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OPENING RECEPTION: Culture Industry

The title Culture Industry comes from a chapter in Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s book Dialectics of Enlightenment, which critiques the mass production of culture under capitalism and the ways this “culture industry” serves to manipulate desire and control the public. The authors examine how popular culture, including film, television, magazines and advertising, is designed to overpower consumers by producing a false psychological need for the products the culture industry provides. In various ways, the artists in this exhibition all contend with this “cycle of manipulation and retroactive need," revealing the racialized, classed and gendered nature of its influence.

Earlier Event: June 29
OPENING RECEPTION: Blue/Print