CURATED BY ASTRIA SUPARAK, VISARTS MENTORING CURATOR
Duration: May 23 - July 1, 2018
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 1, 7 – 9 PM
Thursday, June 14, 6:30 PM: Sports Talk Poetry Reading and Best Sports GIFS Ever Contest
Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 PM: Screening of The Beautiful Game
"Sports are not a refuge from the “real world.” Sports have been and always are political. Who gets to play? Who is penalized for what? Which stadiums are built, and where? Imminent domain, organized labor, commercial sponsorships, tax breaks, bribery, and abuse scandals are just some of the ways power is flexed daily within what has been called our secular religion and our proxy war. This exhibition draws upon the hidden and political histories of sports, and how artists use sports vernacular to openup analyses of the social world.
Power Forward is curated by Astria Suparak (2018 VisArts Mentoring Curator) with the assistance of Anthony Stepter (2018 VisArtsEmerging Curator). It is part of A Non-Zero-Sum Game: Sports, Art, and the Moving Image, a series of exhibitions and events launching, and part of, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media’s newest issue, Sports."