The group exhibition at dawn draws connections between techniques of image production and the social and political work that goes into imagining alternatives to what the late Cuban American thinker José Esteban Muñoz called our “poisonous and insolvent” present. The show seeks to express a sense of art’s utopian horizon—a generative space of desire, experimentation, and queer relationality aligned with what he described as “ecstatic time.” Featuring twenty-five works that range from early performance videos by Joan Jonas to the allegorical and animated worlds of Jacolby Satterwhite, the exhibition insists on the possibility of “something else, something better, something dawning.”
hannah baer, Hera Chan, Sarah Davachi, Olamiju Fajemisin, Leo Goldsmith, Gracie Hadland, Erich Kessel Jr., Dana Kopel, Andrea Lissoni, Trisha Low, Cauleen Smith, Gloria Sutton, Maxi Wallenhorst, Simon Wu, and others.
Curators: Lisa Long with Julia Stoschek
Curatorial Assistant: Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung