Don Edler

Foreign bodies: Corporate personhood + accountability within a contemporary consumer landscape for Corpus Alienum

3 November 2017

The Corpus Alienum group exhibition is on at Los Angeles’ Hunter Shaw Fine Art, opening November 3 and running to December 1.

Featuring Hayden Dunham, Don Edler and Amanda Vincelli, the show examines “the relationship between corporate personhood and biological personhood in the contemporary consumer landscape.” Ideas of agency, biopower and consent are explored in relation to the corporate/consumer relationship, with the press release delving into the 19th century origins of the Supreme Court ruling giving the same 14th amendment rights to corporations as people.

The three artists will explore themes of ecological disaster and industrial byproduct, Paul B. Preciado‘s ‘Pharmacopornographic Era,’ gender fluidity and more, as applied to the definition of a corporation as “a group of people authorized to act as a single entity and recognized as such in law.”

See the Hunter Shaw Fine Art website for details.**

Hayden Dunham, ‘HROUGH’ (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artists + ltd los angeles
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The Useful and the Decorative makes the commonplace appear new where art crosses design at The Landing, Jul 14 – Sep 2

13 July 2017

The Useful and the Decorative group exhibition is on at Los Angeles’ The Landing, opening July 14 and running to September 2.

The show, featuring work by Elevator MondaysDon Edler, Ryan Fenchel and Gabrielle Garland, among others, explores the relationship between art and design, as an homage to the location’s roots as once being a decorative arts gallery called Reform.

Inspired by the space that presented fine art among handmade furniture and ceramics, The Useful and the Decorative will showcase “art thinking about design” by this selection of artist that also includes Alexandra Hedison, Garry Knox Bennett, Myrton Purkiss and John Zane Zappas. Here, these intentionally non-functional objects ask, “What happens when an artist’s impractical eye is turned on a designer’s work?”

See The Landing website for details.**

Don Edler, ‘Chablet Tair’ (2017). Install view. Courtesy the artist.
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