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1985

Images:

1. ‘Stephen Glassman: Sculpture’, Sept 4 - Sept 28, 1985
2. ‘Seduction: Working Photographs’ curated by Marvin Heiferman, February 6 - March 8, 1985
3. New York Times review by Grace Glueck for ‘Update 1984-85’, June 4 - 25, 1985
4. ‘White Room: Kathleen McCarthy: Falling Dream’, September 18 - 28, 1985
5. ‘Tracy Grayson: Painting’, April 9 - May 4, 1985
6. ‘4 x 4’, January 8 - February 2, 1985
7. Poster for ‘Film at White Columns’ curated by Lisa Brandon Krall, April 11 - 14, 1985
8. James Elaine, ‘Savage Discoveries’, November 6 - 30, 1985
9. ‘White Room: Emily Cheng’, January 19 - February 2, 1985

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/13/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2007

Images:

1. ‘Project Room: Michael Patterson-Carver’ organized by Harrell Fletcher, March 31 - April 28, 2007
2. ‘OK KO, Broodies in the Nesting’, a performance and installation by Agathe Snow and Marianne Vitale, curated by Performa, November 7 - 10, 2007
3. Embah, June 2 - July 14, 2007
4. ‘Early Work’, co-curated by Marilyn Minter and Fabienne Stephan, June 2 - July 14, 2007
5. ‘Bulletin Board - Poetry Project #2: Malcolm Mooney’, September 12 - October 27, 2007
6. ‘The Perfect Man Show’ curated by Rita Ackermann, January 9 - February 10, 2007
7. Marilyn Minter Book Launch and Panel with Matthew Higgs and Mary Heilmann, June 6, 2007
8. ‘The Walk to Dover’ by Spartacus Chetwynd from ‘SCREEN: four film and video programs’, March 31 - April 28, 2007
9. ‘The W.C. #15: Lars Laumann’ published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Lars Laumann: Morrissey Foretelling The Death of Diana’, February 20 - March 24, 2007
10. ‘Your Shoes’ and ‘Your Grave’ by Donald Urquhart from the exhibition ‘Donald Urquhart’, February 20 - March 24 2007

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/12/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

2016

Images:

1.‘DANCEHALL NIGHTS’ and ‘SHAKA AT DAWN’ by Denzil Forrester, co-curated by Peter Doig, November 2 - December 17, 2016
2. ‘Tired of Sleeping’ and ‘Ship’ by Alyson Vega in ‘Project Room: Alyson Vega’, June 4 - July 16, 2016
3. Dale Jackson at his first NY solo show, ‘Dale Jackson’, September 10 - October 22, 2016
4. Performance by Private Time (Annie Pearlman and Brian Belott) alongside Pam Glick exhibition at White Columns Second Annual Summer Party , July 9, 2016, June 4 - July 16, 2016
5. ‘Project Room: Doris Staffel’ organized by Annabeth Marks, March 1 - April 16, 2016
6. Joe Howe with Matthew Higgs at Joe’s first NY solo show, ‘Project Room: Joe Howe’, November 2 - December 17, 2016
7. ‘Mystic Taxi’ and ‘TS Dual Postup’ by Gerasimos Floratos, March 1 - April 16, 2016
8. Inaugural White Columns / Shoot the Lobster Award honoring Lia Gangitano
9. The New Yorker review for ‘Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual’, January 12 - February 20, 2016

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/11/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1975

Images:

1. ‘Cheap Propaganda’, performed by Michael Krugman, Ariel Block, and Marcia Swanberg, May 6, 1975
2. ‘Truck F**k Muck’ by Martha Wilson in ‘Installations’ group show, November 29 - December 18, 1975
3. Brian O’Doherty (fka Patrick Ireland), ‘Rope Drawings’, April 12 - May 1, 1975
4. Mimi Smith, ‘Drawings with Recordings’, December 20 - 31, 1975
5. Francesc Torres, ‘Personal Intersection’, February 22 - March 6, 1975
6. Jeffrey Lew (middle) with friends at his installation, "Drawerings", January 25 - February 6, 1975. Photo by Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone
7. Joel Fisher, ‘Three Aspects of Line Investigation’, March 22 - 29, 1975
8. William Wegman, ‘Early Work’, February 8 - 20, 1975
9. Miriam Bloom in ‘Group Indiscriminate’, September 2 - 25, 1975

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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11/10/2020

White Columns at 50.
112 Greene Street to 91 Horatio Street.
1970 - 2020 / 50+ years of support for artists.

1999

Images:

1. ‘Skyscraper’ by Jesse Bercowetz and Aimee Mower Lally in ‘In My Room’, May 7 - June 20, 1999
2. ‘Weiner Island Two’ by George Raggett in ‘Hang Time’, co-curated by Debra Singer, June 25 - August 1, 1999
3. ‘White Room: Jessica Craig-Martin’, December 10, 1999 - February 6, 2000
4. ‘Guggenheim Table’ by Brian Coleman in ‘Architorture’ curated by Paul Ha, October 29 - December 5, 1999
5. ‘Project Armstrong (Acoustic Tile Ceiling)’ by Stephen Antonson in ‘Science Fictions’, December 10, 1999 - February 6, 2000
6. ‘White Room: Suzanne Wright’, October 29 - December 5, 1999
7. Opening for ‘Outer Boroughs’ curated by Paul Ha and Lauren Ross, September 10 - October 17, 1999
8. ‘White Room: Rachel Feinstein’, March 19 - May 2, 1999
9. ‘The Neutral Territory’ by Roe Ethridge in ‘Visitor’, March 19 - May 2, 1999

All images are sourced from White Columns' 'Archive In Progress'.
(Courtesy of the respective artists and photographers.)

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Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
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