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The Handwerker Gallery presents:


October 1-November 7, 2015:


Curated by Melissa E. Feldman

FREE PLAY brings together an international array of artists who produce works modeled on games and play.  Whether derived from the playground, the video arcade, the casino, or the rec room, each artist in the exhibition reinvents a playable "game" that reveals social, philosophical, and cultural issues.  From re-enacting territorial disputes to the use of mathematical strategy, the artists in FREE PLAY create experiences for visitors that raise political awareness.  

Featuring work by Cory Arcangel, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Ryan Gander, Jeanne van Heeswijk & Rolf Engelen, Allan McCollum & Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Yoko Ono, Pedro Reyes, Jason Rohrer, David Shrigley, and Erik Svedäng.


Free Play is an exhibition curated by Melissa E. Feldman and organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Free Play was made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.