Exuberant Politics opening reception at PS1 is Friday, March 7, 6-8 pm
Performance by Esther Baker-Tarpaga, 7 PM
120 N. Dubuque St.
Exuberant Politics is a multi-site celebration of art, activism and political feeling from around the world.
The year-long Exuberant Politics project celebrates the intersection of art and activism in new forms of creative direct-action and organizing, and this juried exhibition reflects that spirit of enthusiasm and edge.
The show includes politically charged videos, computer games, prints, sculptures, paintings, murals and stories culled from nearly 400 entries received from every continent except Antarctica.
The jury, who call themselves “The Exubernauts,” is an ad-hoc collective of academics and students, local artists and musicians, lecturers and revolutionaries. Each shares a passion for causes utilizing techniques ranging from loving-kindness to direct action.
The Exubernauts formed with the purpose of staging a series of political art events throughout Iowa City and Eastern Iowa in 2013-2014. Receiving support from the University of Iowa Museum of Art and dozens of university departments, as well as off-campus groups, the group has brought visiting artists, film screenings, and other happenings to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids under the banner of “Exuberant Politics.”
The entries came in the form of video, sound, performance, conceptual pieces, written texts and poetry, sculpture, video games, prints, paintings, plays, posters and more.
Other Exuberant Politics events
Tuesday, March 4
Making the Invisible, Visible: a program of short films
Iowa City Public Library, 7-9PM
Thursday, March 6
First Thursdays, Opening Reception at CSPS, 6-8 PM
including work by Sirus Fountain in the Commons Gallery
1103 3rd st SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Friday, March 14
“Protect Our Parks Pass it On,” 7 PM
a performance developed by Jenn Myers and produced by Willie Barbour
Public Space One
Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25
Visiting Artist Laurie Jo Reynolds presents her work
Public lecture, March 24, 7 PM, ABW 116
Screening, March 25, 7 PM, Public Space One
Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30
“Marvelous Guests,” all day
A performance by Nick Tobier
Various locations around Iowa City
Tuesday, April 8
“Wolf,” 7 PM
A performance by Deke Weaver, Public Space One
image credit: Jane Lawson