I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
April 3 - April 16, 2014
Publication Launch and Film Screenings
Friday, April 11, 2014, Launch at 5:00 p.m., Screenings at 7:00 p.m.
The Orientation Room (M101)
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13 Street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb is a multi-media exhibition that explores notions of cultural memory expressed by a generation whose identities are shaped by events to which they did not actually bear witness, but which have directly impacted their experiences of the present. The project highlights the problematic nature of claiming historical narratives for any generation as a whole, wary that these claims may, in fact, co-opt forms of persisting hegemonies. The exhibition in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, features seven emerging artists whose works create a space of conversation with one another and with historical works drawn from The New School Art Collection, and includes painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, text, and video. Accompanying the exhibition, there will also be a night of film screenings and a publication of texts and images from artists, scholars, and writers whose contributions augment the dialogue, intermingling the personal and the collective.
The exhibition features works by: Mounira Al Solh, Firelei Baez, Tatiana Istomina, Reena Katz and Pablo Gómez Uribe, Heather M. O'Brien, María Paz Ortúzar, John Albok, and David Wojnarowicz.
I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb is a collaborative curatorial project by Parsons MFA Fine Arts alumni Maricruz Alarcón, Pieter Paul Pothoven, and Ilyn Wong.
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