About the exhibition
Relics for the Future takes as its point of departure an imagined future in which the art created today is interpreted in an entirely new light.
The artwork of today may be seen as our most successful attempts at communication— odd idols, reliquaries, mandalas, or icons that have transformative power in a society otherwise bereft of such possibility, holding magical properties we currently assign to the art of the ancients.
On our imperiled planet with increasingly scarce resources, which materials will be available, or increasingly unavailable, to artists? This show is both a playful and a serious look at the question of art-making in our present moment, and the issues that artists may face in a not-very-distant future. Jessica Snow
About the curator
Artists in the exhibition
Bernadette Jiyong Frank