David Connolly: BE CAREFUL WHAT WE WISH FOR III. 2013

IMG_0193This installation questions the idea of Utopia in modernity as a result of rapid economic growth. Suggesting a cautionary tale for both the West and East in relation to perceiving each other’s role in a global economy. On view Nov 8 – 21. Opening reception Sun, Nov 10, 6-8pm.

The shifting economic and geopolitical landscape from a dominant western perspective to the east has resulted in China rising as an economic and political powerhouse. The countries continued rise in GDP, globally positions itself as the world’s second largest economy behind the United States and is forecasted to overtake the US as the world’s dominant economy.

The installation Be Careful For What You Wish For III, 2013 questions the idea of Utopia in modernity as a result of rapid economic growth. Suggesting a cautionary tale for both the West and East in relation to perceiving each other’s role in a global economy.

For more than a decade, Connolly has consciously chosen to live and work outside of his native Australia immersing himself in cultures, languages and belief systems of countries in Europe, East Asia, South and North America. He has gained extended exposure to issues that are at once culturally specific and globally applicable—specifically, the themes of Geopolitics and global economies in relation to expanding global markets.

David Connolly is a New York based artist whose works in a variety of mediums including site-specific video and audio installations, sculpture and photography. In 2012 he resided in Beijing, China at the Red Gate residency program, from February through to April, working with MAXPACE on and interactive work addressing brain function, memory and exercise. He is currently studying in the MFA program at Parsons School For Design NYC in 2013.

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