SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2PM – 4PM & OCTOBER 12th, 2:30 – 4PM
Assist in Spanish language joke translation
Dillon de Give seeks bilingual Spanish/English speakers to explain the content of his video Comprensión de mi Colección de Chistes. These discussions will form an expanding commentary track on view, along with the video. If you are interested in participating, but cannot make the times above please email email@example.com. Especially sought are individuals with experience communicating in Mexico.
PROVE IT TO ME, currently on view at REVERSE and curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, is a group show featuring the work of Shane Aslan Selzer, Stephanie Diamond, Dillon de Give, Mark Menjivar, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Julia Sherman, and Mary Walling Blackburn.
Arguably the only thing that holds social practice art together as a genre is the fact that it takes place between people. It is an art-form that entails giving over meaning to subjects – to bodies, even – in all their impossible contradictions. While such projects are, as a result, incredibly complex matrices of intention and accident, they are often presented in exhibitions with still images that seem to claim: “Here is what happened. Here is a picture of the relation that is the artwork. Here is the proof that the we related to one another.”
PROVE IT TO ME presents the work of seven artists, loosely defined as making social practice artwork, who refuse an objective understanding of photography. Instead, they create projects that thicken the relationship between an image and the event it stands in for.
Community Food Mapping Workshop with Mark Menjivar on September 13th, 10am – 2pm.
Psychometric Readings offered by Stephanie Diamond on Sunday, September 21st, 2pm – 4pm, and Sunday, October 12th, 2pm – 4pm.