Artists have often worked with children in the context of education, or made work for them as a particular audience. However, more recently children have been employed as symbolic entities, dramatizing the difference between adult behaviors and biases and those less-defined zones of childhood. In these characterizations children often perform (or are asked to perform) as adults, making visible—through contrast—the expectations and normative assumptions of modern life. These works remind the viewer of their complicity in the perpetuation of the "adult world" and invite a recollection and reconnection to their own impressionable years, both as a conceptual space of aesthetic abstraction (as memories mix truth and fantasy), and to identify children as political subjects.
Special extended hours: March 6th 5-9pm and following 2 Saturdays & Sundays: March 9,10,16,17 12-5pm
Introducing the 24 Hour Exhibition
A new format at KADIST: the 24 hour exhibition brings together the exhibition and event, combining the live screenings, performances and conversations that we've become known for with several artworks installed in all three of our spaces. After the 4 hour long Wednesday event, we'll keep the work on view for the following two weekends, with gallery hours from 12 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday, for a total of 24 hours.