"The Locus of Control" Exhibition

Austrian Cultural Forum NYC

poster for "The Locus of Control" Exhibition

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The exhibition was curated by Patrick Gibson, in association with On Stellar Rays, and will feature works by artists Zipora Fried, Christoph Schlingensief, and Hans Schabus. The show cites the social psychology of Julian Rotter and his popular personality test The Locus of Control. According to Rotter, people operate on a continuum: those with a high internal locus of control believe that events result primarily from their own behavior and actions. Those with a high external locus of control conversely believe that powerful others, fate, or chance primarily determine events. Acknowledging that artworks also make claims and take positions on how and why events unfold, often contrary or in spite of the intentions of their makers, The Locus of Control turns the tables and suggests a ‘personality test’ for artworks.

[Image: Zipora Fried "I.M.Z. #2 (self-portrait)" (2011) wool stitching on black and white c-print 30 x 40 in.]



from April 30, 2012 to May 06, 2012

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