Usurp Nation
A group exhibition featuring
Andrew White
Brandon Elijah Johnson
Charlie Ambler
Eve Survilo
Isabel Legate
Kelsey McLeod
Logan Criley
Michael Adno
Morgan Thomas
Vanessa Castro
April 21, 2014; 6pm

Globalization, relatively lenient control of copyright infringement online, and a growing shift towards interdisciplinary methods of study have altered the way artists use and view appropriation in art and every-day life.

Whether incorporating found objects, a method used since the birth of modernity, or exploring the new territories of internet art, young artists have broached several interesting theories about how and why one takes what is not originally theirs to create their own original work. Now that we have passed the first decade of the millenium, our generation has the ability to look back—and ultimately forward—at how the use of images, objects, and even ideas, that were not originally our own can affect the act of appropriation itself and the possible politics behind these works.

Organized by Third Group, a collective of student curators, "Usurp Nation" is an exhibition of works by young artists in New York City that address these concerns of appropriation as a medium in the new millenium. Unlimited by medium, pieces will range from assemblage to interactive installations to best demonstrate the creators’ visions and statements.

For more show details view Press Release
Sponsored by Don Q Rum
Music by Jordan Alper