THREE WALLS AT SALA DIAZ: UNDER THE GUN

 
6:00 pm

July 8, 2017

THREE WALLS AT SALA DIAZ: UNDER THE GUN
JULY 8 – 29, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY JULY 8, 6 to 11 PM

The idiom “under the gun” became a colloquialism around the turn of the 20th century and though its etymology is debatable, it is commonly used to indicate a direct threat, being at risk or under pressure. In 2017, to be under great pressure—or direct threat—is the norm, which is having a profound effect on the global population. Climate change, rampant government corruption, mass displacement, capitalism run amok, abject police brutality, state sanctioned murder with impunity, the legislation of womens’ bodies, species extinction and the erosion of freedom in democratic societies combine to form what Norwegian author, psychologist and clean energy advocate Per Espen Stoknes calls “the great grief.” In Under The Gun, both artists probe grief, anger and defiance in the face of constant pressure.

Anjali Gupta, Director | Sala Diaz
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