a curious blindness
|When||22 Apr 2015 - 13 Jun 2015|
|Where||Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University 926 Schermerhorn Hall, 1190 Amsterdam Ave. MC 5202
New York, NY 10027
Tour with the Curators: Friday, April 24, 4–5 pm
a curious blindness reflects a moment captured by eighteen early- to mid-career artists who engage with the complex climate of race and identity politics. Despite their varied backgrounds and influences, there is a shared consciousness of how people of color are treated and represented in a purportedly post–racial era. The selection of works within the exhibition responds and reacts to the institutionalized racism that permeates the quotidian through media, consumer capitalism, and the art-historical canon. The artists are influenced by ideas of portraiture, seriality, and the consumable that evoke the ways in which the body of color has been objectified and abbreviated through time.
a curious blindness is curated by Vivian Chui, Tara Kuruvilla, and Doris Zhao. It is the third presentation of MODA Curates—an annual opportunity offered by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and the MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies Program (MODA) for outstanding curatorial proposals related to students’ theses.
Amir H. Fallah
Girl (Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leigh)
Timothy Hyunsoo Lee
Paul Anthony Smith
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s
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