Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery - John Jay College
860 11th Ave, New York
Monday to Friday, 1 to 5PM
Feb 02-Mar 31
The architecture and art of the urban space can be used to control the lives of its inhabitants they can restrain their movements and install hierarchies beneficial to those in power. The eleven artists in Politicizing Space critique and subvert these purportedly aesthetic and artistic gestures by reinterpreting the symbolic mechanisms of control. Also under consideration is the age-old question of the balance of power between the art object and the viewer and the inherent competition for the domination of the given locale.