Art and Anarchism in the CFG

Art and Anarchism in the CFG

On Friday the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery opened its latest show, if I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution, which takes its name from a quote by early 20th century activist Emma Goldman. The exhibit—the first of its kind—explores the political movement of anarchism through countercultural artistic practices.

Curator Natalie Musteata was on hand to celebrate her show’s opening, as were several of the exhibit’s artists and collaborators including Aldo Tambellini, Sherry Millner & Ernest Larsen, Adrian Blackwell, and members of the Wooden Shoe. Musteata also gave a gallery talk prior to the opening.

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Katie Monroe '12

Katie Monroe ’12

(From left) Associate Professor of Political Science Craig Borowiak, Curator Natalie Musteata, and artist/activist Ben Morea (from Black Mask)

(From left) Associate Professor of Political Science Craig Borowiak, Curator Natalie Musteata,and artist/activist Ben Morea (from Black Mask)

 

(From left) Artist Aldo Tambellini, Anna Salamone, and Daniel S. Palmer (Leon Levy Assistant Curator of the Jewish Museum New York) and curator Natalie Musteata
(From left) Artist Aldo Tambellini, Anna Salamone, and Daniel S. Palmer (Leon Levy Assistant Curator of the Jewish Museum New York) and curator Natalie Musteata

 

if I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution is a  multi-media exhibit, featuring video, drawings, photographs, sculptures, artifacts, production stills from live theater, and even architectural plans. It includes the work of Elena Bajo, Bernadette Corporation, Adrian Blackwell, Black Mask, Lizzie Borden, Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros, John Cage, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Gayle “Asali” Dickson, Emory Douglas, Sam Durant, Larry Fink, Claire Fontaine, Luis Jacob, John Jordan & Isabelle Fremeaux & Kanonklubben, King Mob, The Living Theater, Jackson Mac Low, Sherry Millner & Ernest Larsen, Raymond Pettibon, Carolee Schneemann, and Aldo Tambellini.

 

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Provost Kim Benston. The work on TV is by The Living Theatre, and the book display is by Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros in collaboration with Wooden Shoe Books and A-Space.

Provost Kim Benston. The work on TV is by The Living Theatre, and the book display is by Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros in collaboration with Wooden Shoe Books and A-Space.

Gena Pants of Wooden Shoe with Curator Natalie Musteata

Gena Pants of Wooden Shoe with Curator Natalie Musteata

 

if I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution is up in the Gallery through May 2. For more information about the exhibit, a related  film series, and other events, check exhibits.haverford.edu/ificantdancetoit.

Photos by Lisa Boughter.

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