Kyle Dancewicz

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PublisherSculpture Center2020
Art has served belief for a very long time. In the wake of a vast historical trove of devotional objects, religious subject matter, pseudo-religious spectatorship, and trompe-l’oeil trickery, a broad swath of recent art based in trust, tenuous faith, or the suspension of disbelief fans out. Near the end of the last century, photo-documents asked viewers to believe that some of conceptual art’s most important gestures actually happened, while in the last twenty to thirty years works of autofiction, parafiction, and straight-up fiction have exploited our own skepticism and naivete by intentionally introducing the unbelievable into the realm of the ...
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PublisherSculpture Center2019
Searching the Sky for Rain came out of a series of conversations over the past decade with artists, thinkers, and colleagues on questions around representation and abstraction, identity and identification, inclusion and exclusion, visibility and non-visibility. The language used to discuss the exhibition deliberately rejected the terminology usually used by institutions to address social positions and particularities. The exhibition brings together works by artists who disregard the ways in which the art industry regulates, classifies, compartmentalizes, and essentializes difference into sanctioned categories. This multicultural “appropriation/misappropriation” is, according to Gloria Anzaldúa, “an attempt to control difference by allocating it to bordered-off ...

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