Zhao Zhao Now Represented by Roberts & Tilton

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce representation of Chinese artist Zhao Zhao, emblematic for his practice addressing overlapping social, political, and aesthetic actions in a world undergoing unprecedented upheaval. Born from the artist’s circumstances of change, Zhao Zhao’s work complicates notions of aestheticizing disruption, based on whether control is a reliable way to mediate social interaction and how meaningful dialogue is introduced around spheres of conflict. Zhao Zhao works in various mediums, including but not limited to video, photography, performance, and installations incorporating both fabricated and found objects; this refusal of material limitations demonstrates a reflexive dialogue with each medium. Recent conceptually-driven installations and public interventions, bridge the divide between the contemporary art world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production.  Roberts & Tilton’s second exhibition with Zhao Zhao will take place in Spring 2018.  For additional information, please visit the following link.

Betye Saar included in “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” Brooklyn Museum, April 21 – September 17, 2017

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period. For additional information, please visit the following link.

Jeffrey Gibson ALIVE! at Desert X, February 25 – April 30, 2017

The Coachella Valley and its desert landscape become the canvas for Desert X, an exhibition of site-specific work by contemporary artists from around the world. Desert X focuses attention on and creates conversation about 21st-century environmental, social, and cultural conditions as reflected in the greater Palm Springs area. Consisting of a decommissioned blade from a wind turbine rising out of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s sculpture garden, Jeffrey Gibson’s ALIVE! is 52 feet tall and painted to contain the phrases “I AM ALIVE!”, “YOU ARE ALIVE!”, “THEY ARE ALIVE!” and “WE ARE LIVING!”. Part Choctaw and part Cherokee, Gibson explores his Native American heritage and responds using a visual vocabulary that permeates his painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance works. For additional information, please visit desertx.org