Contentious Conundrums

The Ethics and Ecology of Arresting Images

Monday, June 4–Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012
Reception and Gallery Talk: 5-7pm

@ Macy Gallery
Columbia University, Teacher’s College
525 West 120 Street
Macy Hall 444
New York, New York

This exhibition will show artwork with difficult and compelling subjects by a selection of artists and examine through their work the educational potential of interpretive inquiry through a curator’s gaze. Issues explored in the exhibit will include insider-outsider perspectives and contesting ways of seeing and being seen with respect to political, ethnic, national, gender, sexual, and professional identities. The exhibit will be accompanied by a performative event in which artists and curator will thematically dialogue with words and images about objects exhibited and processes explored in the making of the work, discursively addressing the interpretive dilemmas evoked by the works in an educational context.

Featuring works by Indrani Ashe, Marcy Chevali, Tara Kelton, Sadia Salim, Katayoun Vaziri, and Naomi R. Safran-Hon.

Curated by Razia Sadik and organized in collaboration with SAWCC.