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Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
(April 26-June 07, 2008)
ARTISTS: A-1 53167, Mark Jeffrey, Micah Lexier, Ann Messner, Scott Myles, Joel Ross, Jon Routson, and Ulay.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, USA
(April 11-May 31, 2008)

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ARTISTS: A-1 53167, The Art Guys, Janice Kerbel, Micah Lexier, Luis o Miguel, Ann Messner, Scott Myles, Dennis Oppenheim, Joel Ross, Jon Routson, Savage, Ulay, Timm Ulrichs, and Allison Wiese.

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK
(August 25–September 29, 2007)
ARTISTS: Ann Messner, Ivan Moudov, Scott Myles, Dennis Oppenheim, Joel Ross, Jon Routson, Ulay, Timm Ulrichs, and Allison Wiese.

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EDITORS: Atopia Projects
PUBLISHER: Atopia Projects, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Peacock Visual Arts, and Smith College Musuem of Art.
FORMAT: 210x165mm
PAGES: 160 (color images throughout)
DESIGN: Atopia Projects
RELEASE DATE: July, 2009
ISBN 13: 978-09546156-4-2
NOTES: A reduced content PDF version of the publication was released to coincide with the opening of the exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts. It can be downloaded

A-1 53167
The Art Guys
Kelly Baum
Miguel Calderón and Yoshua Okón*
David M. Meurer and Rosemary J. Coombe*
Tom Friedman
Kenneth Goldsmith
Dan Griffiths
Paul Groot
Jeff Ferrell
Mark Jeffrey
Janice Kerbel
Micah Lexier
Luis o Miguel
Ann Messner*
Ivan Moudov*

Scott Myles*
Dennis Oppenheim*
Joel Ross*
Jon Routson*
Rhys Southan*
Diana Stigter
Timm Ulrichs*

Frazer Ward*
Allison Wiese*

*Featured in the PDF version of the publication

Lifting is a publication and a travelling exhibition of work from the 1970s onwards by artists who have—or claim to have—crossed a legal or moral line and committed theft in the name of art. Their motivations are diverse, from the frivolously mischievous to the critique of cultural structures.

Borrowing and appropriation have long since had a presence within the creative process. However, the artists within this exhibition have deliberately made the act of theft a fundamental part of the process. The resulting work tests the boundaries of what is morally and ethically acceptable within society, and engages with the ways in which legal and cultural significance are attributed to property.

Lifting was commissioned by Peacock Visual Arts, and the concept was developed in collaboration with Patricia Hernandez.