Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) / 1204 25th Avenue S., E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center November 4, 2019 - November 20, 2019

Alejandro T. Acierto

Exhibiting Artists:
Joshua Albers
Lee Blalock
Edgar Fabián Frías
Jason E. Geistweidt
Yun Ingrid Lee
Xavier McFarin
Dan Paz
Zander Porter
Rodrigo Nava Ramirez
Fran Pérez Rus
Tyler Ryan
Heath Schultz
Judith Sönnicken
Eric Souther
Eva Wǒ
Jacqueline Wu

Unsettling Time is a curatorial project by Alejandro T. Acierto that foregrounds Indigenous, queer, and postcolonial ideas around time. With work that draws on the archives of networked society, these pieces offer new theoretical formations, assemblages, and conceptualizations of time and temporality. In an effort to decolonize time, this project sets out to destabalize the chrononormative straightness of time, to allow it to exist outside of the singular constructs of linearity and progress. As such, these works revise how we might think of other times, of the durations and extensions that push time into space, and of the multiple compressions of accumulated times that enable us the capacity to offer singular objects and memories.


This exhibition is part of "The Wrong" Biennial, a global digital art event aiming to nurture digital culture. Support for this exhibition is provided in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Vanderbilt University Center for Digital Humanities, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Department of Art, and Space 204.