Spinello Projects is delighted to present INH(A/I)BITED, a solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Raheleh Filsoofi, featuring a multimedia soundscape installation. The exhibition runs through March 21st, 2020 and coincides with the Progressive Art Brunch series. INH(A/I)BITED is generously supported by Iranian American Foundation.
As the world’s eyes fall on Iran, Raheleh Filsoofi’s ears fall on America, recording the places she has had the freedom to move through. Trumpian rhetoric and other dissonances scorch through wires strewn across the floor and out speakers that sit below Filsoofi’s hand thrown clay vessels. The current political environment is a well of sounds for Filsoofi to collect from and layer through time, constantly updating this work with the kind of psychologically displacing and anxiety inducing discourse that causes one to feel inhibited.
Spinello Projects is delighted to present It Is Not Down On Any Map, a special project located in the lobby of the Gesamtkunstwerk Building. A collaboration between Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares, artists who have been working together for almost 10 years, will feature two new works from their It Is Not Down On Any Map, True Places Never Are series. The sculptures challenge the meaning of the flag in the contemporary world and speaks critically to the rising popularity of nationalism simultaneous to the devastating number of people without a home seeking asylum. The exhibition runs through March 21st, 2020 and coincides with the Progressive Art Brunch series.
In their mobile sculpture, three indoor flag poles, often used for political speeches and presentations, are suspended from the ceiling and each other by rope. The flagpoles are perfectly balanced with one another to contrast and highlight the imbalance of nationalistic ideologies between these nations. The six flags in the mobile are chosen by the artists because of the migration issues each country stands to face due to climate change. The countries represented in the sculpture are ones who are ominously vulnerable to the threat of sea level rise, are major contributors to the crisis, or in some cases both.
On the wall, hang two flags on a ball and chain, a crippling encumbrance, with the Puerto Rican flag on the floor. The different sized flags play with hierarchical scale to contest the illusion of power dynamics and the existing absurdity of the hegemonic world order.