Ivy Kwan Arce & Julie Tolentino

NY Trip: Whitney Biennial

Ivy Kwan Arce & Julie Tolentino

“The work centers systems of care and knowledge bases that sustain the work of Kwan Arce, who is a longtime HIV and AIDS activist as well as a mother and wife…glass orbs within the Museum communicate via satellite with identical orbs that members of her active care network have committed to carrying around for the duration of the Biennial. Glass sculptures — some of which were tempered conventionally while others were made in a manner that leaves them vulnerable to stress fractures — embody the artists’ understanding of activism as a slow but unrelenting process of finding cracks in the system.”

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