HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

November 3, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Jointly presented with the Newspace Center for Photograph and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA.

Hidden Assembly is a group exhibition that will reveal the hidden labor produced by the digital revolution, curated by Yaelle Amir. The starting point of Hidden Assembly is the recognition that under capitalism most production is rendered invisible. Heightened by the expanded tech field, global outsourcing, and the rise of precarious work, the labor that people perform is increasingly obscured or eliminated—replaced by clickable icons and automated responses, and embodied in the products and places that populate our surroundings. The exhibition explores how much of global labor is shrouded, and the ways in which artists have countered this erasure by foregrounding workers through identification, consumer education, and activist initiatives.

Art Handlers Alliance (AHA-NY) | João Enxuto & Erica Love | Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen | G.U.L.F. Labor Artist Coalition | Michael Mandiberg​ |​ Betty Marin | Huong Ngo & Hong-An Truong | Laurel Ptak | Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Morán Jahn) | Andrew Norman Wilson | Patricia Vasquez

Opening Reception at Newspace Center for Photography: Friday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm.

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Gathering Resistance: Black Lives Matter - The Artists' Call

Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Gathering Thoughts: A Group Conversation with some Justseeds members

Gathering Thoughts: A People’s Art History

“This Just In … Endless War”—Justseeds/Combat Paper Workshop

Resolving Chaos: Honour Mack

Alien She

Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human

James Rosenquist



David Horvitz

Roy Tomlinson: ReMap

Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer

Letha Wilson: Shadows and Sunlight

Costumes, Reverence, & Forms: A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer

Unwalking the West

The Earth Will Not Abide

Jenny Holzer, Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly


Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne

Alison Saar: Crepuscular Blue

2017 Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition


Works from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Collection

Post-Digital Landscapes

Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival

Reconstructing Craft: Feminism and Contemporary Ceramics

Dynasty Handbag: I, An Moron

Bruce Nauman: Language Body

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

Converge 45 : YOU IN MIND

Joe Feddersen: Echo

John Riepenhoff: Apparitions


Tenuous Constructions