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Consider listening

Consider listening

Sam Durant Consider listening 2018 Screenprint on translucent film, light box

11 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches  (30 x 40 x 12 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered on label on reverse with an accompanied certificate
(Inventory #30032)

Exhibited June 23 – August 3, 2018

Antwaun Sargent describes Sam Durant’s work this way: “When highly charged language is isolated and removed from its original context, does it have the same meaning? … [Sam Durant has] appropriated protest signs [and] colorfully reimagined [them as] light boxes … the artist isolates the language of protest as a way to expand its punch, while simultaneously highlighting that there are a range of issues on which the public and art can speak truth to power… To create the signs, Durant searched image archives of protest signs from around the world. He then transferred the handwritten vernacular statements onto colorful monochrome light boxes, typically used for commercial advertisement… Looking at the sign, one is reminded of how, over the course of the Black Lives Matter movement’s existence, the chant’s language has evolved to become more explicit…The statements may be decontextualized, mounted as they are on white walls in a gallery, but Durant brings together many voices seeking justice and equality. By exhibiting the anger, collective yearning, and optimism of the people, they are being heard clearly, even in a gallery.”

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