"New York Values Project" Exhibition

Tally Beck Contemporary Gallery

poster for "New York Values Project" Exhibition

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As a part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City, Tally Beck Contemporary will exhibit "The New York Values Project".

The project, featuring photographs submitted by scores of New Yorkers, was conceived by Leigh Johnson, PhD, a philosophy professor at Rhodes College. She asked New Yorkers to submit photographs of themselves with a sign stating something that is important to them. The result is a diverse compendium of the varied values of the city’s inhabitants.

The endeavor is a subsidiary project of Johnson’s "American Values Project", composed of submissions from Americans worldwide. Johnson writes, “The motivation behind my call was to show that this thing we call "American Values" is not only more complex than we sometimes think it is, but also an excellent way of showing how we are bound together as a community not only by, but also in spite of, our differences. The rhetorical use of "American Values" often divides us, rather than bringing us together. That's unfortunate, because one of the things that can transform strangers into communities is the ability to acknowledge differences, maximize the potential of that diversity, and create ad-hoc communal bonds through the fundamental recognition that the very act of evaluating is itself a powerful tie that binds.”



from May 04, 2011 to May 08, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-05-07 from 18:00 to 22:00


Leigh Johnson et al.

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