Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 West 21st Street
521 W 21st St, New York
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Walid Raad: Better be watching the clouds
May 18-Jun 30
The plates in Better be watching the clouds show pages from a book of flora native to the Middle East where the heads of political leaders involved in, or contemporary with, the Lebanese Civil War appear as efflorescences. Its brightly colored blossoms budding with black and white photos of politicians recall the history of political critique and photomontage by artists such as Hannah Hoch and John Heartfield.
Jun 02-Jun 30
Employing a variety of strategies from indirect critique to straightforward dissent, the eight artists in this exhibition explore themes of political discourse. Artists: Sophie Calle, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Wayne Gonzales, Hans Haacke, Peter Moore, Andres Serrano, Carey Young.