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  • Between Critique and Absorption artwork
  • Between Critique and Absorption artwork
  • Between Critique and Absorption artwork

Between Critique and Absorption

Jan. 22 - May 18, 2014


Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture

The six contemporary artists included in this exhibition—Kota Ezawa, Gabriel Kuri, Josephine Meckseper, Kaz Oshiro, Dan Peterman, and Shinique Smith—employ a range of visual and conceptual strategies to interrogate consumerism. The works on display explore various facets of commerce and exchange: they draw attention to the labor that generates goods for sale and the global networks created for commodity distribution; examine the social systems constructed to support consumer behaviors; address notions of value, specifically the disconnect between our inflated desire to own things and the ease and frequency of product disposal; and highlight the myriad ways the public is seduced by an economic structure that begets insatiable buying.


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