12 September - 10 October 2009
Liberty and Death was a rumination upon the structural homogeneity of otherwise divergent ideologies, and an expression of the circularity or impasse of politics that this is understood to engender. Synergies between generally opposed bodies of thought (Anarchy and Capitalism) were probed or proposed. This juxtaposition of divergent canons ultimately represents a reflection upon the question of utopia, or, specifically, upon the question of the possibility of utopia. The title of the show comprised a conclusion to this line of inquiry: here, death is proposed not as an alternative to freedom but as its necessary equivalent, as the definitive and singular solution to an otherwise unanswerable question. Certain works echoed this sentiment with respect to artistic practice: found images and iconic propositions were remade, issued as a commentary upon the politics of political art.