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A Horror, 2017 by Jayson Musson

Simple yet not at all subtle, Musson’s flag forces the viewer to engage in an all too befitting comment on our political present. “While Walter Benjamin referred to the history of civilization as a history of barbarism, Jayson Musson sees this phenomena in the spirit of SAW, Leprechaun 2, and The Exorcist,” said Nato Thompson, Artistic Director at Creative Time.

 

“I find patriotism lazy; I was born Here, therefore Here is great,” said Jayson Musson. “Patriotism is a part of theprogression of history in which a few mighty sovereign states crushed nearly the entirety of the globe underfootin pursuit of their inalienable rights which more often than not, was simply the pursuit of riches.”

 

Jayson Musson’s A Horror is on view October 11th – November 6th, 2017 at:
Creative Time Headquarters, 59 East 4th Street, NY, NY
21C Museum Hotel Durham, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI
KMAC Museum, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY

 

About Jayson Musson

In writing, performance and visual art that incisively satirizes and confuses pop culture and the art world, Jayson Musson provokes the boundaries that define cultural stereotypes. Musson’s consideration of a public extends beyond the confines of art institutions, deliberately entering the open arenas of mass media. Musson’s latest solo exhibition, Demon All Day, opened in May at Salon 94 in New York City.

 

Video by César Martinez, Creative Time’s Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellow.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Overview

Now On View

Artwork and Artists

Participants

Project Support

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag)

 

NOW ON VIEW

 

Creative Time Headquarters
59 East 4th Street, NY, NY

 

21C Museum Hotel Durham
111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC

 

Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means Street, NW, Atlanta, GA

 

Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX

 

California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Fransisco, CA

 

The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS

 

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY

 

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
357 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

 

KMAC Museum
715 W Main St, Louisville, KY

 

Light City
Baltimore, MD’s waterfront from the South Shore of the Inner Harbor to Harbor East

 

MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

 

Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue, South Hall 1, Brooklyn, NY

 

RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

 

SPACE
536 Congress Street, Portland, ME

 

Texas State Galleries
233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX

 

The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE

 

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL

 

Wassaic Project
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY

 

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ