November 28, 2020

“World Peace” Exhibition Opens at MoCA Westport in Connecticut

In 2019, MoCA Westport relocated to larger quarters—the former TV studio of Martha Stewart Living— renovated by Sellars Lathrop Architects. But it was before then, and the pandemic and racial justice protests that have come to define 2020, that the impetus for “World Peace,” the Connecticut museum’s exhibition on view through January 17, was already taking shape. The highly topical show examines the role 
of art as a form of social activism, featuring multimedia works by 33 local and world-renowned artists. Among them are such equally portending pieces as 2012’s Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter by Nicholas Galanin and Marilyn Minter’s Resist Flag from 2017.

Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter, Nicholas Galanin, 2012. Photography by Jason Wyche/courtesy of Nicholas Galanin and Peter Blum Gallery, New York.
Resist Flag, Marilyn Minter, 2017. Photography courtesy of Marilyn Minter and Salon 94, NY.
Image by MoCA Westport.

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