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“Prove it to me” Opening
Sep 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
“Prove it to me”, 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.
For more information about projects, curatorial essay and audio guide download, please visit the project website: www.proveittome.net