Ridykeulous—artists Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France; lives New York) and A.L. Steiner’s (b. 1967, Miami; lives Los Angeles) ongoing curatorial project—revisits and expands their 2011 exhibition Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer and its focus on emotionally-charged letters and correspondences. The works in the show span a variety of text-based and text-inspired media, including painting, video, audio, sculpture, drawing, and choice selections from Ridykeulouse’s exclusive PATRIArchives™.
Featuring correspondence and works by: Kathy Acker, Abe Ajay, Mike Albo, Artists Poster Committee (Frazier Dougherty, Jon Hendricks, Irving Petlin), Sadie Benning, Kathe Burkhart, Nao Bustamante, Jibz Cameron, Leidy Churchman, Dennis Cooper, Zackary Drucker, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Daniel Feinberg, Louise Fishman, Glen Fogel, Hollis Frampton, Dawn Frasch, Simon Fujiwara, Gary Gissler, Guerilla Art Action Group (G.A.A.G.), Harmony Hammond, Kathleen Hanna & Toby Vail, K8 Hardy, I.U.D., Donald Judd, Zoe Leonard, Ali Liebegott, Lucy Lippard, Catherine Lord, Bernadette Mayer, Allyson Mitchell & Deirdre Logue, Eileen Myles, Chuck Nanney, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Laura Parnes, Adrian Piper, William Powhida, Ad Reinhardt, Ridykeulous, Carolee Schneeman, Jack Smith, Nancy Spero, Nicola Tyson, Kara Walker, and David Wojnarowicz.
Organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner in conjunction with Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013. Organized at ICA by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon.
Readykelous installation viewRidykeulousTracey Emin, Your Name Try CUNT INTERNATIONAL (2004)William Powhida, RantFrom Anna, Glen FogelNao Bustamante, To Nao
Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2014Her/Gravity: The Destruction of the Space/Time Cuntinuum, with Ridykeulous2014–15 ExhibitionsReadykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™A rapt audience: Penn Art and Culture captures fall 2014 members walkthrough in picturesNicole Eisenman Highlighted in artcritical’s “Philly Season Premiere”