Guo Hongwei, Mary Simpson: 44 Signs of the Times
|When||20 May 2021 - 23 Aug 2021|
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Guo Hongwei and Mary Simpson’s artworks are included in Mana Contemporary’s group exhibition 44 Sign of the Times, curated by Owen Duffy, director of the Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University.
The exhibition presents works of art that describe and reflect the strangeness that has been part of recent life. Rather than following a perspective or diagnostic approach, these 44 works of art made before, during, and after 2020 – map pervasive and even sublime feelings of estrangement from reality as it once was.
44 Signs of the Times is an exhibition of works of art that describe the strangeness of recent life. This exhibition is curated by Owen Duffy, Director of the Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University, and will be on view from May 20, 2021 until July 23, 2021. Rather than following a prescriptive or diagnostic approach, these 44 works of art – made before, during, and after 2020 – map pervasive and even sublime feelings of estrangement from reality as it once was. The exhibition’s 26 artists, and 1 artist duo, present works that function as a “sign” of the times: peeling apart and pointing toward the ineffable weirdness of a world, suspended and upside down. “This exhibition does not aspire to offer a diagnosis of what ails the times or a prescriptive cure,” states Duffy. “Rather it is a document, an incomplete picture of our world from within.”
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