TAKE WHAT YOU CAN'T GET
A site specific and virtual exhibition
November 18 - December 31, 2020
Projects by Artcodex, Francheska Alcántara, Strategic Transparency Collective, and The Illuminator.
Inspired by the role of artists as imaginators and agitators from the 1930s to the present day, Take What You Can't Get embraces our current moment of multilayered crisis (economic, racial justice, leadership, health) as an opportunity for artists to actively imagine a more desirable future. The exhibition’s title addresses pre-existing artworld expectations of austerity and extreme inequality - that artists and art workers must take what they can get. The four projects, by three collectives and one artist, respond to the following questions: What do artists and art workers need now? What does our NYC community need now (and how can artists help)? What should we demand of our institutions - art or government? What does a more beautiful future look like?
Projects take place both on-line and in New York City throughout the duration of the exhibition. Curated by Christina Freeman.
On December 3, 2020 at 7:00pm EST Christina Freeman will moderate a panel among Shawn Escarciga, Alicia Grullón, and Antonio Serna entitled “Fostering a Healthy Art World Ecosystem.” RSVP through Eventbrite for Zoom link. Details will be posted on https://www.abcnorio.org/take.
An exhibition publication by Magali Duzant will creatively archive works from the exhibition along with conversations from the panel discussion.
Exhibition funded in part by the New York State Council on Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.