A Group Show Without Curation
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 8PM-11PM
ON VIEW: FEBRUARY 25TH, 7AM-7PM
LOCATION: 103 E. 17TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
Shoulder is a benefit art show at 103 E. 17th st, opening February 24th from 8pm to 11pm. Public viewing hours will be on February 25th from 7am to 7pm.
Curation is intended to interpret coherent narratives and commit to an objective archaeology, thus it is fundamentally vested in the interests of socially capitalized systems. We either choose to have a voice for ourselves or we choose to speak for ourselves. It is primarily circumstantial that we chose the latter.
SHOULDER is a cross-sectional display of contemporary realities, a representation of the impossibly large field of ambiguities that surround the understanding of making. These ambiguities take form through diverse material expositions, tied together in their yearning for access to the construction of social structures, realities, and perceptions.
The artists exhibiting in SHOULDER depict these ambiguities not only in traditional forms (sculpture, painting, textile, new media, performance, etc.), but also throughout the interstices between them. Here work is allowed to engage with political and sociological ideologies, expanding the examination of truth via consciousness.
Proceeds from sales will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.
Since March 2016, IRC teams working on the Greek mainland have provided 17,690 people with aid packages, 1,400 vulnerable refugees with one-to-one support, and 8 safe spaces providing tailored support and activities for vulnerable women and children. The following is quoted from the IRC website:
During the past two years, 1.3 million people fleeing conflict and persecution have traveled through Greece in search of safety and a better life in Europe. With the closure of the Balkan borders and the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement in March 2016, refugees can no longer continue their journeys.
Some 62,000 refugees fleeing violence are stranded in Greece. While some steps have been taken to move refugees to the Greek mainland, the islands remain dangerously overcrowded with many families sharing unheated tents as winter sets in.