Organized by the Taubman Museum of Art featuring works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience shines light on the widespread feelings of anxiety in contemporary art. Referencing both collective and personal anxieties, the works in the exhibition highlight intersectional voices sharing their dissent, joy, and transcendence. The exhibition amplifies the voices and experiences of Latinx and Latin American artists living and working in the United States, with all works acquired by Beth Rudin DeWoody over the past twenty years. The show includes more than 70 works by 57 artists, and among them is assume vivid astro focus (avaf). The work by the duo, highlighted on this post and made in 2007, inspired the exhibition’s title.
To visit the group show’s page on the Taubman Museum of Art’s website, from where this text was taken, click here.
There was a virtual opening celebration for the exhibition on October 3rd in which, among other subjects, the show’s curator Amethyst Rey Beaver commented on avaf’s work. You can check out the entire video bellow:
“A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience”, group show with avaf
From October 3rd, 2020, until February 7th, 2021
Taubman Museum of Art
110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011