New York's The Kitchen presents Just Kick It Till It Breaks, a group exhibition featuring works by Fia Backström, Carol Bove, Bozidar Brazda, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Adam Helms, Scott Hug, Corey McCorkle, Dave McKenzie, Josephine Meckseper, Michael Phelan, and Meredyth Sparks. The exhibition is curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Debra Singer and Assistant Curator Matthew Lyons.
In response to a moment in America marked by tepid civic activism, widespread conservatism, and rampant consumerism, the artists in this exhibition create works in which the “political” is addressed indirectly through allegorical approaches and subtle contextual displacements. Borrowing visual idioms from the realms of advertising, the media, and interior design, these artists locate tangential points of protest that are slyly complicit with the terms of capitalism they often seek to undermine. At the same time, they investigate romanticized notions of outlaw culture and underground movements, questioning whether any position of political resistance remains out of reach of commercial co-optation.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the following FREE performances and events are being organized:
- Seth Price and Kelley Walker (Thursday, March 29, 8pm)
- Bozidar Brazda: Bread (Saturday, April 7, 7pm)
- Ross Cisneros: First as Pilgrims, Then as Pilots (Thursday, April 12, 7pm)
- An evening with Scott Hug’s publication K48 (Tuesday, April 24, 7pm)
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