Carey Young has developed her artistic practice from a cross-fertilization of disciplines including business, law, politics, science and communication. The tools and language of these different fields act as material for her installations, performances, text works and photographs, as well as for videos in which absurd relationships develop between the performer or subjects, and the rhetoric of political, commercial or legal discourse. Recently, she has explored relations between law, gender and the cinematic, most notably with Palais de Justice (2017), in which the artist surreptitiously filmed female lawyers and judges working at the main courthouse of Belgium.
Young’s work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at Dallas Museum of Art (2017), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich, 2013), The Power Plant (Toronto, 2009), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2009), as well as in group shows at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2018 and 2015), Front International: Cleveland Triennial (2018), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, 2018), Tate Liverpool (2014-15), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012), New Museum (New York, 2011), Tate Britain (London, 2009–10), etc. A monograph on her work, Subject to Contract, was published by JRP | Ringier (Zurich, 2013). Carey Young lives and works in London, and is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery (New York).
The Radical Imaginary: The Social Contract
2018.09.13 - 12.15
The group exhibition The Radical Imaginary: The Social Contract is the first project in a series of exhibitions about the Institution and its history, seeking to understand how artists have either associated themselves with or been opposed to it, gradually inflecting its positions. The judicial system is the institution studied in this initial component.Read more