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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

NEW YORK |Before hours visit to the Ford Foundation Gallery + Curatorial Walk-through of "Perilous Bodies"

Start Date: 4/24/2019 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/24/2019 10:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Ford Foundation Gallery

320 E 43rd St
New York, NY  United States  10017

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


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Join ArtTable NY for curatorial walk through of Perilous Bodies, the inaugural exhibition at the Ford Foundation Gallery, with curators Natasha Becker and Jaishri Abichandani.

The trilogy of exhibitions in the gallery's inaugural year offer varied interpretations on the theme of Utopian Imagination. The exhibitions bring together a diverse group of international artists who draw on craft, activism, data visualization, and agitprop to point the way to a more just future.

Perilous Bodies, the first exhibition in the series, includes photography, sculpture, video, installation, and performance by artists using their own cultural traditions to address oppression. Exploring societal violence fueled by xenophobia, racism, class, and gender inequality, these  artworks make powerful statements about ideas and realities we are quick to turn away from: black bodies, refugee camps, the detritus of borderlands, broken earth. Through these works, the artists seek to transform a world in peril into one we all want to live in.

Natasha Becker is an independent curator and the co-founder of Assembly Room -a new platform for independent women curators in New York City. She was formerly Senior Curator at the Goodman Gallery in South Africa and before that, the Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Born in South Africa, she has spent the past sixteen years living and working between Africa and America. Currently, she is co-curating a trilogy of exhibitions at the new Ford Foundation Art Gallery in New York.     

Jaishri Abichandani is a Brooklyn based artist and curator.She received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, founding the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective,
http://www.sawcc.org, in New York and London. Jaishri served as the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects at the Queens Museum. More recently, Abichandani engineered a collaboration between the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Asia Society and the Queens Museum to organize a national convening and the exhibition “Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions.”

Thank you to Natasha Becker for coordinating this visit.

Image: Installation view Perilous Bodies (March 5 - May 11, 2019). Photo: Sebastian Bach
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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