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Shifting Coordinates Opening Reception
September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pmFree and open to the public
You’re invited to join us for an opening reception in celebration of 21c Cincinnati’s newest exhibition, Shifting Coordinates, with opening remarks by 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites and FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore. Complimentary light bites and cash bar provided by Metropole. FotoFocus maps and catalogues will be available at the event.
About the exhibition
Globalism, an international economic and political movement, is made possible through technological advancements in travel and communications, shrinking the world’s geography and minimizing cultural differences. One result is an increased awareness of the randomness of distinct cultural differences–in terms of race, gender, and age–and the social laws governing individual identity. Incessantly projected and perceived on screens–phone, tablet, computer–the self is becoming increasingly fluid and fractured. Photography, experiencing its own shifts in behavior and identity through digital advancements of the past few decades, mirrors and abets globalism’s leveling hand by both documenting specific peoples and places and submitting them to the great charnel house of the internet, where context and image integrity are continually obliterated.
Co-curated by Kevin Moore and Alice Gray Stites, Shifting Coordinates presents works by international artists that blur the boundaries between race, gender, age, location, and time in photographic representations of identity and the environment. Featured artists include Slater Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Elena Dorfman, Elmgreen & Dragset, Pierre Gonnord, Pieter Hugo, Erwin Olaf, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen, and Mickalene Thomas.
Image: Sebastiaan Bremer (Dutch), Little Leda and the Swan, 2011. Unique hand-painted chromogenic print, mixed media.