The Reformer by Ryan Haselman

Closing Reception

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Opening from

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Chashama | 266 West 37th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)

"I have always been interested in the way that objects seem to define and change our collective memory how they arise from both the desire to represent and foreclose memory, to capture something essential in history and render it timeless? With my work I have sought to interrogate the aesthetic and spatial choices within the politics of memory through tracing the boundaries of the objects themselves as a way to uncover the politics of representation and display. At the center of my project is the question of how these objects represent and tell a particular narrative about our own national history. A narrative that attempts to craft a partial story through image and sound, of silence and omissions of black noise, of forgotten figures, "recovered" and (mis)represented in our national imagination.
-Ryan Haselman