June 15 - July 27, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, June 15, 6-8pm
Closing event/reception, Friday, July 27, 6-8 pm
July hours- Wed- Fri, 12- 6 pm
Closed on July 4th
Curator: Sara Reisman
Artists: Firelei Baez, Matthew Cowan, Hubert Czerepok, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Pablo Helguera, Christopher K. Ho, Yoko Inoue, LoVid, Umesh Maddanahalli, Dread Scott and Kyle Goen, Allison Smith, Juliana Irene Smith, Shinique Smith, and Elisabeth Smolarz.
Cultural Transference presents recent artwork by sixteen international and New York-based artists whose practices are actively engaged with the transformation of culture in contemporary art and everyday life. Through transactions and exchanges - social, spiritual, economic, and political - artworks featured in the exhibition collectively express how cultural practice is reciprocally changing and being changed by its context. Depending on the mobility of those in the role of producing culture and those who consume it, the transmission of culture can move quickly or slowly through space and time.
The exhibition features video, sculpture, performance, installation, collage, and craft-based projects by artists who draw from the cultural references and contexts of Afghanistan, the Caribbean, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Poland, and the United States, among other places. Together, the artists' projects communicate the areas where cultures and cultural production mutate, are appropriated, and remixed resulting in experiences that push against stereotypes, and defy the logic of accepted cultural mores.
Turning the World is a conversation between artists Firelei Baez, Hubert Czerepok, Dread Scott, and Juliana Irene Smith, whose vastly different practices examine how culture and cultural production are continually being challenged and transformed. Moderated by curator Sara Reisman.