MADE IN THE USA

The Sameness In Us by Juri Morioka


Curated by David Gibson

The Educational Alliance
197 East Broadway, New York

[One block East of where Canal and Essex Streets meet]

September 18-November 23, 2007

Shelly Bahl (Canada/India) Ula Einstein (Switzerland)
Nancy Friedemann (Colombia) Tine Kindermann (Germany)
Chang-jin Lee (Korea) Juri Morioka (Japan) Hannes Priesch (Austria)
Flavia Souza (Brazil) Yona Verwer (Netherlands)

The ‘USA’ of the title is a more rarified territory than one might think. Its area is measured in blocks, not square miles. But more than that, it is measured by the variety of nationalities that make residence here, and the tradition, however altered in recent years, of emigration. This exhibition explores the nature of idiosyncrasy in consideration of ideological and cultural definitions of identity. Who is the individual and how do many disparate entities become a single community? -- How does that community come to embody a meaningful representation of America? -- How do current events on both the local and global stage either affirm or challenge the values which such idiosyncratic entities actively will into existence? These are some of the questions posed by this exhibition, and perhaps answered by a thoughtful consideration of its works on view.


INSTALLATION IMAGES:
Yona Verwer


Yona Verwer


Juri Morioka

Juri Morioka



Ula Einstein



Ula Einstein



Ula Einstein



Hannes Priesch


Hannes Priesch




Chang-jin Lee


Nancy Friedemann



Nancy Friedemann



Nancy Friedemann



Flavia Souza



Flavia Souza




Comments

Ana Pimentel said…
David Gibson, Congratulations four your curatorie.

Best regards,
Ana Pimentel



- I’m a Portuguese Plastic Artist who lives and works in the Porto City (Portugal)