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Ignorance and Indifference (installation)

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“Ignorance and Indifference” was created for ‘Harlem Art in Flux’ as part of  a group show organized by ‘No Longer Empty’ and inspired by the essay “Down Under in Harlem” by Langston Hughes published (1944)
It was later also Part of  the group show “Are we already Gone” Artists on the Art of Leaving
FlickerLab Exhibition (78 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012)
Curated by Negin Sharifzadeh

Ignorance and Indifference are often the cause of the majority of social problems. Deciding to be uninformed and showing no interest in other people’s realities should be interpreted as a form of compliance to negative behaviors such as racism, discrimination, prejudice and intolerance.

It is to say: I don’t now and I don’t care.

By deciding not to talk, listen or see, an immense social indifference and lack of sensibility is shown. Those attitudes are not inconsequential. We are all one society, one race. The good of one, should be the good of all, but it isn’t. Ignoring the pain of others, by choice, does not lead to a balanced society: it leads to unrest.

Such was the case of Harlem’s Sugar Hill.

The installation t deals with those two concepts: Ignorance and Indifference; and places them at the root of social inequality.


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