Friday, June 06, 2008

The Future As Disruption at The Kitchen

The Future As Disruption

The Kitchen

512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-255-5793

June 18–August 1
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 18, 6-8pm

Curated by Rashida Bumbray and Matthew Lyons

The genre of science fiction, in all its various manifestations in books, television, music, and movies, has long provided a rich and valuable resource for artists who seek to critique contemporary society by looking forward. Science fiction transports us beyond the horizon of our current technologies and established ways of life in order to enable a renewed outlook on the present and, in particular, on today’s pressing political issues such as the environment, consumerist culture, and life during wartime. By envisioning possible ramifications of the technological, social, psychological, and political conditions of our current moment, the artists in this exhibition create works in sculpture, video, painting, and photography that are evocative of a daily existence quite distinct from our own. Artists include Julieta Aranda, Joan Banach, Sean Dack, Jonah Freeman,Olalekan B. Jeyifous, Simone Leigh, Ann Lislegaard, Adam Pendleton, Mungo Thomson, and William Villalongo.

Exhibition Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11-6pm FREE

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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