Take What You Can’t Get
Nov 18 – Dec 31, 2020
A site specific and virtual exhibition curated by Christina Freeman
Inspired by the role of artists as imaginators, and agitators, from the 1930s to the present day, Take What You Can’t Get embraces our current moment of multilayered crisis (economic, racial justice, leadership, health) as an opportunity for artists to actively imagine a more desirable future. The exhibition’s title addresses pre-existing art world expectations of austerity and extreme inequality – that artists and art workers must take what they can get. The four projects, by three collectives and one artist, respond to the following questions: What do artists and art workers need now? What does our NYC community need now (and how can artists help)? What should we demand of our institutions – art or government? What does a more beautiful future look like? Projects take place both on-line and in New York City throughout the duration of the exhibition.