Bad Moon Rising

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Bad Moon Rising

1234 Main Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
January 16th, 2009 - February 28th, 2009
Opening: January 16th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United States
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, conceptual


The traveling group exhibition Bad Moon Rising exposes some of the dark sides of the world’s self-proclaimed greatest nation: the United States of America. With the election of a new president in November 2008, people are optimistic about the future of the USA’s national and international politics, economy and warfare. Nevertheless, the country’s continual increase in unemployment, poverty, the financial downfall, expensive and unreliable health care, equal rights and overpriced education are problems that are yet to be resolved. Although the mantra-esque “Yes, We Can” encourages us to believe in a better future, we cannot start dreaming. Offensive, annoying, naughty and whimsical, Bad Moon Rising 3 helps to reminds us of some of the most disturbing facts of the USA’s past and present. Through a selection of artworks, artifacts and a-historical references, major themes such as politics, religion, society, family, war and the media are disturbingly portrayed, casting a dark shadow over the USA’s promised ideologies of freedom and prosperity. - Juan William Chavez