Art of "Whose" People: Opening Reception

Curated by Yasi Fetrati '18

 

Setareh Arashloo

Cati Bestard

Delphine Fowundu

Adam Liam Rose

Rocio Olivares

Shahzia Sikanda

Zou Zhao (Xi Xi)

 

Art of "Whose" People was an exhibition of work by a group of young artists from around the globe—all formed and currently functioning in a post-1989 neo-liberal context—that belong to the other end of the history that brought us to the unhinged world of today. While functioning in the center of the contemporary international art scene, these artists meditated on the politics, history, and social structures of their forming locality, which has been deemed peripheral. As varied in their medium and approach as they are in their histories and languages, these artists tackled politics on its edge, where nation is merely a narrative, the utopia of humanist Globalism is corrupted by market, and the ultimate audience, the "people," is a question: a fabricated construct as political as it is social. In this context, politics lose the nation-states? claimed locus while the art-institute's reductive debates of identity are challenged and become obsolete. Art of "Whose" People was to be a platform for these artists as it aimed to unravel the real complexities of their work, thoughts, and art practice.

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Leroy Neiman Gallery
310 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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