Friday, April 16, 2010

GLOBAL / NATIONAL - The Order of Chaos at EXIT ART through May 1st

Jade Townsend, Born Between Piss and Shit

GLOBAL / NATIONAL - The Order of Chaos is an exhibition that “addresses the anxieties of economics, environmental tragedies, and societies of control that define the chaos of globalization. It explores these social issues in an aesthetic way to demystify the notion of art only as an ornamental production. This vision includes images from abstraction to figuration, from direct messages to esoteric thoughts,” explains Co-Founder/Artistic Director Papo Colo. The exhibition investigates how local artists from a variety of backgrounds are placed in relation to the rest of the world. Seen through a global lens, this exhibition explores the multiple cultures that populate our general culture and how the local and national are inextricably linked to the global.

This exhibition examines the tensions of uncontrollable forces that are dislocating our society to redefine a new civilization. The artworks reflect how the national contains global concerns, searching inside our culture to project our global position. This exhibition tells the story of those concerns and new ways in which we can order the chaos.


Conceived by Papo Colo. Curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo.

ARTISTS

John Ahearn, Tina Barney, Jimmie Durham, Nicky Enright, Rico Gatson, Kate Gilmore, Guerra de la Paz, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Saeri Kiritani, Tseng Kwong Chi, Robin Lasser, Rebecca Loyche, Miguel Luciano, Jonathan Matas, Mary Mattingly, Eve Mosher, Chris Sollars, Jade Townsend, Jason Villegas, Bernard Williams, Martin Wong, O Zhang, Fran├žois Ziliff

Exit Art
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New York, NY 10018

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Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

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