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Exhibition Opening: Vestigial Future

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artists: Amanda Nedham, Andrew LaFarge Hamill, Blake Hiltunen, Chris Papa, Hao Ni, Joeun Aatchim, Yi Xin Tong
Curator: Bochun Hsiao

Dates: February 17 – March 17, 2017
Opening: February 17, 2017, 6-9pm
Location: Gallery 456
Address: 456 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Contact: info@caacarts.org, 212-431-9740
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/182116852276529/
Web Page: http://www.caacarts.org

Exhibition Statement:
It is with uncertainty that we look inward and observe the most mysterious parts of ourselves; the physical vestiges of the humans we once were that serve as a reminder of our profound common ancestry. Something as animal as a tailbone and as menacing as an appendix are signs that we have always on a biological level aspired to adapt to our environment. In this current political climate we change our gaze to look outward at uncertainty, confront it, and wonder how we can better negotiate a landscape in flux and full of anxiety. Through diverse practices, the artists partaking in Vestigial Futures are choosing to respond to this zeitgeist through aggressive adaptation via imagined connections and psychic appendages. These supplemental parts manifest in object (and mixed media)-extensions that recognize a collective need to re-assess our bodies, and thus our agency, in the world. The sense of urgency that motivates this exhibition is magnified as we find ourselves increasingly disembodied, tethered to disposable electronic artifacts, carriers of our digital soul. Through creating contemporary artifacts these artists seek new ways of relating, gaining strength in connections as they break down social, political, and material hierarchies. We invite the audience to delve with us into the deep present in order to project our possible futures.
-Amanda Nedham

Artists’ Websites:
Amanda Nedham: amandanedham.com
Andrew LaFarge Hamill: alafargehamill.com
Blake Hiltunen: www.blakehiltunen.com
Hao Ni: haoishao.com
Yi Xin Tong: Tongyixin.com
Joeun Actchim: www.joeun-aatchim.com

Details

Date:
February 17, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Gallery 456
456 Broadway, 3rd Fl
New York, New York 10013

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