Will You Be There?
Curated by Olakiitan Adeola, Isabella Anastasio, Ashlin Ballif, Angelica Fuentes, David Hanlon, Minji Lee, Clifford Loh, Marley Smit, Yuan Zhi, and Xiao Zong
Artists: Danni Bellando, Hermanas Iglesias, Kristen Jensen, Super Critical Mass, Post Museum, Ana Prvački, and Joy O. Ude
Will You Be There? is a virtual exhibition exploring the precariousness and necessity of togetherness, particularly in moments of exigency. Concepts of community are often defined by shared space—whether in physical space or in the metaphysical space of common ideas—but in the interest of social distancing, the exhibition Will You Be There? will not occupy a physical space. Will You Be There? utilizes a digital platform as a means to sustain community in the absence of physical gathering, and asks: How do we conceive of community in a climate in which social distancing and self-quarantine become necessary? How can we come together in shared space when it is essential we all stay home? The COVID-19 outbreak has brought these questions to the front of social consciousness and, as a response, the exhibition brings a roster of international artists who explore ways of giving and receiving care, of sacrifice and responsibility within our symbiotic relationships in the face of uncertainty.
Image: Ana Prvački, still frame from Hand Pollination Glove (2018), video