Joan Marie Kelly: Zones of Contact, The Public Art of Joan Marie Kelly

Zones of Contact, The Public Art of Joan Marie Kelly

July 12 – 30, 2011

Reception: July 14th 5-8pm

“Joan Kelly operates in “zones of contact,” a theme elaborated in the 2006 Sydney Biennale: places where competing narratives of power compete, where silences speak to unwritten histories. Kelly reinvents the body through the environment of these zones: be it the foreign worker chattels of Little India, the brothels of Calcutta, or the factory towns of the Shenzhen Economic Zone. These zones mark the intersection of the grand narrative of globalization and progress with those of the lived reality at the bottom of the pyramid. This is landscape to the art of Joan Kelly.”

Paul Khoo, art critic, Singapore