Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy
Exhibition dates: Saturday March 20th – May
Opening exhibition reception: Saturday March 29th from 6 to 9pm
DEAN PROJECT is pleased to present, "Exporting
Pop; A Western Fantasy" a group exhibition curated exclusively
for the Kuwait Art Foundation Limited, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
DEAN PROJECT will host a New York Preview of this
exhibition from March 20th through April 29th at their Long Island
City gallery. The exhibition in its entirety will take place from
May 7th through July 1st, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The New York Preview opening reception with artists
will be on Saturday March 29th from 6 to 9pm.
Considering the current sociopolitical
conflicts between the West and the Middle East, we have taken the
Kuwait Art Foundation's invitation as an opportunity to explore
the subject of "Pop" as an aesthetic unifying concept of our
"Pop Art" is known as the 1960's art movement
that incorporated elements of western popular culture and mass
media to create "high art." The word "pop" is
synonymous with explode, burst, and bang – all that demonstrates
the impact this work can have.
Pop continues to be a strong force
in today's art world and forms the framework for this exhibition,
which reflects how this artistic phenomenon has evolved from
the 1960's to the present.
As a whole this exhibition could be
defined by one of its themes “Embracing
Pop” which addresses contemporary visual aesthetics where
Pop has transformed over time mixing elements of modernism and
popular culture with ideas of contemporary design, craft, and
This exhibition presents twenty contemporary artists
working in sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media and
painting which is based on their personal visions and ideas of the
present popular culture.
DEAN PROJECT is located at the
back right corner of the P.S.1 Museum in Long Island City