Found Art (India St + Franklin St) Unmonumenal 778
Video and multiples from the unmonumental series (2008-2013) will be included in:
Memphis Social is an exhibition and performance event that hopes to broaden the definitions of a socially engaged art happening. An unmonumental book with an essay by Tom McGlynn will be made available to print on demand. Several unmomunental multiples will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.
More information to come.
is an exhibition and performance event that hopes to broaden the
definitions of a socially engaged art happening. Memphis is a place that
becomes universal in its specifics. The wider world knows the
importance of Memphis as the birthplace of the Blues, yet, locally the
blues still live there. It's being the location of Martin Luther King's
assassination is important to the wider public, but, locally, the
struggle for racial and class equality still continues. Such specifics
of time and tide that comprise a
place like Memphis get freighted downriver and into common knowledge,
until the city itself becomes a larger, more universal metaphor, like
Woodstock or Gettysburg, Waterloo or Bethlehem.
Memphis Social is not ostensibly about Memphis, but the city as a determined social environment plays a big part in providing a rich ground for some of the social/aesthetic directions in the exhibition. Through specifically oriented performances and artwork, Memphis Social will not attempt to recreate "the city" or re-enact "the social" but will deeply consider the idea that different interpretations of society still exist, in both specific and universal ways.
On view through May 18th at multiple sites in Memphis, Tennessee: The Hyde Gallery at the Memphis College of Art, The Cotton Museum, Marshall Arts, Crosstown Arts, and Caritas Village Community Center.
Featuring work and projects by over 50 artists including:
Kara Walker, Doug Ashford, Greely Myatt, Virginia Overton, Tracey Moffatt, Chris Miner, William Pope L, Joe Fyfe, Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Aviva Rahmani, David Sanchez- Burr, Tim Rollins, Kara Rooney, Jack Robinson, Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight, Lester Merriweather, Stewart Home, Alex Dipple, Dwayne Butcher, Haley Morris-Cafiero, David Sandlin, Bullet Space NYC, U-Dig Dance Company, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, William Eggleston, Joshua Azzarella, Laura Napier, Merry Alpern, Elizabeth Dorbad, Richard Kern, Andrew Castrucci, Susan Brueghel, Alexandra Rojas, Terri Jones, Rob Van der Schoor, Eric Knoote, Jelle Kampen, Alexandra Kostrubula, Closet Gallery Stockholm, Bachrun LoMele, Jessica Lund, Matthew Garrison, Erin Jennings, Babette Shaw, Brendan Carroll, Michelle Doll, Terri Phillips, Joy Garnett, Lisa Dahl, Glen Garver, Mitch Epstein, Sheila Ross, Laura Ten Eyck, Norma Markely, Taylor Martin, Walter Sipser, Anton van Dalen, Quimetta Perle, Scott Lawrence, Gunars Prande, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Leo Fitzpatrick, Will Boone, John Farris, Mike Cockrill, Melvin Way, Rev. Howard Finster, Earnestine Jenkins, Max (Buck) Henri….
Friday, May 10
12--8pm: South Main and Union Avenue art installations on view
5-8 pm: Grand Opening, Hyde Gallery at Nesin Graduate School, Memphis College of Art
Saturday, May 11
5-7 pm: Exhibition and reception at Marshall Arts
8-10 pm: U-Dig Dance Company Jookin' dance off and reception at Caritas Village
Sunday, May 12
4-6 pm: Drumline and band presentation at Crosstown Arts
More info: Beautiful Fields; Memphis Social page on Facebook. A Franchise Program winning exhibition. Learn more about the Franchise.