Social Capital: Forms of Interaction
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program
at the Art Gallery of the Graduate Center, City University of New York
May 20-June 26, 2004

This exhibition was organized by the 2003-04 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program: Howie Chen, Leta Ming, Allison Moore, and Nadia Perucic.

This group exhibition brings together contemporary artists who make the complexities of social relations the subject, material, or form of their work. Responding to contemporary societal conditions, some artists consider the influence of new technologies on human connections, while some explore the effects of cultural difference and geo-politics. Others orchestrate situations in which viewers interact directly with the artwork or with one another, forging a community within the space of the gallery. Considered together, the artists in Social Capital present various models of human interaction, encouraging viewers to reflect critically on their own positions within different social networks.

caraballo-farman, Andy Deck, Renée Green, Ingo Günter, Jens Haaning
Emil Hrvatin & Peter Senk, Mark Lombardi, Mongrel, New No York, Lyn Rice, Ben Rubin & Lisa Strausfeld, Santiago Sierra, 16 Beaver Group, Sociable Media Group MIT, Luc Steels, Elaine Tin Nyo, Rirkrit Tiravanija,
Fernanda Viégas & Marc Smith