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The Practice of Everyday Life

Jun 18-Oct 11
The Practice of Everyday Life brings together a selection of work by artists who interrogate the rules and rituals that predetermine our everyday lives. The exhibition’s title invokes French scholar Michel de Certeau’s eponymous 1980 text, The Practice of Everyday Life, wherein de Certeau examined the ways in which people individualize and reclaim agency in the public sphere by renegotiating the unwritten or unspoken codes of conduct that govern the social spaces of everyday reality. Including works by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Andrea Fraser, Shirin Neshat, Adrian Piper, Do Ho Suh, Pilvi Takala, Jeff Wall, Gillian Wearing, and Lin Yilin, the AAM’s exhibition celebrates artists who observe and critique the status quo while offering alternative strategies for navigating within and around the rules of conduct that structure and define everyday life.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.