8. February 2016
HANDWERKER GALLERY, ITHACA
“While utopian or dystopian stories or images typically imagine societies separated from us in space (the island or enclave) or time (the future), these fictions invite us to make comparisons to our own world. The flaws and nascent possibilities that we are blind to in our own time and place become visible when projected onto another one. Similarly, the utopian gestures or critiques found in these artworks from Finland offer us opportunities to reflect on our own utopian aspirations. The photographs, films, performances, and installations in the exhibition explore the porous boundaries between utopia and dystopia.”
Curator: Paul Wilson
Participating artists: IC-98, Otto Karvonen, Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Nina Katchadourian, Pilvi Takala, and Tärähtäneet ämmät/Nutty Tarts.