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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
KiptonART Access Space: Opening TOMORROW at 32 Greene Street
On Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00- 9:00pm KiptonART will present "Urban Utopia" at 32 Greene Street in Soho. The exhibition is based on the concept of a perfect society existing in an urban environment, such as New York City. This idealistic notion of perfection first appeared in On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island Utopia, written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More, which described a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean with a seemingly flawless socio-political-legal system. The author starkly contrasted this imaginary land to European society with the intention of igniting debate on social issues. It was radical, but surprisingly well-received, essay. Similarly, the works exhibited at Greene Street either invite criticism of contemporary society or attempt to dispel common beliefs and tradition. The artists challenge our conventional understanding of ourselves and offer new perspectives through varied media and artistic disciplines.
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