Cured by Lorelei Stewart with the contributions of Ionit Behar and Pinar Uner Yilmaz
Artists: Lara Almarcegui, Guy Ben Ner, Ramiro Gomez, Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross, Alevtina Kakhidze, The Beehive Design Collective.
Economic globalization has more closely integrated local, national, and regional economies across the world creating greater interdependence; intensified movement of goods, services, capital, and persons; and changes within and upon many kinds of locations and spaces. Here, There, Everywhere is a group exhibition focused on the spatial configurations of economics and their related effects. The artworks in the show address the globally networked and the locally specific, physically and conceptually, with examinations that range from transformations of specific locales to movements across locations.
Lara Almarcegui works at the boundary between urban regeneration and decay. She researches and studies the transitional spaces where urban and natural orders meet. Guy Ben Ner’s videos give shape to a life of wandering—between international destinations and personal relationships, success in the art world and resisting the same. The artwork by Ramiro Gomez often probes the invisibility of the working class in the images of luxury that overload the media and the world around us. Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross apply a regional lens to think more expansively about the disparate geographies that might exist within the space of one small town or across continents and oceans. Alevtina Kakhidze’s projects question value, desire, and materialism through an autobiographical lens.
Here, There, Everywhere is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions that explore shifts in industry and work, how and where economic exchange takes place, new models for sustainable economies, employment-driven migration, and relationships between place, work, and economic viability. A key component of this series is community involvement. Developed through partnerships with community organizations, labor unions, and artists, the relationships and dialogues with these groups will help guide forthcoming exhibitions and events.
A supplement to Here, There, Everywhere, the Standard of Living Reading Room includes texts and resources that explore the legacies of industry, immaterial labor, service work, invisible labor and more, articulating a variety of responses to the relationships between labor, economy, and politics.
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