Transart faculty Jean-Ulrick Désert and Nicolás Dumit Estévez are featured artists for “The 8th Floor: Between History and the Body

8th-floor

Photo: Brendan Fernandes, As One I, 2015, 15″ x 19″ Silver Gelatin Print. Courtesy of the artist.

 

JULY 9 TO OCTOBER 16, 2015
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 9, from 6:00-8:00pm

Event Description

New York, June 17, 2015 – The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation presents “Between History and the Body,” an exhibition looking closely at the ways in which cultural identity is defined, how it is used as a force of exclusion, and how it works as a unifying and transformative energy among artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. The exhibition will be on view July 9 to October 16, 2015 at The 8th Floor located at 17 West 17th Street, New York City.

Between History and the Body features artists Elia Alba, Firelei Baez, Nick Cave, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Brendan Fernandes, Jeffrey Gibson, Shaun Leonardo, Ana Mendieta, Paul Anthony Smith, Chungpo Tsering and Saya Woolfalk, who work across a variety of media including sculpture, painting, photography, performance and video. Together, these artists generate dialogue on cultural identity and history through representation of the body as an active force in ritual, both historic and imagined, and as an agent in the production of relics that communicate narratives of the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Join the conversation with The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #The8thFloor, #RubinFoundation, #BetweenHistoryandBody and #ArtandSocialJustice.

 

Contacts

For further information, members of the media may contact:

Andy Ptaschinski or Newlin Tillotson
Blue Medium Inc.
212.675.1800
andy at bluemedium dot com / newlin at bluemedium dot com

George Bolster
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
646.738.3971
gbolster at sdrubin dot org

Photo: Brendan Fernandes, As One I, 2015, 15″ x 19″ Silver Gelatin Print. Courtesy of the artist.

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