Ford Foundation | Utopian Imagination

by Morgan Vickery

Saks Afridi,  The Prayer Catcher , 2019. Designed by Brandon Wetzel, in collaboration with Ferda Kolatan, Hart Marlow, Amir Ashtiani.

Saks Afridi, The Prayer Catcher, 2019. Designed by Brandon Wetzel, in collaboration with Ferda Kolatan, Hart Marlow, Amir Ashtiani.

The Ford Foundation Gallery’s latest exhibition, Utopian Imagination, showcases new life on a planet imperiled by the likes of humankind. Ford’s previous show, Radical Love, was a sort of precursor to the current one; expressing love as the ideal utopia. Utilizing objects, bodies, vessels, and fragments, fourteen diverse artists show futuristic narratives through science fiction. Metaphors of liberation are present in a variety of fictional landscapes, and transformed bodies, taking viewers on a flight and through space. Though our current reality exists in perpetual conflict and disarray, Utopian Imagination provides a feeling of hopefulness for future generations. Check out the exhibition on view through December 7th.

Installation view:  Utopian Imagination , Ford Foundation Gallery, September 17 - December 7, 2019

Installation view: Utopian Imagination, Ford Foundation Gallery, September 17 - December 7, 2019