The exhibition includes both established and emerging artists. Within the traditional relationship between the artist and institutional power often lies an inherent tension, but the present political climate ups the ante. In response, artists let loose, conceptualizing strategies in all media. The exhibition is not only about what is happening in America, but intersects with what artists are doing in other parts of the world.
The works address hot button issues: war, feminism, race, climate change, refugees, inequality, technophobia, and most recently, abuse of power. As you would expect, the President appears many times – It’s a “star” performance.
Armageddon meets the absurd. Experienced in its entirety, the exhibition presents a dizzying cacophony of sounds, moving parts, weird sights, and protest signs that evokes a crazy funhouse. Capturing the present moment, the exhibition places the spectator on the front line.
Jaishri Abichandani, Elaine Angelopoulos, Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Madeleine Hope Arthurs, Conrad Atkinson, Eric Ayotte, Terry Berkowitz, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Cassils, Nancy Chunn, Chuck Close, Elliot Crown (King Trump), Gerri Davis, Alex de Janosi, Eric Dyer, Yishay Garbasz, Rico Gatson, David Gleeson (t.Rutt), Leon Golub, Margaret Harrison, Kelly Heaton, Jenny Holzer, Homocats, Robert Indiana, Mark Kelner, Komar & Melamid, Vitaly Komar, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Lombardi, Alex Melamid, David McDevitt, Mary Mihelic (a.k.a. t.Rutt), J. Morrison, Pepón Osorio, Pope.L, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexis Rockman, Julia Salinger, Alan Scarritt, Edwin Schlossberg, Dread Scott, Todd Siler, Federico Solmi, Nancy Spero, Gail Stoicheff, Andy Warhol, We Make America Collective, Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Hannah Wilke, Martin Wilner.