Olga Korper Gallery
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Olga Korper Gallery is pleased to present The Formless Body, curated by Jarrett Earnest. The exhibition will open on June 4th and will remain on view until July 2nd, 2022. The opening takes place on Saturday, June 4th from 12-5 pm.
In 2020 PUBLIC: Art | Culture | Ideas invited writer and curator Jarrett Earnest to guest edit an issue of their biannual journal. Building off two of the experiences of his previous historical exhibitions, —“The Young and Evil” (2019) and “What A Dump” (2021)—Earnest invited artists, poets, scholars, and archivists to reflect on the process and materiality of archival work, and their dedication to the stories that archives enable. The focus was on the artistic, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual labor itself, attending to the complex problems of queer life in the wake of the AIDS crisis. The result is PUBLIC 65—DEVOTION: today’s archive is tomorrow’s future (2022), simultaneously published as a hardcover book, which brings together art, ephemera, scholarship, and recollections around the particular practices of queer archival work.
The exhibition includes new and historical paintings, sculptures, photographs, and time-based media, equally pairing Canadians with artists from the US. The subject of the exhibition is not just the body but the spirit, the presence of the dead, and the transcendence of death, through form.
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