On the Margins
Distributed for Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
The exhibition aims in part at underscoring the contrast between the realities of disaster and how they are presented—what we see and what we don't see—through the lens of today's media. Created in the past seven years, all of the works included in On the Margins consider the ways in which war and conflict around the world affect—or fail to affect—our everyday life. The roster of contributing artists is diverse and talented: Adel Abidin, Laylah Ali, Paolo Canevari, Enrique Chagoya, Willie Cole, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Willie Doherty, Jane Hammond, Martha Rosler, and Do-Ho Suh. The exhibition was curated by Carmon Colangelo, and the catalog features essays by Eleanor Heartney and Paul Krainak addressing the themes and artworks in the exhibition, as well as an illustrated checklist and full artist biographies.