Data points proliferate in the wake of our daily lives. Seemingly every aspect of human identity and behavior may be quantified, measured, and pressed into the service of politics or capital. Charts, diagrams, and maps help form our picture of the social body.
Whether to communicate information or subvert its logic, artists, too, make use of the diagram. The exhibition A Measure of Humanity brings together works of art that probe the relationship between information and abstraction, visual form and meaning, the self and social. In various ways, they offer us models for thinking, and feeling, through pictures.
Artists in the exhibition include: Rossella Biscotti, Mel Bochner, Stanley Brouwn, Lenka Clayton, Simon Evans™, Peter Halley, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmons, Nina Katchadourian, Mark Lombardi, Josiah McElheny, Robert Morris, Katie Paterson, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Amalia Pica, Howardena Pindell, James Price, Tim Rietenbach, Carissa Rodriguez, Cameron Rowland, and Ward Shelley.