IT'S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID
MONDAY, JAN 23 2012, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
6PM - 8PM | OPENING RECEPTION
Official opening by Barbara Prammer, the President of the National Council of Austria, and with artists and curators.
(No reservations required.)
5PM - 6PM | ARTIST TALK
with Maureen Connor, artists Linda Bilda, Melanie Gilligan, Alicia Herrero, Olga Kopenkina, Alexandra Lerman, Dread Scott and curators Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. (tbc)
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present this international group exhibition, curated by the Austrian-American team of Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. The title derives from the slogan which in the early 1990s came to define then presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid”. It’s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together a group of artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to the current calamity, the artworks, which include videos, photographs, installations, and a commissioned site-specific wall mural, ask whether it is time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, by use of artistic means, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.
Artists: Linda BILDA, Zanny BEGG / Oliver RESSLER, Julia CHRISTENSEN, Yevgeniy FIKS / Olga KOPENKINA / Alexandra LERMAN, FLO6x8, Melanie GILLIGAN, Jan Peter HAMMER, Alicia HERRERO, INSTITUTE FOR WISHFUL THINKING, Isa ROSENBERGER, Dread SCOTT
[Image: Dread Scott, Still from Money to Burn (2010), Courtesy of the artist]