sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic. —francis alÿs
works by: adam overton, austin thomas, caroline woolard, elana mann, emcee c.m., g douglas barrett, gary schultz, huong ngo, las hermanas, lisa young, man bartlett, mary billyou, melanie manos, mimi cabell, naomi miller, nina horisaki-christens, sal randolph, seth weiner, shanti grumbine, sophie barbasch, steve roden, temporary services.
soapbox gallery is pleased to announce re/spond/re/peat, a group exhibition that brings together artists and artist groups working across disciplines from performance, sound, and print media, all of whom invite dialog through incorporating language in the form of text or speech.
using the idea of the soapbox as a starting point, the artists will ask the viewer to become an active participant by extending an invitation to respond or repeat to the works on view. from take-away works on paper, audio and live performances, to books and business cards, these experimental actions will subtly diverge from the historic use of the soapbox as site for political address, creating a more intimate platform for exchange. the individual act of making will be shifted into the realm of the collective, drawing us towards a poetic activism. each piece will be documented and included in an independent publication at the end of the exhibition.
audra wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist based in brooklyn, new york. her work explores the physical and ephemeral nature of communication, allowing experiences that merge the sensory with the conceptual. for more information, please contact [email protected]
the soapbox gallery is an experimental project space dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship. in the tradition of the humble yet mighty soapbox that encouraged free speech and played a role in the development of our social contract, provocative work can stir public debate, raise consciousness, and even spur social evolution.
hours: wednesday – thursday 2-7pm / saturday – sunday 1-6pm / and by appointment