ITP Alum Presents work at White Box Gallery
Curated by Dread Scott, Kyle Goen and Hajarah Abdus-Sabur
October 29th – Nov 24th, 2008
Opening Reception: Wednesday October 29th, 6pm – 9pm
Special Election Night Party
November 4th, 7pm till . . .
Location – White Box Gallery
329 Broome Street. (btwn Bowery and Chrystie St,) New York, NY. 10002
Featuring work by: Melanie Baker, Wafaa Bilal, Sandow Birk, Hasan Elahi, Mounir Fatmi, Jon Hendricks, Arnold Mesches, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sheryl Oring, Jenny Polak, Martha Rosler, Jackie Salloum, Hank Willis Thomas and ITP Alumnus, Raphael Zollinger (’08)
When the President of the United States says, “You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists”, Sedition is the only option. In an era of war, lies and torture, Sedition is the only option.
Sedition will reveal art about the tumultuous times we are living in. Following the rich history of art that challenges dominant ways of seeing, Sedition will show work that has been under fire and art that is firing its own ammo. This show will pull no punches. When the theater is on fire, we are obligated to scream. Many artists are making challenging work that is commensurate with the times. Some have been critically engaged for decades. This show will bring together an unexpected mix—artists who often would not be thought of as working in the same framework. What do an American feminist painter who gained prominence in the 1960s and a 21st century Bangladeshi new media artist who looks at surveillance have in common? Or what does an artist who uses the appropriation of the language of advertising to explore blackness have to do with an artist who utilizes conceptual strategies to address US wars? We say, lots.
*Sedition si-di-shen noun: conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of a state
– American Heritage Dictionary