Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, New York
March 5 – May 11, 2019
Perilous Bodies is the first exhibition in the Ford Foundation Gallery’s inaugural trilogy of exhibitions centered around the theme of Utopian Imagination. The exhibitions bring together a diverse group of international artists who draw on craft, activism, data visualization, and agitprop to point the way to a more just future.
Perilous Bodies includes photography, sculpture, video, installation, and performance by artists using their own cultural traditions to address oppression. Exploring societal violence fueled by xenophobia, racism, class, and gender inequality, these artworks make powerful statements about ideas and realities we are quick to turn away from: black bodies, refugee camps, the detritus of borderlands, broken earth. Through these works, the artists seek to transform a world in peril into one we all want to live in.
For more information and a complete list of included artists, visit the Ford Foundation Gallery website.
Images: Perilous Bodies installation views, 2019, courtesy Ford Foundation Gallery, photographs by Sebastian Bach.