SAFE
The Wrong Biennale No 3
November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

An intergenerational group of artists, writers, musicians, and performers. Together their work questions the validity of safety through online expressions of intersectional trauma — personal, familial, collective, and systemic. includes 10 essays written by myself and others. The exhibition website intentionally does not host or show any art, photos, or video as a safe space strategy to ease people into the content that lives elsewhere on the Internet.



I rewatched Todd Haynes’ movie [SAFE] last night. Friends suggested it months ago when they heard I was putting this show together but I waited until now and I’m glad I did because I can’t get it out of my head.

Several words hit me halfway through the movie in a scene where the main character Carol and her husband sit in a small school auditorium. A spokeswoman stands dead center on stage with a podium, chalkboard, and painted backdrop of a pastoral landscape behind her. The camera zooms in slowly.

“The first thing you need to do in order to clear is create an oasis in which to live. Your oasis is your safe place.”

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Organizers
Christopher Clary


Artists
Aaron Krach
Allison Parrish
Amalia Soto
Anthony Malone
Aric Crafford
Brendan Fernandes
Diamond Stingily
Erin Davis / Max C Lee
Jenyu Wang
M. Lamar
Matt Gottesfeld
Matthew Praley
Nora Khan
Paul Soulellis
Porpentine Charity Heartscape & Neotenomie
Reagan Holiday
shawné michaelain holloway
Shiv Kotecha
Signe Pierce & Alli Coates
Vanessa Place
William E. Jones

Graphics
Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Platform
Tumblr


Mark

Thankful to be an Eyebeam fellow, NEW INC member, commissioned by Rhizome, collected by MoMA, awarded by the New Jersey Council on the Arts, exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, reviewed in Art in America, and bested by Hyperallergic.