Saratoga Springs, NY
We Will Control the Vertical presents works that complicate notions of identity in contemporary diasporas. Diaspora- a term originally used to describe the dispersal of Jews beyond Israel- is a critical concept in cultural studies that examines the effects of globalization on communities and individuals. Because the diaspora is rooted in a relationship with a historical past, artists draw upon both traditional art-making practices as well as the global contemporary language of postmodernism. These artists show how identity is both constructed and deconstructed, fixed and fluid, projected and personal.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.