May You Survive in Interesting Times

Friday, September 20, 2019 – Saturday, October 19, 2019,
Venue: SP/N Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2019-20

May You Survive in Interesting Times, is a direct response to the theme of this year’s international Venice Biennale. The 58th exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff and entitled May You Live in Interesting Times, references a phrase that is widely believed as an ancient Chinese curse manifesting itself in “one crisis after another”. However, this saying has a more recent, occidental origin, which has been adopted by politicians and employed as a tactic to rhetorically influence the state of affairs. All work presented will be installation based, emphasizing the theme of engineered experience.

Reception: September 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SP/N Gallery hours:

Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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Arts and Performance Office
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