A reordering of life, politics, and art
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — Sunday, September 30, 2018
Amy Galpin, Ph.D. | Chief Curator
Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art
In the 1960’s, the philosopher Guy Debord encouraged a “ reordering of life, politics, and art” and cautioned against social interaction mediated by images. He presciently asserted that humans did not interact with one another enough in person. Debord perceptively anticipated society’s reliance on small hand-held technology, social media, and the twenty-four-hour news cycle that now permeates daily life. Often read by students of art history, Debord’s declarations were written during a time of political upheaval in France. The contemporary artists represented in this exhibition live in Miami, and while certain works are infused with local realities, global and even utopic questions populate the exhibition. These artists re-order objects and imagery in disparate ways to disrupt and question conventional narratives and ways of seeing.
Deconstruction features work by the following artists: Eddie Arroyo, Zachary
To view the digital catalog for this exhibition, please click here.
Image caption: Sandra Ramos, b. 1969 in Havana, lives and works in Miami, Apocalyptic Cartographies. Limbus [detail], 2017, Mixed media, photograph/paper and engraving on acrylic, 41x 61 x 2 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Pan American Projects