This series is devoted to Can I Leave You?, an installation by Triple Canopy with CFGNY at the RISD Museum, and related works. The installation, part of the exhibition “Raid the Icebox Now,” responds to an exquisite collection of early American decorative arts and asks: How do artworks and ornaments (as well as fictions and fashions) give rise to nations and nationalities? What do they tell viewers about how to look and act, what and whom to value? How have Americans defined themselves through the consumption and display of such goods, especially products and portrayals of China, whether out of admiration or animus? The installation is the foundation of the forthcoming twenty-seventh issue of the magazine, which will scrutinize the narratives that animate nationalism and populism and propose the invention of truer fictions, alternative realities.
Can I Leave You? is made possible through support from a Craft Research Fund grant from the Center for Craft; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and the Opaline Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Federation and Endowment Fund.
|“Can I Leave You?” at the RISD Museum, with Triple Canopy & CFGNY||Dec. 13, 2019|
|Synthetic Blend V, by CFGNY||Dec. 13, 2019|
|Export Exchange, with CFGNY & Dawn Chan||Jan. 16, 2020|