Orphans of Painting. Ethan Cohen Fine Arts. New York
Curated by Raúl Zamudio
September 14, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Orphans of Painting is an exhibit showcasing international artists, primarily painters who delve into artistic aberrations, hybridizing their mediums into formal registers.
Whilst the content in each artwork comprising Orphans of Painting addresses a variety of subject matters, there is an underlying ethos that unifies the artworks; which can be characterized as the politics of form, specifically usurping the rhetoric of medium specificity, extending painting into different areas, including sculpture, video, performance and installation. In doing so, the artworks exhibited embody the poetic reference of the title ‘Orphans of Painting’; as they are artistic orphans with an intangible pedigree, however nothing that one can directly isolate as being singularly derived from easel and canvas.
AI WEIWEI, FABIAN MARCACCIO, SHI CHONG, KAY ROSEN, ANNA NAVASARDIAN, ÉLAN JURADO, ABOUDIA, RIIKO SAKKINEN, AVELINO SALA, HUANG YAN, MARTIN DURAZO, CLAUDIA BAEZ, LI DAIYUN, JOHN ASLANIDIS…