Revolution from Without…, On View from January 17 - May 4, 2019

Revolution from Without..., the first in a two-year series of exhibitions under the larger title Revolutionary Cycles, will feature five artists and two collectives - Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger - whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege. The title suggests that social and political change can come from the margins of the polity, motivated by conditions of being without: without rights, without capital, without representation. Each artist specifically addresses key political and historical moments in which the articulation of rights has been…

REVOLutION FROM WITHOUT…

January 17 - May 4, 2019

The Brooklyn Rail, "Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair," 11. 01.2018

“A bleached and fractured world surrounds the artist. To organize this mess of corrosion into patterns, grids, and subdivisions is an aesthetic process that has scarcely been touched,” explained Robert Smithson in his 1968 essay A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth ProjectsSedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair—a brilliant group exhibition that strikes the perfect balance between unconventional forms of beauty and thought-provoking mediations on history, consumerism, and labor—breaks down the methods for such a process. In doing so, the exhibition, organized by the 8th Floor’s executive and artistic director Sara Reisman, embraces residue as its…

SeDimentationS: Assemblage as Social Repair

The Brooklyn Rail

AEQAI, "Artistic Detritus, the Circulation of Power, and Intervening in the Historic Record at The 8th Floor," 10.08.2018

Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair is the most recent exhibition at The 8th Floor, an alternative art space affiliated with the Rubin Foundation and dedicated to expanding artistic and cultural accessibility in New York City.[2] The title of the exhibition drums up images of geological striations, the historic record, and the trajectory of civilizations, to only name a few reference points. As curator Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, explains in the opening exhibition statement, the title comes from a 1968 essay…

Artistic Detritus, the Circulation of Power, and Intervening in the Historic Record at The 8th Floor

AEQAI