WHY SHOULDN’T WE TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS AT THE TABLE?

A Community Based Conversation with South Florida Artists

 

October 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Guest Curator: AdrienneRose Gionta, Jeanie Ambrosio
Related Exhibitions: Political Pandemonium: Presidential Pop Culture from 2008 Through 2020; Paul Peter Piech: Activist Prints from the 1970s and ‘80s; “I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way” The American Woman in 100 Years of Ephemera
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Artists in Exhibition: Harumi Abe, John Bailly, Randy Burman, Lou Anne Colodny, Morel Douchet, Todd Lim, Peggy Nolan, Marielle Plaisir, Sri Prabha, Sandra Ramos, Lisa Rockford, Sarah Michele Rupert, Onajide Shabaka, Michelle Weinberg

 

There are unspoken rules within society that are tacitly governing our everyday actions and conversations. Emily Post published the earliest of these “How To’s” in her 1922 book, Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage. Why shouldn’t we talk about these things at the table?: A Community Based Conversation with South Florida Artists, is an exhibition that considers the rule from Post that there are certain topics which should not be brought up at the dinner table such as money, politics or religion. 

 

Images (clockwise from top left): Peggy Nolan, untitled (puberty), late 1990s, silver gelatin print; Marielle Plaisir, M. Davis, Give me five, guys and will wrap this up! Malediction of Cham, 2020, Duratrans archival paper, backlit transparent archival film, black frame, remote control, 29 x 49 x 2 inches, Courtesy of the artist and De Buck Gallery, New York; Sandra Ramos, Isla Desierta / Desert Island, 2018-19, video animation, woodcut, 35 x 45 x 5 inches; John William Bailly, Decree of Death, 2019, oil on canvas, 86 x 118 inches.