“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” exhibition, which will be on view from September 18, 2018, through January 6, 2019, on the 4th floor of The Met Breuer in New York, USA, aims to unravel the long-existing suspicion between the government and its citizens in the Western world, focusing on events that took place the period between 1969 and 2016.
The NY exhibit will showcase 70 compelling works, including installations, drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and videos, of 30 gifted artists interested in tackling the tantalizing topic of “Conspiracy” through their art.
“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” show will be divided into two different sections. The first half will showcase works by artists that are keen on uncovering incidents of deceit and intrigue in nefarious areas through their own research. “We have Trevor Paglen revealing black sites, the places where people are taken by the US government for torture; Jenny Holzer, who is using text from real government documents in outrage; Hans Haacke, who used New York City real-estate records in the 1970s to uncover the practices of slumlords,” Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischman Curator in The Met’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, shares on a video preview of the exhibition. This part of the show will also highlight the period the Black Panthers were under siege from the US government, as well as the AIDS crisis.
The second section of the show is the one to feature artists, such as Jim Shaw, Mike Kelly, Sue Williams, Tony Oursler, who, according to Doug Eklund, Curator in the Met’s Department of Photographs, “are plumbing the depths of the darkest aspects of American culture,” giving their kind of phantasmagoric views on some of the “complicated truths about life in a democracy.”
“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy”
September 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The Met Breuer, Floor 4 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
Tickets: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students