Trevor Paglen, Behold these Glorious Times! 2017. A screenshot of 55 different images used to train Artificial Intelligence. The images range from animals, people doing various things, to everyday objects.
Line drawing of a bench. Text on the bench reads, “This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long. Sit if you agree.”
A New York Times headline reading A Teenager with Promise. An image of the late Michael Brown is in a green graduate gown and cap with a red stol in front of a blue background. He looks softly into the camera.
A white flag with purple dots flying in the air, with the word "friends" on it in all caps in the color red.
 a collage of stickers in bright colors reading “Can’t Vote; Register to Vote; Voted but Not Counted: To Do: Let me Vote”
Four young women of different racial backgrounds surround a fern in an indoor space. They are dressed colorfully while donning avante garde makeup. They are posed in front of a hand painted background with imagery of plants and zodiac symbols while two of them look at iPads.
A white flag flying the sky that reads, “FEAR EATS THE SOUL” in black, capital letters.
Dread Scott, The Legacy of Slavery Is in the Way of Progress and Will Be Until America, Which Benefits From That Legacy, Has Been Replaced With a Completely Different Society, proposal sketch, 2018. Digital photo collage. A white column lies fallen and broken in three pieces outdoors. In its place is a white space in the shape of the fallen column.
a rendering of a massive spiral staircase in an outdoors space with a central support column that transitions from read to green
A young child poses in front of a large marquis as she holds out a peace sign and points at text reading “ I promise to keep learning and don’t give up”
a digital collage of a confederate statue of a man riding a horse in front of a teal background; two African Gray Parrots are in the foreground
A white laser print on double-sided fleece blanket, that looks like a letter. It has two thick purple horizontal stripes on it. It is addressed to Calvin Coolidge.

Citizenship: A Practice of Society


Citizenship: A Practice of Society is a survey of politically engaged art made since 2016. In response to political events and the current climate, as well as recent art world trends, the exhibition posits art making as a critical civic act. The works in the exhibition exemplify how artists act as citizens. Many of them facilitate viewers' participation, demonstrating how we, too, can engage in civic life. Works included address specific political crises, such as the opioid epidemic and Flint, Michigan's battle for a clean water supply. Others highlight specific legal issues that shape the American citizenry and society. And others simulate civic engagement in ways that distill it to its essence, transcending partisan politics.

The exhibition features recent work and several new commissions by more than 30 artists and organizations: Nicole Awai, Alexandra Bell, Tania Bruguera, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), Alex Da Corte, Creative Time, Jeremy Deller, Shannon Finnegan, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nan Goldin, Ann Hamilton, Adelita Husni-Bey, Ekene Ijeoma, the Institute of Sociometry, Aryel René Jackson, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Titus Kaphar, Kenya (Robinson), Robert Longo, Alan Michelson, Marilyn Minter, Vik Muniz, Jayson Musson, Ahmet Öğüt, Yoko Ono, Trevor Paglen, Pope.L, Pedro Reyes, Yumi Janairo Roth, Dread Scott, Laura Shill, Aram Han Sifuentes, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Nari Ward.

Citizenship: A Practice of Society will run from October 2, 2020-February 14, 2021 and was curated by Assistant Curator, Zoe Larkins.

This exhibition was made possible by generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Scintilla Foundation, the CrossCurrents Foundation, and JunoWorks. 

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