In both form and content, Sadie Benning’s works often suggest how indeterminacy or inscrutability can take on a political dimension or an active quality. More generally, in many different contexts, ambiguity becomes a concept to contend with, whether as something to embrace, challenge, or question. A number of artists and writers have been invited to send in short written responses to these ideas. Their replies are also joined by selected excerpts from other books, essays, and poems.
A performative reading of these varied texts in the gallery space stages a polyphony of sorts, with different voices rising up within the exhibition.
New contributions by Alex Chitty, David Getsy, Matthew Goulish, Sara Magenheimer, Jesse Malmed, Jennifer Reeder, Steve Reinke, and others. Additional participants coming soon.
More information at http://renaissancesociety.org/events/1159/ambiguity-forum/
Image credit: Sadie Benning, Shared Eye #35, Sequence 10, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Chris Austin.