"The Intuitionists"

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This group show takes its title and inspiration from Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel about a female elevator inspector who intuits the condition of elevators she's inspecting instead of measuring with instruments. It's a story "that explores the relationships between progress, technology and difference," the last point referring to the fact that the protagonist is not only the first female in her position but the first African-American. Organizers Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison and Jina Valentine have invited 60 artists to submit works that respond to some word or phrase in Colson's text, which are then hung in a sequence corresponding to the book. A visual précis, "The Intuitionists," explores the themes of its source in installation form. 

Event phone: 212-219-2166
Event website: http://drawingcenter.org
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