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Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention
October 3, 2012 - December 15, 2012
Organized by Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a political or social issue. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. They are used by the participating artists as social agents—intervening in public space to expose an audience to new opportunities and alternative concepts. In a culture where visual noise is inescapable, printed matter provides an opportunity to pause, grasp, ruminate, and pass along. We use it to educate ourselves and others, to create a gash in a stagnant situation, articulate a new context, and imagine our society as it can and should be. Exhibition includes work by: Amy Balkin; AREA Chicago (Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Dave Pabelllon, Daniel Tucker, and Rebecca Zorach); Yevgeniy Fiks; Pablo Helguera; Marisa Jahn; Packard Jennings; Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden; Matt Kenyon with Doug Easterly; Steve Lambert; Lize Mogel with Mara Cherkasky, John Cloud, and Ryan Shepardt; Queerocracy and Carlos Motta; Occupied Newspapers (The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Times of London, The Occupied Oakland Tribune, Occupy Pittsburgh Now, and The Occupied Wall Street Journal); Sheryl Oring; Dread Scott; and Temporary Services with Tamms Year Ten and Sarah Ross.