These assemblages showcase art’s power and, poignantly its limitations, to effect material transformations.
On April 26, Martha Wilson will bring together a slew of artist-activists for a teach-in.
In an interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, s/he attempts to define intersectionality and its tenuous position in the art world.
Opening at the 8th Floor, The Intersectional Self considers how an awareness of fluid identities has affected our traditional understanding of gender roles.
Overall, the work in Enacting Stillness suggests that, contrary to some of the grander claims made about art’s political efficacy, most art intervenes in the world in a more limited, but no less essential, way.
In the small foyer of the 8th Floor gallery, a video shows artist Carmen Papalia with a bullhorn in place of a cane — Papalia, who is blind, beckons those who pass him as he strolls the sidewalk of a busy Vancouver street, making a public declaration of his need to cross.