Participating artists include: Aaisha, Joan Banach, Daniel Bozhkov, Raul Vincent Enriquez, eteam, Rochelle Feinstein, Carl Ferrero, Monika Goetz, Nakazawa Hideki, Tianna Kennedy, Karen Margolis, Sarah Oppenheimer, Jim Skuldt, Allyson Spellacy, Peter Wegner, Treva Wurmfeld
Aporia means roadblock. It is the logical conclusion that disproves its hypothesis. It is the idea collapsing under the weight of its own consequences. In a sense, it is failure. It is also the moment that most starkly illuminates the true outline of the idea, hypothesis, or origin.
The ambition to create an artwork, to test out an idea in materials, occasionally leads toward an untenable conclusion: an idea that cannot be realized, an impossible artwork.
What would artists make if they were free to fail, to give in to ambition without constraint?
- if they were not limited by material circumstances, nor by anxiety over their work’s reception, nor by their own faculties and resources? - if, in fact, they were imagining something which could never be realized in this world?
In order to open up notions of ambition and failure for necessary re-examination, APORIA will “present” artworks that are the products of impossible ambition. The curators have invited artists to experiment freely and wildly, constrained only by the reach of individual imagination.