February 28 – March 6, 2017

SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

Participating Artists: Morgan Blair, Cooper Holoweski, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Alissa D. Polan, and Rives Wiley

Co-curated with Alissa D. Polan

In the digital age, we find ourselves multiplied, our identities replicated, altered, circulated, and distributed across multiple platforms and digital spaces. Presented as part of SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2017, FAILED EVOLUTION explores the new ways of being, seeing, and interacting that emerge from this proliferation of self-presentation.

Rather than revealing our true selves, these perpetual rearticulations extend identity to its breaking point. Constant updates, meant to represent progress and vitality, threaten to create selves that are depleted, rather than fulfilled. Duplicity becomes intrinsic to our daily existence, as we thrive off of our ability to shape the experience of ourselves for increasingly disparate audiences. Working in video, collage, and painting, the artists in FAILED EVOLUTION draw on the aesthetics, linguistic habits, and ways of seeing that are tied to these new experiences of the fractured self.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform which uses underused historic New York City spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. The sixth annual fair, which is organized around the theme BLACK MIRROR will be held from February 28th – March 6th, 2017 on the 22nd and 23rd floor of 4 Times Square.

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Exhibition Images
All images (c) SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Photo by Samuel Morgan Photography