Responding to the rapid, often violent transformations of the 21st century, contemporary artists have displayed a growing desire to activate art’s documentary capacity: its ability to bear witness to events in the world.
This innovative project proposes an alternative model to the standard contemporary art biennial, aiming to recognize the talent and unique expression that is present within many communities. At the same time, the openness of this model is intended to reflect upon the often exclusionary and insular nature of contemporary art.
Despite all that has changed since sexual and social identity became a hot-button topic in art production and discourse throughout the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, one American stereotype still remains particularly entrenched: that of the male athlete.
Curated by Christopher Bedford
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.
Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab, Magalí Arriola, Ruth Auerbach, Lars Bang Larsen, Zoe Butt, Yane Calovski, Amy Cheng, Ana Paula Cohen, Joselina Cruz, Sergio Edelsztein, Charles Esche, Lauri Firstenberg, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Julieta González, Anthony Huberman, Mami Kataoka, Constance M Lewallen, Lu Jie, Raimundas Malasauskas, Francesco Manacorda, Chus Martínez, Viktor Misiano, David Moos, Deeksha Nath, Simon Njami, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jack Persekian, José Roca, Bisi Silva, Franklin Sirmans, Kathryn Smith, Susan Sollins, Mirjam Varadinis, WHW, Weng Choy Lee
Slightly Unbalanced features work that deals with a range of psychological tendencies, including anxiety, obsessive behavior, depression and narcissism. The artists question what constitutes normalcy, and what qualifies as neurosis, a slippery and suggestive endeavor.
Curated by Susan Hapgood