Exhibition

Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, Sable Elyse Smith: Mirror/Echo/Tilt

18 Jun 2019 – 6 Oct 2019

Regular hours

Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 21:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

$12-$18

New Museum

New York
New York, United States

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“Mirror/Echo/Tilt” will be the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s fourth annual Summer Art and Social Justice residency and exhibition.

About

Mirror/Echo/Tilt is a video, performance, and pedagogical project created by artists Melanie Crean (b. 1968, Waterbury, CT), Shaun Leonardo (b. 1979, Queens, NY), and Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) in collaboration with individuals affected by the justice system. Exploring choreographies imposed on the body by the carceral state, the project is developed through intensive artist-run workshops with participants and considers the gestures and language used to define experiences of arrest and incarceration. The exhibition will premiere a multichannel video installation filmed largely in empty decommissioned prisons and courthouses and other psychically charged architectural spaces in New York City. Complicating the relationship between fiction and reality, Mirror/Echo/Tilt alludes to the magical realism and metafiction of its title’s inspiration, Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes’s famous novel from the early seventeenth century. The work also takes the form of a living curriculum practiced with court-involved youth, formerly incarcerated adults, and individuals otherwise vulnerable to the justice system. The curriculum focuses on undoing the language around culturally embedded conceptions of criminality and will serve as an open resource that lives beyond the artists and the exhibition. 

The residency will include private workshops for community partners, public forums and readings, and a resource room with visions for justice contributed by visitors and facilitated by the Teen Apprentice Program.

This exhibition is curated by Emily Mello, Associate Director of Education, and Sara O’Keeffe, Associate Curator.

Curators

Emily Mello

Exhibiting artists

Melanie Crean

Shaun Leonardo

Sable Elyse Smith

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