Events Around the World

Ilana Harris-Babou: Clean Lines

Exhibition / United States
May 22, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Broadway Windows
Broadway and East 10th Street Opening May 22, 6–8 pm
80 Washington Square East gallery, New York, NY

Curated by ACC grantee Jinglun Zhu, Ilana Harris-Babou’s solo exhibition "Clean Lines" presents a new installation that draws on the branding strategies of luxury home-goods companies and the language of twentieth-century zoning laws in the US. The installation activates the surfaces and depths of the window display by expanding on the visual tactics and multilayered contents of her previous video work, Red Sourcebook (2018). In this new iteration, Harris-Babou juxtaposes the sleek lines and aspirational rhetoric of home-furnishing advertising with color-coded maps and texts from the exclusionary policies that continue to shape real estate development in the present.

Grantee: Zhu Jinglun

Website: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/80wse/broadwaywindows/CleanLines