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Creative Destruction

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Photo: Alfredo Jaar, The Marx Lounge, 2010, Liverpool Biennial, UK, courtesy of the artist
Creative Destruction

512 West 19th Street
New York , NY 10011
May 24th, 2012 - June 16th, 2012
Opening: May 24th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.thekitchen.org
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chelsea
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212) 255-5793
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6
TAGS:  
conceptual
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Curated by denisse andrade, Liz Park, Tim Saltarelli, and Kristina Scepanski

Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

“Creative destruction” initially described the periodic crises that cleared the ground for the creation of new wealth. More recently, the term has been interpreted by finance capital as the ability to profit at the expense of the majority and their livelihoods. The exhibition reclaims the phrase in order to emphasize the potential to reconfigure and rebuild from pre-existing language for different political purposes. The artworks take aim at how these signs perpetuate a constructed yet naturalized state of inequality. Similar to many of the recent global protest movements, they collectively engage in a critical analysis of the existing socio-economic and ideological order. 

With works by Minerva Cuevas, Melanie Gilligan, Hans Haacke, Alfredo Jaar, Raqs Media Collective, Kerri Reid, SUPERFLEX, and Fred Wilson, among others.