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I'm gonna be in this show:

Match Game:New Work from the Artspace Flatfile

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm

Artspace is pleased to present Match Game, an exhibition that encourages viewers to learn more about the 20 newest artists to enter our Flatfile Collection through a series of off-kilter and feverishly TV-worthy image and word games.  The show takes inspiration from the 1970s show of the same name in which contestants guessed a celebrity panel's answers to fill-in-the-blank questions.  While Match Game never saw the same success as its after-school competitors, (Press Your Luck, 10,000 Dollar Pyramid, Family Feud), reruns on Nickelodeon and The Game Show Network were popular due to the ease with which the show embraced a period brand of bawdy slap-stick humor.  The show was brought back to late night TV in April of 2016 and features Alec Baldwin as its host. 

Featured artists include the 2015 Flatfile inductees: Jan Cunningham, Katie Jurkiewicz, Eben Kling, Jason Noushin, Christopher O’Flaherty, Charmaine Ortiz, Carol Radsprecher and Scott Schuldt; and the 2016 inductees: Caryn Azoff, Jessica Cannon, Victoria Crayhorn, Kathryn Frund, Yikui Gu, Hong Hong, Barbara Marks, Michael May, Susan McCaslin, Adam Niklewicz, Christina Spiesel, Mercedes Teixido and Susan Walsh.