Yes, And presents recent work in video, performance,painting, photography, installation, drawing, and more. Together, thirty-sixartists express themes of connectivity, resilience, and vitality, reflectingthis time in history when a global pandemic continues to teach us thefundamental importance of relationships and the meaning of place. This hyperlocalexhibition references life on an island, legacies of self-determination, landdevelopment over time, and the enduring power of nature.
Yes, Andexplores what it means to be connected to Staten Island.
The theme “yes,and” suggests the abundance of experience on and perception of Staten Island.This complicated and prodigious borough contains a multitude of narratives thatcumulatively offer an earnest impression of life in the United States.
The title is areference to a classic improv rule-of-thumb requiring performers to accept whatanother participant is suggesting, and then build on it. In this way, Yes, And presentsan expansive theme for artists to consider and encourages the open sharing ofideas and perspectives.