Exhibit - 2020 Vision

Friday, Dec 11, 2020 at 12:00pm

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

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2020 VISION

Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center

Curators: David Kratz and Stephanie Roach

Editor: Emma Gilbey Keller

The pain, loss and uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The awakening cry for social justice following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and many others.

The unnerving possibility of global recession.

2020 has already experienced seismic events that are shifting values and shaping our choices as citizens and as creators.

Artists and writers are always the antennae of our society, all the more so at a time as challenging as this one.  They have an opportunity—some might say, a duty—to interpret this moment and imagine the world not only as it is, but also as it could be.

This is the guiding challenge of the group exhibition, 2020 Vision.  We asked artists, writers, and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like?  What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against?

We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty.

It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.

Artists: John Alexander, Scott Avett, Mary Ellen Bartley, Amy Bennett, Tim Buckley, Tawny Chatmon, Kate Clark, Taha Clayton, Monica Cook, Shiqing Deng, Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Richard Dupont, Eric Fischl, Audrey Flack, Natalie Frank, Elizabeth Glaessner, Ramiro Gomez, Andrae Green, Matthew Hansel, Candace Hill, Nir Hod, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Rashid Johnson, Kurt Kauper, Cédric Klapisch, Adam Lupton, Steve Mumford, Tim Okamura, Clifford Owens, Adam Pendleton, Luján Pérez Hernández, Jean-Pierre Roy, Bastienne Schmidt, Krista Louise Smith, Pamela Sztybel, Phillip Thomas, Justin Wadlington, Chris Wilson, Frank Wimberley, Alexi Worth, Jiannan Wu

Writers: Curtis Bashaw, Thomas Dyja, idreamofcovid.com, Keionna Jackson, Julia Jordan, David Kamp, Emma Gilbey Keller, J. Kenji López-Alt, Bernard Lumpkin, Vivek Murthy, Wendy Olsoff, Paine the Poet, Sarah Paley, Steve Porcaro, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Stephen Roach, Brooke Shields, Douglas Unis

Note to Visitors: 2020 Vision, by design, presents multiple artists’ perspectives and observations on all that has occurred in our society over the past year. Please use your discretion when visiting with children due to some mature content.

Can’t visit in person? Click on the image below for a 360 degree virtual tour!

Click Here to watch a recent Zoom panel discussion with the curators and artists Eric Fischl, Luján Pérez Hernández and Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Chris Wilson.

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