Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood at Wallach Art Gallery in June




Tala Madani, Situation Room, 2020, Oil on Linen. 16 x 23 inches. Courtesy Pilar Corrias Gallery

Wallach Art Gallery will open its doors to the group exhibition ‘Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood’, with a Preview on Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm.

Through a diverse range of works drawn from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, this group exhibition explores the profoundly emotional and transformative ways that artists present the minor–its youthful energy–as a catalyst for social change.

From thoughtful interlocutor to animated dreamer, from memory keeper to code disruptor, the child-like is featured not as underdeveloped or lesser than but as an artistic strategy that acutely challenges the behaviors and codes regulating the adult world.

Participating Artists

Yvonne Anderson/Yellow Ball Workshop, Ericka Beckman, Ian Cheng, Beatriz González, Joan Jonas, Tina Keane, Mike Kelley, KwieKulik, Ghislaine Leung, Tala Madani, Gordon Parks, Aura Rosenberg, Lorna Simpson, Sable Elyse Smith, and Kerry Tribe.

Public Programming

Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood Curator’s Talk with Piper marshall on Thursday, June 27th from 6-7pm. The talk will be held in the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room. Register Here.

Growing Sideways: Performing Childhoodcurated by Piper Marshall, will be on view from June 21 to September 15, 2024 with an Exhibition Preview on Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm. The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Lenfest Center for the Arts is located at 615 West 129th Street, 6th Floor, NYC.

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