Artists from Spain, Iraq, Germany and America are represented in “Collective Reaction,” a photography and video installation exhibition by Station Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the FotoFest 2014 Biennial. The six exhibits that make up “Collective Reaction” all address the idea that, while there are now more images in the public sphere, those images are not necessarily more accurate. There’s Welfare State: Smash the Ghetto from the Madrid-based art collective Democracia. The four-channel video installation shows the destruction of El Salobral, a shantytown located just outside Madrid. The destruction of the neighborhood is portrayed as a sporting event. Three Love Songs by Iraqi artist Adel Abidin is a video installation examining the facade of Saddam Hussein’s regime as it was portrayed through song (music specifically commissioned by Hussein to extol his rule).
Works by Hito Steyerl, Mohammed Al-Shammarey, Prince Varughese Thomas and Maura Sheehan are also on exhibit.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. Through August 17. 1502 Alabama. For information, call 713-529-6900 or visit stationmuseum.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: March 16. Continues through Aug. 17, 2014
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