Collective Unconscious

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Laboratorio, 2012, gelatin silver prints and glass dimensions variable. ©Yoan Capote. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Yoan Capote


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Jack Shainman Gallery | 513 West 20th Street

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Yoan Capote’s second solo exhibition, opening Thursday, May 28th. Collective Unconscious explores history and the distinctive ways in which shared social experiences influence the individual. Drawing on Carl Jung’s assertion that a person’s behavior and thoughts maintain an unconscious link with the past and its archetypes, Capote delves into his Cuban nationality while speaking to a universal experience. In these recent works, he investigates cultural symbols—exposing their fissures, reveling in their inherent contradictions, and imploring the viewer to reconsider the acceptance of history as absolute truth.