Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part I
Curated by Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects
October 15–December 15, 2017
This large group exhibition in one open 50,000 square-foot gallery, designed by Richard Meier, is the first in a series in which Bui encourages an ongoing curatorial platform—that can extend beyond this exhibition—to invoke contemporary, social, and political perspectives by working artists. The themes directly and indirectly address human rights and equality, immigration, foreign relations, the environment and climate change, among others. By providing dialogue by way of dynamic visual presentation, works of art become different lenses through which the contemporaneous conditions of our time are amplified by different viewing experiences.
Lyle Ashton Harris
Daniel Joseph Martinez
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Hank Willis Thomas
Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija
More to be announced
Lauren Bon, Artist Need to Create on the Same Scale that the Society has the Capacity to Destroy, 2017. Neon, 6 x 14.5 feet. This sign illuminates a quote by Sherrie Rabinowitz in 1984, which connects deeply to the formation of the Metabolic Studio. © 2017, Metabolic Studio LLC.