Nan Goldin - Citizenship. A Practice of Society Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
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Citizenship: A Practice of Society is a survey of politically engaged art made since 2016. In response to political events and the current climate, as well as recent art world trends, the exhibition posits art making as a critical civic act. The works in the exhibition exemplify how artists act as citizens. Many of them facilitate viewers' participation, demonstrating how we, too, can engage in civic life. Works included address specific political crises, such as the opioid epidemic and Flint, Michigan's battle for a clean water supply. Others highlight specific legal issues that shape American citizenry and society. And others simulate civic engagement in ways that distill it to its essence, transcending partisan politics.
The exhibition features recent work and several new commissions by more than 30 artists and organizations.
Participating artist: Nan Goldin