Object Oriented Apology

with Falke Pisano, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Sondra Perry, Babak Golkar and Whitman Young
Curated by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas
Opening Friday September 25
2 West Roy St.
Seattle, WA, 98110
Uptown (Lower Queen Anne)
Exhibition: September 25-October 26
Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 3-7pm
By appointment: bergman@incainstitute.org

The debut exhibition at INCA’s new, city center space is composed of works by artists who will have solo shows at INCA in the near future. Object Oriented Apology will travel to Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia as part of the “Alternative Currencies”, organized in collaboration with the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. The framework for the exhibition was developed in parallel with the debut publication of INCA Press: “Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It” expected Winter 2015.

Curator statement:

You think a great deal about the improvement of youth?

-Yes, I do.

Tell the judges, then, who is their improver…

-The laws.

But that, my good sir, is not my meaning. I want to know who the person is, who, in the first place, knows the laws.
-The judges, Socrates, who are present in court.

What do you mean to say, Meletus, that they are able to instruct and improve youth?

-Certainly they are.

What, all of them, or some only and not others?

-All of them.

By the goddess Here, that is good news! There are plenty of improvers, then.  And what do you say of the audience, – do they improve them?

-Yes, they do.

And the senators?

-Yes, the senators improve them.

But perhaps the members of the citizen assembly corrupt them? – or do they too improve them?

-They improve them.

Then every Athenian improves and elevates them; all with the exception of myself; and I alone am their corrupter? Is that what you affirm?

-That is what I stoutly affirm.”

-Apology By Plato


About the artists:

Falke Pisano (Amsterdam, 1978) lives and works in Berlin. She participated in major groups shows such as the Venice Bienial (2009) and Manifesta (2008). She performed at Museo Reina Sofia (2012), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008) and Lisson Gallery, London (2007). Pisano’s solo exhibitions include Praxes, Berlin (2014), The Showroom, London ( April 2013), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, 2007, 2011) Hollybush Gardens (London, 2009, 2012), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2012), CAC (with Benoît Maire, Vilnius, 2011), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow, 2010), Extra City (Antwerp, 2010), Kunstverein (Graz, 2009) and Halle für Kunst e.V. (Lüneburg, 2008).

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he continues to live and work. Jakobsen uses a range of media, including performance, video and installation. His practice explores the capabilities and limitations of our spectacular culture. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris; Galleri ZK, Berlin; The Suburban, Oak Park, Chicago; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Moderna Museet, Stockholm ;Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lyon; CAC, Vilnius; Stedjeliik Museum, Amsterdam; Frankfuter Kunstverien, Frankfurt; ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Sondra Perry was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1986, and is currently based in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA from Columbia University (2015) and a BFA from Alfred University (2012). Perry makes performance, video installations, and works for the internet and has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-bow, and the Experimental Television Center. Perry is currently an artist in residence at the CORE at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Babak Golkar was born in Berkeley, California in 1977. He spent most of his formative years in Tehran until 1996 when he migrated to Vancouver, where he obtained an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Since then, Babak has been researching diverse subjects and cultivating a conceptual vocabulary and has developed an active career exhibiting works globally. Recently he mounted a solo exhibition at West Vancouver Museum, participated in the 9th edition of la Biennale de Montréal, a group exhibition at Villa Empain at La Fondation Boghossian in Brussels, a solo exhibition at Sazman Ab gallery in Tehran and a solo show the Vancouver Art Gallery. Babak works and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Whitman Young is an artist. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1991, he soon earned an MFA at an ivy-league university and then relocated to Los Angeles, California because he likes to surf and the air of freedom. He has been named “hot new artist to watch” and has participated in exhibitions.