What are our contemporary crises if not bodies reacting with and against other bodies? The Myth Industry explores our experience living in the aftermath of fundamental systemic concerns that are not new, but have existed for much longer than this era of activism is now only uncovering. This entanglement is part of a long history of capital that spins potent myths, shaping the way we think about each other and, in turn, the world around us.
The Myth Industry elaborates inquiries into subjects around the human condition. With a view to the peril and possibility of the current moment, the show brings together a range of voices that grapple with a world undergoing remarkable artistic, social, intellectual and political ferment.
What makes the dialogue so powerful is that it occurs in concert with the rise of street-based protests and on-the-ground movements in many parts of the world. As the U.S. emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, works from this show point to a fragility at the heart of American identity.
Guillermo Galindo, Mark Thomas Gibson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sahar Khoury, Marissa Leshnov, Duane Linklater, Mario Moore, Michon Sanders, and Hank Willis Thomas