Conceived as a visual essay woven from a multiplicity of stories, The Silence of Ordinary Things is a group exhibition broadly inspired by the work of The Mistake Room's 2015 Artist Honoree, Isaac Julien. The show unfolds as a series of focused snapshots composed through works that explore the dichotomy between the world of man and the natural environment; the presence and echoes of history in the now; the inherent nature of the political in the poetic; the representation of beauty and the body in the image; the impacts of the circulation of labor and capital in the digital age; and the revealing yet subtle qualities of the ordinary and the everyday. In a choreography of voices and positions, of affinities and frictions, The Silence of Ordinary Things presents a timely reflection on the poignant contradictions that define our current moment.
Participating Artists: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Edgar Arceneaux, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Sadie Barnette, Neil Beloufa, Ed Clark, William Cordova, Petra Cortright, Kenturah Davis, Marcel Dzama, Liz Glynn, Mario Garcia-Torres, Samara Golden, Sayre Gomez, David Hammons, Kenyatta AC Hinkle, JPW3, Isaac Julien, Glenn Kaino, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Lucia Koch, Samuel Levi Jones, Oscar Murilo, Jackie Nickerson, Eamon Ore-Giron, Neil Raitt, Fay Ray, Analia Saban, Aaron Sandnes, Eduardo Sarabia, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Vivian Suter, Henry Taylor, Diana Thater, Hank Willis Thomas, and Liat Yossifor.
The Silence of Ordinary Things is organized by The Mistake Room and curated by Cesar Garcia, TMR Director and Chief Curator, with Jamie Shi, TMR Special Projects Coordinator.
Special thanks to AC Hudgins; Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe; Anat Ebgi Gallery; Anonymous Donor; Blum & Poe; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; David Zwirner, New York/London; Francois Ghebaly Gallery; Gaga Gallery, Mexico City; Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo; Heather Harmon; Honor Fraser Gallery; Jack Shainman Gallery; Kayne Griffin Corcoran; Metro Pictures; Nancy Uyemura; Night Gallery; Papillion Art; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; Salon 94; Stefan Simchowitz; Sprüeth Magers; Susanne Vielmetter Projects; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Tilton Gallery, New York.
Photo Credit: Kelly Barrie. Copyright 2015. The Mistake Room Inc.