Back to news Shadi Habib Allah Shadi Habib Allah at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

23 April 2013 - 21 July 2013


Empire State, New York Art Now

Curated by Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld

Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Via Nazionale, 194
00184 Rome

23 April - 21 July 2013


Shadi Habib Allah will be presenting a new work as part of “Empire State. Arte a New York oggi” (Empire State. New York Art Now), an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life, and how the city of New York might continue to be a site of contestation. Bringing together an intergenerational selection of artists from the city’s five boroughs and related suburban and exurban regions, the exhibition includes works that meditate on the city as a means of distributing power. It comes at a crucial time, when people are anxiously reassessing the political, cultural and economic role of the United States in world affairs. Here, contemporary art is a tool to reflect on the media pervasive in today’s cities.

Artists: Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Antoine Catala, Moyra Davey, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Wade Guyton, Shadi Habib Allah, Jeff Koons, Nate Lowman, Danny McDonald, Bjarne Melgaard, John Miller, Takeshi Murata, Virginia Overton, Joyce Pensato, Adrian Piper, Rob Pruitt, R. H. Quaytman, Tabor Robak, Julian Schnabel, Ryan Sullivan


A fully illustrated catalogue embodying the spirit of the show will accompany “Empire State.” It features extended essays by the curators and by Tom McDonough, John Miller, and Eileen Myles; a visual essay by Matt Keegan; as well as original texts on each of the artists by leading critics and curators including Bruce Hainley, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tina Kukielski, and many more.