SUSTAINABLE CRISIS
Brandon Aleson

May 5 - 28, 2016

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, May 5, 2016

In preparation for his show Brandon Aleson came across Martha Rosler’s essay from 1985, Video: Shedding the Utopian Moment. This text is ostensibly about the (at that time) unwritten history of video art as a medium. But it is also - among other things - a thoughtfully articulate analysis of the notion of the avant-garde, of how destroying the institution through novel social and technical means has been historically unsuccessful, and of how tools toward liberation are quickly assimilated by the system as functional mechanisms of institutional power.

Aleson was initially discouraged. He wanted to treat this very topic, and the existence of a beautifully crafted essay that predated his birth should have been a sign it’s time to start from scratch. But there was a strangely persistent relevance to Rosler’s idea.

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June 2016
Nate Steigenga

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July 2016
The Final Exhibition
Renee Adams, Howard Barlow,
Justin Colt Beckman, Justin Gibbens

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