September 15, 2022 – February 17, 2023
International Studio & Curatorial Program
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Water Works is a group exhibition curated by Danielle Wu that brings together seven artists who turn to the washroom as an aesthetic resource: Hana Al-Saadi, Laurie Kang, Ajay Kurian, Fatima Moallim, Mia Raadik, Pauline Shaw, and HaeAhn Woo Kwon.
Whether inside the sauna, the hammam, the beauty salon, or the shower, the act of washing oneself has served as grounds to destabilize bodily integrity. Water Works draws a line between one’s own flesh and the broader, social body, and looks at washing as more literally embedded within artistic processes. The “cultivation of oneself,” as Michel Foucault observed, despite its occurrence in private, is also a deeply social practice that reflects revolving attitudes towards cleanliness, pleasure, health, and morality throughout a range of cultures.
Opening Reception: September 15, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 15, 2022–February 17, 2023
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:30am–5:30pm, by appointment
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Location: 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn