Just Say When: The Transmutation of Trauma in Lari Pittman’s Nuevos Caprichos

Arte Fuse / February 1, 2016

Gladstone Gallery

January 16 – February 13, 2016

Through exposure to violence and tragedy maximally capitalized upon by the media, the human psyche is inundated daily without reprieve. How can we escape such an overwhelming barrage of events that cannot be ignored? How do we synthesize them with our lives that must go on in their daily routine, without crumbling to the ground before the enormity of their meaning? For some it is political action, lobbying, and creating movements of peaceful demonstration; others fight violence with violence, attacking those who oppress.

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All images Copyright Lari Pittman, Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels