Focus New York Art Scene: Conceived Without Sin
03 sep 2015 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde participates in the group exhibition 'Conceived Without Sin' at Radiator Arts in New York.
“The most outrageous lies that can be invented will find believers if a person only tells them with all his might.” - Mark Twain
Curated by Culturadora 'Conceived Without Sin' is a group exhibition centered around the reframing of the longstanding ideology of Judeo-Christian thought. Invited to proposes a new religion participating artists have transformed the space into a modern day sanctuary, governed by the laws of communication and open thought, challenging archaic binary notions of good and evil. 'Conceived Without Sin' presents how religion could look like from the perspective of a generation that has inherited the lessons of the most important social and political revolutions in history.
Growing up with the ubiquity of the Internet meant that at a young age we were granted immediate access to scientific data and different currents of thought, often with little oversight. Access to information encouraged challenging seminal religious stories like Virgin Mary’s mysterious pregnancy and aroused questions such as: Why does female sexuality have to be condemned? And, why must homosexuality be categorized as deviant behaviour?
This group exhibition challenges the myths that religion has perpetuated regarding sexuality at large, but specifically homosexuality and bisexuality. The widespread political reform regarding same-sex marriage in North America has propelled some of these artists to question the ideology of the Judeo-Christianity model. According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, Millennials have the highest acceptance for same-sex marriage than any other generation. At 70 percent approval rating, this generation’s acceptance of sexual independence has led to greater social tolerance and is closing the gap of gender disparity. With such acceptance, religions are losing their power as the sole compass of morality and virtue.
The limited representation of race in religious imagery is another challenge addressed in the context of this group exhibition. Historically, groups looking to strengthen their powers and suppress individual thought often devised artistic depictions of religious myths that favoured their own agendas. Those without power were left out of the visual narratives that have served as the aesthetic norm for centuries.
'Conceived Without Sin' proposes a new religion where diversity is heralded, sexuality is respected, and debate is not only fostered but encouraged.
Participating artists: Rachel Libeskind, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Nick Fusaro, Romina Hendlin, Mei Xian Qiu, Tracey Snelling, Diego Zaks, Ariela Kader, Eric Corriel, Aranzazu Araujo
The exhibition will open on the 18th of September and will run until the 23rd of October.
Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Welcome to the Petro Palace, 2013, limited edition giclée art print, 42 x 59.4 cm, courtesy of the artist.
Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde is an artist and architect based in New York. Upon graduating from Pratt, he was selected for an exhibition design internship at the Guggenheim museum, assisting in the production of various exhibits including “Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York” and “No Limits, just edges: Jackson Pollock.” In 2007, he served a one-year tenure at the New York and Milan offices of Studio Daniel Libeskind working on numerous competitions across the globe. He is currently a resident at the Wassaic Artist Residency Program in Wassaic, NY.