Lauren Bon

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
Glass Gallery 

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.

Participating artists
Shoja Azari
Huma Bhabha
Lauren Bon
Francis Cape
Mel Chin
Mark Dion
Sam Durant
Hans Haacke
Lyle Ashton Harris
Dana Hoey
Jenny Holzer
Alfredo Jaar
Deborah Kass
Eugene Lemay
Maya Lin
Mary Lucier
Daniel Joseph Martinez
Donald Moffett
Shirin Neshat
Roxy Paine
Adam Pendleton
Alexis Rockman
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Clifford Ross
Will Ryman
Hank Willis Thomas
Tomas Vu & Rirkrit Tiravanija
Nari Ward
Diana Wege

More to be announced

Press Release

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.