If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others? In
Half Empty, absurd and incongruous depictions of Utopia and
Dystopia are contrasted. The show draws its inspiration from Candide,
and the moment in which the book's namesake discovers that his mentor, Pangloss, "deceived me cruelly when he said all is for the best in the world." From the allegorical to the abstract, the artists in this grouping use various approaches to satirize, embrace, or waiver
between optimism and pessimism.
curated by Irena Jurek