JOAN DARK, Western Front: Mar 28 – May 3, 2013, co-curated with Jesse Birch
TIZIANA LA MELIA
Taking its title from the lead character in Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 play Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Joan Dark evokes theatrical structures to navigate the slippage between objects and language. With an emphasis on the role of within the exhibition space, Joan Dark presents the works of six artists that plot the dialectic of the utilitarian and the lyrical. Joan Dark can be seen as both a title and a character; a rarified individual whose agency and identity is both fixed and malleable.
Documentation by Maegan Hill-Carroll