MFA Fine Arts Exhibition “05181046324143141713 (a game)”

05181046324143141713 (a game)

Dates: Feb 11 – Feb 21, 2020

Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Feb 11, 2020

Venue: 25E Gallery, Parsons Fine Arts, 25 E 13th Street, 5th floor New York

“The arena, the card-table, the magic circle, the temple, the stage, the screen, the tennis court, the court of justice, etc. are all in form and function playgrounds, i.e. forbidden spots, isolated, hedged, round, hallowed, within which special rules obtain. Inside the play-ground, an absolute and peculiar order reigns” –  Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens (Man the Player).
In “05181046324143141713 (a game)”, 10 artists indulge in the act of ‘playing’; the results of which nudge them towards the creation of a new work of art. With the help of set rules, player participation and surprise elements from the game, each artist finds themselves with prompts for a size, medium, date, weight and a word associated with childhood or the act of playing. Artists choose to work with all, some or none of their prompts. Thereon, nothing is predictable. Play turns to seriousness and seriousness turns to play.
Curated by Karen Dias and Sixing Xu
Artists include Tania Zaidi, Maryam Alameri, Java Jones, Sixing Xu, jess saldaña, Zoe Fitzpatrick, Lipika Bhargava, Karen Dias, Jie Shao, Akofa Norman