I'm truly excited to be showing Backdrop for the Rebirth of the Collective Author (“There’s a Whole Lot of Authorship Going On.” - Richard Prince) in SHARE THIS!: Appropriation After Cynicism at Denny Gallery.
Now in its final week, Sean Fader’s #wishingpelt is on view at Gagosian Gallery’s Madison Avenue Store in an exhibition organized by Richard Prince entitled New Portraits, September 19–Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Fader’s #wishingpelt uses the social world of Instagram as its medium, and is a forum in which to perform work. Related closely to live events, the Instagram photograph is for Fader a contract with his participants, sealing a bond and producing a shared experience across the thousands of his participants who have not yet met. The images are not documentation. They are performative and utopic commitments.
Time Out Dubaigave my show at The Jam Jar Dubai a lovely write up. "For Dubai, the exhibition is both liberating and challenging – it’s almost impossible not to have some reaction. For starters, Sean Fader’s video installation is intimate and unusual."
Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L. Logan, White Boys charts the ways artists are aestheticizing white, male identity in the United States today. Privilege, invisibility, fear, anxiety, purity, emptiness, cowardice–whiteness and masculinity conjure an array of competing associations, emotions and imagery. Taken together, they present a perspective paradoxically ever-present and ever-absent: white is both the sum of all colors and no color at all. But how have whiteness and masculinity ‘evolved’ as relational constructs vis-a-vis blackness, femininity, and sexuality, modes of otherness that have often been scrutinized and alienated? Where are these terms’ entrenchments, and where do they become more pliant? Through photography, video, painting, printmaking and sculpture, the ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ artists of White Boys variously imagine male whiteness within this broader network of racial and sexual tropes and identities, marking seeming co...
If you find yourself in Morelina Mexico for the Morelina Film Festival this week, I have a video piece, Pelt Grooming, in a show at La Suite Studio curated by the amazing Jesús Jiménez. Here is the flyier. This is the beginning of a larger piece Sean Fader is the Wishing Pelt that I will be performing in Chicago in April.