October 13, 1989-June 17, 1990

Sep 27, 1989

Tim Rollins + K.O.S.: installation of the complete Amerika painting series

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Tim Rollins + K.O.S. will open at Dia Art Foundation, 548 West 22nd Street, on Friday, October 13, 1989. The exhibition continues through June 17, 1990. Hours are Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Admission is free.

The exhibition focuses on the "Amerika" series and includes the thirteen large-scale paintings from the series completed between 1984-1989, as well as eighty study drawings for the most recent "Amerika" painting completed this past summer. In addition, a new painting based on Franz Schubert's Winterreise will be shown composed of seventy small panels with an overall length of sixty feet. The exhibition space on the second floor of 548 West 22nd Street has been restructured specifically for the works in this presentation.

A book documenting and discussing the "Amerika" series and the work generally of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. will be available. Texts by Arthur Danto, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, and by Michele Wallace, Assistant Professor of English at the Center for Worker Education and City College of New York, as well as an extensive annotated checklist with notes by Tim Rollins are included.

Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) is a collaborative group made up of students and artist Tim Rollins. They work under the umbrella organization the Art & Knowledge Workshop based in the South Bronx. This is the first major exhibition of the work of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. in New York. They recently were awarded the Joseph Beuys Prize from the Beuys Foundation in Basel, Switzerland and will have an important exhibition at the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Basel in May 1990.

This exhibition and publication have been made possible in part by the generous support of the Cowles Charitable Trust and The Jerry and Emily Spiegel Family Foundation, Inc. Additional funds have been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Washington, D.C. and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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For additional information or materials contact:
Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, press@diaart.org or 212 293 5518

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