September 17 – December 7, 2019
The Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, USA
Utopian Imagination brings together the works of 13 diverse artists from around the world to create an anthology of futuristic narratives that inspire hope for our existence on an increasingly imperiled planet. The artworks evoke a sense of wonder and magic through fictional landscapes, transformed bodies, and space and flight as a metaphor for liberation. The artists represent a wide array of lived experiences and identities, including indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and feminist voices.
Saks Afridi (Pakistan/United States), Morehshin Allahyari (Iran/United States), Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic/United States), Beatriz Cortez (El Salvador/United States), Lola Flash (United States), Juliana Huxtable (United States), farxiyo jaamac (Somalia/Canada), Lee Bul (Korea), Cannupa Hanska Luger (United States – Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota), Mariko Mori (Japan), Zak Ové (England), Mikael Owunna (United States), Yinka Shonibare MBE (England/Nigeria)