2022 NEW JERSEY ARTS ANNUAL: REEMERGENCE
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, 08625, United States
posted by deirdre r sheean
June 16, 2022 - April 30, 2023
June 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
At the start of 2022, the world remains devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, political and ideological polarization continues to divide Americans, and our collective reckoning with systemic racism remains critical to achieving the country’s promise. Artists, like most New Jerseyans, are taking steps to reemerge into an altered landscape. How has this change landscape manifested itself in artists’ practice? Do the works reflect hope, despair, resignation, something else? Have artists altered their style, worked with new materials, embraced technology? How has isolation and tentative reemergence been reflected in the works created during this period?
The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual and performing artists. In partnership with major museums around the state, one exhibition takes place each year, alternating between host institutions. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey. The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.