Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility

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The Whitney Museum Independent Study program annual show. The work of CPS Affiliate Kamal Aljafari will be displayed.

Curated by Jennifer Burris, Sofia Olascoaga, Sadia Shirazi, and Gaia Tedone Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Taking the term foreclosure as a point of departure, this group exhibition examines processes of exclusion by which certain narratives and forms of subjectivity are privileged over others. Cutting across the psychic and the spatial, discourse and the documentary, this show investigates a sense of crisis, precariousness, and systemic collapse in the contemporary moment. Ranging from photography and film to performance, the artworks challenge the politically paralyzing rhetoric of crisis and explore possibilities for alternative practices within everyday experience. The ideas and questions put forth by this exhibition will be actively interrogated through a series of public platforms, events, and working sessions.

With works by Kamal Aljafari, Yto Barrada, Tania Bruguera, Claude Closky, Harun Farocki, Allan Sekula, and David Shrigley among others.

Exhibition Hours: Tues-Fri, 12-6 pm; Sat 11-6 pm FREE

Support for the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program is provided by Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa, The Capital Group Charitable Foundation, the Whitney Contemporaries through their annual Art Party benefit, the Easton Foundation, the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Edward and Sally Van Lier Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Endowment support is provided by Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo, the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and George S. Harris.

May 20 - June 11
Opening reception: Friday, May 20, 5:00-8:00pm