1. this monday RadioActive--a Homeland Discussion
2. about the Homeland Exhibition
3. wednesday 07.16.03--7:00pm--Guy Ben Meir +Mariano Wainsztein
1. Monday Night 07.07.03--7:30 pm--RadioActive--a Homeland Discussion
we would like to invite you to a Radio Active discussion at sixteenbeaver
on monday the 7th of July at 7:30
many of the curators and some of the artist will be present.
As a part of the Radio Active series, we've been interested in exploring
the intersections between cultural work and questions relating to the
current political climate.
2. about the Homeland Exhibition
This exhibition was organized by the 2002-03 Curatorial Fellows of the
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program: Craig Buckley,
Tanya Leighton, Sara Reisman, Emily Rothschild, and Nat Trotman.
An exhibition of works that critically examine the concept of homeland, as
it draws attention to the recent mobilization of the term as well as its
broader historical connotations. Participating artists are Ayreen Anastas,
Matthew Buckingham, Hans Haacke, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Jonathan
Horowitz, Institute for Applied Autonomy, Emily Jacir, Annette Lemieux,
Arnold Mesches, Nils Norman, Daniel Pflumm, Barbara Pollack, Michael
Rakowitz, Francesco Simeti, and Olav Westphalen.
As a form of response to the new rhetoric and legislation of this term,
Homeland brings together works made just prior to the 1991 Gulf War,
through September 11, and up to the recent invasion of Iraq by military
forces led by the United States and Great Britain. Together these works
raise questions about belonging and exile, and investigate the
relationships between nationalism and territory. In the process they draw
attention to shifting geopolitical spaces and the cultural contradictions
and differences that shape them.
The exhibition maintains that the conception of American homeland does not
stand isolated from others and suggests that the implications of its new
use are still unfolding. Drawing on the scope of the term itself, the
works presented in this exhibition question and further complicate the
notion of homeland at this time of war and increasing threats to civil
While some of the artists, like Ayreen Anastas and Emily Jacir, explicitly
comment on homeland as a term, others, such as Nils Norman and the
Institute for Applied Autonomy, discuss its manifestations in the spaces
of our daily lives. Still others work at the social systems that
articulate homeland, as when Annette Lemieux, Daniel Pflumm, and Francesco
Simeti appropriate news media images from sources like Life Magazine, CNN,
and The New York Times. Matthew Buckingham and Hans Haacke question
patriotism in the United States, through the history of Mt. Rushmore and
the contradictions of the first Gulf War, respectively. Jonathan Horowitz
and Olav Westphalen critique the privileged position of the popular and
corporate entities that drive American hegemony, and their figurative and
literal relationship to the federal government. Finally, Michael Rakowitz
and Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds focus on variable conceptions of the
public addressed by homeland, while Barbara Pollack and Arnold Mesches
situate the individual within homeland purview.
3. wednesday 07.16.03--7:00pm-- at 16 beaver:
Guy ben meir+mariano wainsztein
Video+Audio evening and discussion with the artists
stay tuned...more info next week....
How is 16 beaver run?
It runs like a bicycle. Satisfying, sensational and very special.