November 2001

We are living in a historical moment. The essence of life has changed. The world's psyche has been irrevocably altered.

In this new era, Exit Art, as a cultural space near the World Trade Center, feels an obligation to interpret or translate the feelings of a larger community into a collective expression of analysis. We want to know how the events of September 11 have altered your behavior -- toward others, your city, your daily life -- how the events changed your perception of reality and the world around you.

A change of behavior is a change of culture, which is why Exit Art is organizing a global project called REACTIONS. This project aims to be an international response from both inside and outside the art world, a reflection of how these events have changed your life.

We want to hear and share your reactions.

We are inviting you to participate in REACTIONS by submitting your response on a flat, 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of paper. Your submission can take the form of a letter, text, drawing, poem, painting, collage, photograph, or any other format that can fit on a piece of paper. REACTIONS will be an exhibition on view at Exit Art in New York City from January 12 - March 30, 2002. All responses will be exhibited.

Your visual and poetic work will be put into a context of historical witness. We hope that like us, you feel a sense of urgency to respond and participate in this necessary, collective expression.

Your effort will be valued; your voice will be heard.


Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Co-Directors, Exit Art

Jodi Hanel and Bibi Marti
Exhibition Coordinators

Submit your 8-1/2 x 11" response (or European letter-size equivalent) via post, email, or in person. Please note that your submissions will be kept by Exit Art and will not be returned. By submitting responses, you are giving Exit Art all rights to your work, which may include publication and tour. Responses must be received by January 1, 2002. Three-dimensional or oversized responses will NOT be accepted.

Please mail responses to:
Attention Reactions,
Exit Art 548 Broadway,
New York, NY 10012.
Or email: reactions@exitart.org.
EXIT-ART web-site : http://www.exitart.org/