As summer kicks into high gear and the art market quiets down, contemporary galleries take the opportunity to experiment with innovative group exhibitions. From introducing young and emerging talent to exploring contemporary political and social issues, these are the must-see exhibitions of the season.
3. ‘A Thousand Plateaus’
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Curated by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas along with Daphne Takahashi, “A Thousand Plateaus” focuses on the mixed-media assemblage as an outlet for identity reconstruction. Featuring new works by Chris Berntsen, Camille Hoffman, Kambui Olujimi, and Patrice Renee Washington, the exhibition draws from the 1980 philosophical text A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, which examines the “assemblage” as an entity composed of malleable parts. Investigating physical and mental states of construction and deconstruction, artists reference societal happenings and personal experiences to address feelings of confinement and moments of freedom within their own identity.
When: Through August 17
Where: 207 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn