Detail of I was told these stairs were built for a woman's gait. Jennifer Renée Green. Plywood, lumber, screws, steps from the Wellesley College Science Center, Valerie Export's Body Configurations (1972-76.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Incubation Series February 10 - February 26, 2022

AUTOMAT, 1400 N. American St. #105, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Regular Hours: Saturdays 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.* or by appointment
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To revise is to look again for the sake of making changes. The works featured in this exhibition encourage a re-examination of the constructs, infrastructures, and institutions that shape our world, and illuminate their potential for transformation and change. By employing a range of media–from video and animation to sculpture and installation–artists Michelle Cho, Jennifer Renée Green, Emilio Martínez Poppe, Enrique Morales, and Guava Rhee offer a second look at things that are otherwise unremarkable: a colorful poster in a storefront window; a well-traveled set of stairs; a snaking, recurring queue for a diplomatic building; a message on a t-shirt; the subtitles of a film. With each artist’s subtle intervention, economies are reconfigured, narratives are reclaimed, and bodies are repositioned to form new relationalities.

"Revisions" features the work of UPenn MFA candidates and is co-organized by Jalen Chang, Arely Marisol Peña, and Meg Hankel. It is the seventeenth exhibition in the Incubation Series—a student-led initiative that fosters new ways of making, exhibiting, and seeing art.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous sup-port of The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, the Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.