James Cohan presents Borders

Byron Kim, Sky Blue Flag, 2018. Indigo dyed ramie, flag pole. Entrance of Soi Mountain, Cheorwon, Gangwondo. Commissioned by the Real DMZ Project.


January 10–February 23, 2019

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Opening: Saturday, January 12, 2019
4–6pm, Chelsea / 6–8pm, Lower East Side

James Cohan, Chelsea
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

James Cohan, Lower East Side
291 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

James Cohan is pleased to present Borders, an exhibition that will span our Chelsea and Lower East Side spaces. In our polarized world, lives are increasingly limited by the physical and ideological manifestations of borders. This exhibition aims to examine our new reality and to highlight artists whose work explores formally and politically how borders can be a fixed means to delineate space while also being mutable and porous. The works brought together represent a range of media.

Borders are synonymous with state power, sovereignty and national identity; they can be simultaneously exclusionary and inclusionary. As a reaction to the growing global refugee crisis and heightened nationalism, borders across the world are tightening and also unraveling. This exhibition seeks to create a framework and a dialogue about borders as both places of productive exchange and barriers of exclusion.

Artists: Etel Adnan, Firelei Báez, Yael Bartana, Jorge Méndez Blake, Mounir Fatmi, Susan Hefuna, Federico Herrero, Yun-Fei Ji, Byron Kim, Mernet Larsen, Candice Lin, Teresa Margolles, Misheck Masamvu, Jordan Nassar, Matthew Ritchie, Hiraki Sawa, Dread Scott, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Elias Sime, Mikhael Subotzky, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Tomaselli, Hank Willis Thomas, XU ZHEN®, & more

Please contact Audrée Anid with further inquiries about the exhibition at aanid@jamescohan.com or T 212 714 9500.

For press inquiries, please contact Sarah Stengel at sstengel@jamescohan.com or T 212 714 9500.

James Cohan presents Borders

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