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"Things Fall Apart," Curated by Joy Garnett & Artists' Talk @ Winkleman Gallery

reblogged via edward_winkleman:Thursday, January 15, 2009
"Things Fall Apart," Curated by Joy Garnett & Artists' Talk @ Winkleman Gallery
Things Fall Apart
A Group Exhibition curated by Joy Garnett
January 16 - February 21, 2009
Opens January 16 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Featuring work by
Stephen Andrews
Paul Chan + The Front
Mounir Fatmi
Yevgeniy Fiks
Joy Garnett
Susan Hefuna
Christopher Lowry Johnson
Carlos Motta
Renata Poljak
Susan Silas

Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Things Fall Apart, a group exhibition curated by Joy Garnett.
January 16 - February 21, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 6-8pm.

Things Fall Apart takes its title from a line in a well-known poem by William Butler Yeats1 that warns of ominous forces unleashed in the political vacuum following World War I. The poem reverberates in twentieth and twenty first century literature and culture, from Chinua Achebe's eponymous novel2 about African societies giving way under colonialism, to Joan Didion's collection of essays on California in the 1960s3, to Oliver Stone's Nixon. Allusions to the poem regularly color news items, notably The Economist's cover story after the U.S. market collapse, and New York Times articles covering the failed war in Iraq, the increasing dysfunction of the U.S. right wing political axis, and the spread of the current economic crisis to global markets.

If Yeats' poetic imagery and its subsequent iterations seethe with foreboding and even despair, by contrast, the international group of artists presented in Things Fall Apart mark precipitous global power shifts in their work while positing the darkest moments-when things fall apart-as salient points of departure for change.


Gallery Talk by Paul Chan + The Front @ Winkleman Gallery, Saturday Jan. 17, 1pm

Please join us for an informal gallery talk by Paul Chan and several members of The Front who are visiting New York from New Orleans on Saturday, January 17, at 1pm (the day after the opening of the "Things Fall Apart" exhibition). They will talk about how The Front was formed, its mission, its members, and the transformation in the NOLA art scene over the past few years.

The 14 artists who form The Front are Kyle Bravo, Andrea Ferguson, Rachel Jones, Morgana King, Jenny Le Blanc, Michelle Levine, Jennifer Odem, Stephanie Patton, Julie Pieri, Claire Rau, Jeff Rinehart, Megan Roniger, Natalie Sciortino and Jonathan Traviesa.

The Front is located at 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117. More info:


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