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Fellow Travelers
Exhibition Opening - NYC
Fellow Travelers Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Fellow Travelers, organized by Katherine Rochester, is an apexart Unsolicited Exhibition.

Featuring work by: Halil Altindere, Lou Cantor, Amen Feizabadi, Azin Feizabadi, Soda_Jerk, Sun Ra, Ionel Talpazan

This event is free and open to the public.

Fellow Travelers is an exhibition that initiates an encounter between people displaced by the deterioration of neo-liberal policies around the world. At their most optimistic, these policies generated a vision of scientific progress symbolized by the race for space. The exhibition explores the legacy of these utopic spaces through the lens of artworks that respond to and originate from the mass migration of people around the world. While both NASA and the Soviet space program considered space a terrain ripe for ideological expansion, artists reimagined these paradigms to create utopic solutions for oppressed communities. While some projects posit travel as a gesture of resistance, others explore the refusal to leave as a form of protest. Sometimes, imagining utopia in space betrays bitter cynicism about ever finding a sense of belonging on earth. From Afronauts to Cosmonauts, Fellow Travelers affirms that art is a tool for testing limits, crossing boundaries, and providing a platform for voices of dissent.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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