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Fellow Travelers

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Fellow Travelers
Curated by: Katherine Rochester

291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
September 7th - October 21st
Opening: September 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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11am-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays
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FREE

DESCRIPTION

Fellow Travelers is an exhibition that initiates an encounter between people displaced by the deterioration of neo-liberal policies around the world. At their most optimistic, these policies generated a vision of scientific progress symbolized by the race for space. The exhibition explores the legacy of these utopic spaces through the lens of artworks that respond to and originate from the mass migration of people around the world. While both NASA and the Soviet space program considered space a terrain ripe for ideological expansion, artists reimagined these paradigms to create utopic solutions for oppressed communities. While some projects posit travel as a gesture of resistance, others explore the refusal to leave as a form of protest. Sometimes, imagining utopia in space betrays bitter cynicism about ever finding a sense of belonging on earth. From Afronauts to Cosmonauts, Fellow Travelers affirms that art is a tool for testing limits, crossing boundaries, and providing a platform for voices of dissent.
 


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