“Water Works” Exhibition

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

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Water Works is a group exhibition curated by Danielle Wu that brings together seven artists who turn to the washroom as an aesthetic resource: Hana Al-Saadi, Laurie Kang, Ajay Kurian, Fatima Moallim, Mia Raadik, Pauline Shaw, and HaeAhn Woo Kwon. Whether inside the sauna, the hammam, the beauty salon, or the shower, the act of washing oneself has served as grounds to destabilize bodily integrity.

As a phrase that references both civic irrigation systems and a crying fit, Water Works draws a line between one’s own flesh and the broader, social body. The “cultivation of oneself,” as Michel Foucault observed, despite its occurrence in private, is also a deeply social practice that reflects revolving attitudes towards cleanliness, pleasure, health, and morality through-out a range of cultures.

[Image: Laurie Kang, Bodied, burgeon, 2020, stainless steel steamer, pigmented silicone, dried lotus root, polymer clay and fruit mesh bags, dimensions variable. Installation view, ‘In Practice: Total Disbelief’, SculptureCenter, New York, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Franz Kaka. Photo by Kyle Knodell]



from September 15, 2022 to February 17, 2023

Opening Reception on 2022-09-15 from 18:00 to 20:00
A spontaneous drawing performance by artist Fatima Moallim will take place during the opening reception.


http://www.iscp-nyc.org/ (venue's website)



Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays


Address: 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11211
Phone: 718-387 2900

Between Morgan and Vandervoort Aves., Subway: L to Grand Street.

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