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Fine Arts Faculty Sammy Cucher and Anthony Aziz in group show at P.P.O.W.

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Visual Notes for an Upside-Down World
curated by Jack McGrathJune 29 – August 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June. 29, 6-8pm
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Aziz + Cucher
“Aporia,” 2017
Jacquard Tapestry
122″ x 74″

Visual Notes for an Upside-Down World is a group exhibition featuring works by a range of historical, established, and emerging artists. Since antiquity at least, the notion of “the world on its head” has communicated a sense of extreme crisis or carnivalesque aberration. In an inverted world, normal order is upended. Hierarchies are reversed. Opposites trade places. Values shift. Like a demonstrator waving an upside-down flag, artists frequently invoke this trope to express dissent—a visual sign of protest in unjust times.

Artists include:

Carlos Motta
Aziz + Cucher
Louise Bourgeois
Hans Haacke
Mona Hatoum
Martha Rosler
Man Ray
Adam Putnam
Martha Wilson
Rachel Whiteread
Carolee Schneeman
and others.
The group show represents a range of Parsons faculty past and present, including current Faculty Sammy Cucher and Anthony Aziz (Aziz + Cucher), Parsons AMT Part-Time Faculty Carlos Motta and Adam Putnam, and Jack McGrath, who previously taught in MFA Fine Arts.
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