Exhibition Curated by Draper Alum Patrick Grenier ('04)
Since the middle of the 19th century artists have imagined utopian worlds and hoped to create new aesthetic forms for a peaceful society. This optimistic attitude continues despite post-modern rhetoric and global terrorism. Glimpses of this positive force were seen in President Obama’s 2008 campaign. The exhibition will investigate how artists use delusional optimism and senselessness through performance and interactive works to sustain hope. A public program, including films and music, will delve into historical moments when the odds against freedom, equality and justice were unimaginable.
Featuring artwork by:
On display at the
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island