The Slipstream at the Brooklyn Museum Preview
NYC-Arts visits the Brooklyn Museum for "The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience and Resistance in the Art of Our Time." Whether it’s the pandemic, civil unrest or climate change, this exhibition of works by a diverse group of artists offers us new ways to reflect on the changes we faced in 2020 and beyond.
We're standing here in an exhibition, entitled "The Slipstream: Reflection,
Resilience and Resistance in the Art of Our Time."
This is an exhibition of 50 artists from the Brooklyn Museum's Contemporary
The slipstream is actually a term borrowed from aeronautics.
It is the turbulence that follows a large moving object.
We are currently in the slipstream,
which offers us a perspective from which to look at 2020,
the large object that just passed.
Karen Davis' "Nicotine Sculpture" seems particularly relevant for this moment.
I selected it because it depicts a health care worker seemingly lost in
her own thoughts, regaining the strength to make it through another day.
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