Ronald Feldman Gallery presents Art on the Front Lines, a sprawling exhibition of more than fifty artists in response to the dark realities of the recent election. The exhibition includes both established and emerging artists. Within the traditional relationship between the artist and institutional power often lies an inherent tension, but the present political climate ups the ante. In response, artists let loose, conceptualizing strategies in all media. The exhibition is not only about what is happening in America, but intersects with what artists are doing in other parts of the world.
The works address hot button issues: war, feminism, race, climate change, refugees, inequality, technophobia, and most recently, abuse of power. As you would expect, the President appears many times – It’s a “star” performance.
Armageddon meets the absurd. Experienced in its entirety, the exhibition presents a dizzying cacophony of sounds, moving parts, weird sights, and protest signs that evokes a crazy funhouse. Capturing the present moment, the exhibition places the spectator on the front line.