Starting at 2 pm, family activities
Starting at 3:30 pm, artist performance
Starting at 4:15 pm, book signing
The Aldrich will host an opening reception to introduce united states, a semester of solo exhibitions and artist’s projects that approach both the nature of the United States as a country and “united states” as the notion of uniting separate forms, entities, or conditions of being. Subjects that are touched upon include history (and forgetfulness), war, political division, race, the economy, immigration, competition vs. cooperation, mythology, group psychology, the social contract, and consumerism. No one series of exhibitions can summarize the complexity of the meanings inherent in the concept of “united states,” however the goal is not to provide closure, but rather to echo the belief that disparate entities united to form a whole are hopefully greater (and more profound) than the simple sum of parts.
united states includes solo exhibitions by Pedro Barbeito, Jonathan Brand, Brody Condon, Brad Kahlhamer, Brian Knep, Erik Parker, and Hank Willis Thomas, as well as singular projects by Jane Benson, Alison Crocetta, Celeste Fichter, Erika Harrsch, Nina Katchadourian, Matthew Northridge, Risa Puno, John Stoney, Sui Jianguo, Frances Trombly, Rosemary Williams, and Jenny Yurshansky.
Please join us for an all-American cook-out prepared by The Ginger Man, featuring a selection of popular domestic micro-brews and craft cans, from 2 to 5 pm. The Education Department will host family-friendly hands-on art projects and activities starting at 2 pm. A performance work by Jane Benson, The Splits: Red/Blue, will take place at 3:30 pm. Erik Parker will sign copies of the recently released monograph ERIK PARKER: Colorful Resistance beginning at 4:15 pm.
Please contact Priscilla Matthews to reserve your space on The Aldrich Shuttle:
Pmatthews@aldrichart.org or 203.438.4519
Round-trip transportation to the united states Exhibition Reception
Includes admission, programs, and activities
Departs MoMA PS1 (21st Street side of the building)
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Departs The Aldrich
258 Main Street