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apexart :: How to Travel in Time :: S.I. Rosenbaum
apexart - NYC
How to Travel in Time

organized by S.I. Rosenbaum

November 8 - December 22, 2018

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 7, 6-8 pm

Featuring work by:
Morehshin Allahyari
Lee Brogan
Hector Ferriero
Nicholas Galanin
Gideon Rubin
Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind

An Open Call exhibition

Morehshin Allahyari, Material Speculation: Ebu, 2015 (detail)

The idea of traveling in time to alter or salvage the past is one of the few narrative motifs that seems to appear in human cultures only after the 1800s, without direct precedent in legends, scripture, drama, or poetry previous to that era. Emerging first as a Western science fiction literary concept, time travel comes closest to reality in works of art: objects and images drawn from an imagined past or alternative timeline and made actual, visible, tangible, in the present. This exhibition will feature artists who, in one way or another, attempt acts of temporal recovery. Many of these artists, not coincidentally, are members of diasporic, displaced and/or Indigenous communities -- communities for whom the apocalypse has already occurred, and for whom time travel has become imperative to survival.

S.I. Rosenbaum is an Ashkenazi journalist and artist born in Boston and living in Queens.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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