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390 WYTHE AVENUE
BROOKLYN NEW YORK 11211
tel 718 599 5352 fax 718 384 5075
Reception Friday February 18th, 7-9 PM
Roebling Hall is pleased to announce the opening of "WORLD TRADE," a group exhibition that investigates the always pressing, often distressing subject of global trade.
From the EU to NAFTA, from the World Wide Web to EuroDisney, the rapidly expanding reach of global capital and its attendant cultural influences have shaped the world like no other phenomenon in recent memory. Entertained rather than informed by corporate media giants, fed at our own peril by gene-splicing agro-business, and resident in ruinous natural and cultural environments, the world's population has seen the planet shrink and local culture disappear as business dollars grow to unprecedented levels.
Reflecting an increasing awareness of the dominant effects of the global economy on individuals here and abroad, the artists in WORLD TRADE observe the historical roots of today's global commercial practices, creatively examine the effects of present-day phenomena like credit-card surveillance and celebrity culture, and draw eerie, frightening conclusions for a vast, future world of raucous and interconnected international commercialism.
This ambitious exhibition features the work of eight artists and two artists collectives: Brooklyn Architects Collective, David Henry Brown, Jackie Chang, Jim Costanzo, Godfried Donkor (UK), Peter Fend, Mark Lombardi, Gerardo Pulido (CL), REPO-history and Spessi (IS). WORLD TRADE follows Roebling Hall's tradition of organizing curated group exhibitions with artists both known and emerging, local and international. Working in different media, each artist fills out the boundaries of the exhibition's driving idea, WORLD TRADE-a notion, like it or not, whose time has come.
Hours for the exhibition:
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-6 PM
February 19 - March 13
Directions: L train to Bedford Avenue Stop in Williamsburg. Walk two blocks west to Wythe Avenue. Number 390 Wythe is on the corner of S4th Street. From Williamsburg bridge, turn right off bridge, right on Broadway, right on
Berry, then left on S4th Street.