Dead Ends, 8 May 2016, 8 pm
1001 44th Rd, Long Island City-Queens, NY 11101
God help us -- for art is long, and life so short.
Dream baby, dream
And where is the edge of the electrified grid?
If all (rarified) biological life is industrialized, subsumed under capitalistic activity and subjugated to the presumed organizational intelligence of (man-made) machines, such that even the minimal maintenance required to support the luxurious condition of boredom -- unquantifiable hours of socially unnecessary existence -- is more 'productively' directed toward some form of energy consumption (shopping online, texting while walking, googling porn, candy crush); can such activity be constituted as intellectually (or fundamentally) remarkable?
Entombed in a culture of death -- dead pop, dead products, dead labor, dead idols, dead futures, dead representation -- do we anticipate anything less banal for the circumstances that might arise, after?
The works in this temporary exhibition linger on the romance of the threshold, and the potency of the dead-end.
With David Askevold, Genoveva Filipovic, Marie Karlberg, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Nour Mobarak, Alan Michael, Carissa Rodriguez
On view through May 15 by appointment