You still have two more days to check out Chaos & Order: Art as Survival the 2010 Gallatin Arts Festival that “explore[s] art as a tool for reaction, interaction, dismantling, and healing within the aftermath of disaster.” Whether that refers to the crazy shit that’s going on with this stray Icelandic volcano ash, the disaster that was your 2009-2010 school year, or perhaps your recent breakup, is up to you, as festival uses the term to represent everything from “inner turmoil” to “global strife.”
The first room is full of a circle of blanket-covered chairs, next to Gallatin student Tali Weinburg’s giant loom, where you can sit and contemplate art, and what it means to be cuddly and soft in contrast to the urban hardness that is all around us. (My interpretation). Snuggling opportunities continue in the installation in the far end of the gallery, which houses a path lined in jars with white feathers in them, and 3 televisions playing videos that represent sexual abuse.
Besides this piece and the other paintings and photographs on view (Shraddha Borawake did some really cool things with rear-view mirrors and photos of India), there are still a few performances taking place before the fest is up, presented by the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts.
Tonight – Thursday 4/22/10
Chaos & Order Live:
Performances featuring the work of Karen Zasloff, Jessica Lewis, Jade Hawk, Darrian O’Reilly, Rachel Sharp, Ryan P. Casey and Carley Reiff. Read more…