Christopher K. Ho | Confucianism, White Privilege, and Art Dads

The brilliant and incisive Christopher K. Ho got a great write up for his solo show Grown Up Art in Hyperallergic! 

Danni Shen writes--

"In 2012, New York-based artist and curator Christopher K. Ho wrote the essay “The Clinton Crew: Privileged White Art,” describing the aesthetic sensibility and political shortcomings of Brooklyn-based artists who grew up in the United States during the 1990s. “The Clinton Crew,” Ho claims, replaced “politics” — the guidepost of much art of the ‘60s and ‘70s — with the subtler “ethics.” Four year later, Grown Up Art, Ho’s solo show at Present Co., begins with these follow-up questions: Can the Clinton Crew, and artists today, re-envision political art for the contemporary moment, beyond what Ho calls “the long shadow of 1968”? What happens when members of the Clinton Crew grow up, and have children?

Grown Up Art looks to pragmatism as an alternative term to consider. For example, the pragmatism of parenthood becomes a context for being an artist as well as a responsible subject."

Christopher K. Ho, “Institution” (installation view) (2016), table with dry-erase drawings, colored glass, copper foil, palladium leaf, 24” x 30” x 34” (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Christopher K. Ho, “Institution” (installation view) (2016), table with dry-erase drawings, colored glass, copper foil, palladium leaf, 24” x 30” x 34” (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

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