Curated by Piper Ross Ferriter


Artists: Antoine Catala, Kyoko Hamaguchi, Beryl Korot & Steve Reich, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Charlemagne Palestine, lzhar Patkin, and Mary Walling Blackburn.


Location: Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Opening reception: April 19, 2018, 6-9 pm

Exhibition dates: April 19-May 4, 2018


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MA Curatorial Practice presents Sanctuary, curated by Piper Ross Ferriter, an installation of works that suggests a twenty-first-century reading of Leo Tolstoy’s What Is Art?. Exhibiting artists’ work exemplifies what Tolstoy’s thesis might look like through a contemporary lens; their artistic practices illustrate a shared conviction in art as an expressive form of understanding with the capacity to engage empathy and establish common ground.



Image: Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Rats, c. 1970, approx. 5” x 8” x 3” each, foil, staples, holographic tape, plastic wrap, pipe cleaners, rhinestones, pins, hot glue, colored marker, glitter, tinsel, cellophane. Image courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery; on view at Sanctuary, curated by Piper Ross Ferriter.

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