The show introduces artists and artist groups who resist authoritarian powers in their countries, who take to the streets, who participate in the social negotiation process and who call attention to threats and in turn provoke them. What political and artistic restrictions do they face? Where have there been cases of exertion of political influence and censorship? Where have artists endangered themselves? How and with whom do the artists feel solidarity? Who is in solidarity with them? Which prescriptions can art offer for regaining one’s own agency? Is it time for art to be … to again be … to become political? Or is it just too late? Is escape an alternative? Escape to where or into what? Ultimately, this project wants to animate people to recognize their own agency, to speak instead of remaining silent and to seek dialogue instead of confrontation.
Participants artists: Makoto Aida, Ines Doujak, Işıl Eğrikavuk, INDECLINE, Eugenio Merino, Csaba Nemes, Tools for Action, Wen Yau
Born in 1975 in Spain, Eugenio Merino graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid. His first U.S. museum show was held at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art (Houston) in October 2015. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and has participated in a variety of art fairs, including Volta NY, Volta Basel, ARCO (Madrid), Art Brussels, FIAC (Paris), Armory Show, Arte Fiera (Bologna), Art BO (Bogota), MACO (Mexico), Art Wynwood (Miami) and has exhibited in the MOCA Museum of Taipei and the B.P.S.22 in Charleroi (Belgium). Eugenio Merino lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
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