A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil)
March 24 - May 7, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6 - 8 pm
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor
Artists: Chloë Bass and George Scheer, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Núria Güell, Avelino Sala, Joaquín Segura, and Manuela Viera-Gallo
Curated by: Blanca de la Torre
A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) exists along a fault-line of shaky utopian dreams. Rising from anxieties caused by the perpetual possibility of societal disaster, the show reflects on a past and present connected through turmoil. These artists employ poeticized tactics of disruption to draw out hypocrisies within dominant sociopolitical systems, and undermine the tight grip of political dogma. Active agents in their local communities, while contributing to essential international discourse, the artists are in dialogue with each other as they present previous work alongside work created for the exhibition. Through sculpture, installation, performance and intervention, A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) evokes a space to imagine versions of the world yet unattained.
This exhibition was made possible through support from the Accion Cultural Espanola Programme AC/E for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Production support was provided to Manuela Viera-Gallo by Court Square Studios.
Mon, Mar 21, 7 PM: A Town Hall Meeting with Joaquín Segura & Raúl Zamudio, presented by WhiteBox
Wed, Mar 23, 7 PM: A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) panel discussion, presented by WhiteBox
Thu, March 24, 6 - 8 PM: A Certain Urge (Towards Turmoil) opening reception