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Singing in Unison:
Artists Need to Create On the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy


An ongoing Rail Curatorial Project
Curated by Phong H. Bui and Cal McKeever

Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio, <em>Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy</em>, 2022. Neon, dimensions variable. Courtesy Metabolic Studio.
Lauren Bon and Metabolic Studio, Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, 2022. Neon, dimensions variable. Courtesy Metabolic Studio.

Rail Curatorial Projects is proud to present Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, a multi-venue series of exhibitions that aims to foster social unity in light of the recent political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic. The works shown in these exhibitions exemplify the breadth of the creative world, with artists who are taught and self-taught, young and old, and hailing from every corner of the globe. Singing in Unison is a timely endeavor that celebrates the power of art as a public site to stage programming, including poetry readings, music and dance performances, panel discussions on the subject of democracy, and cooking performances by Rirkrit Tiravanija. All of this is done with the aim of enhancing the art of joining in our various communities and to bring people together.



Installation view: <em>Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 1</em>, Art Cake, Brooklyn, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Art Cake. Photo: Robert Banat.
Installation view: Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 1, Art Cake, Brooklyn, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Art Cake. Photo: Robert Banat.

On View | Part 1

Art Cake
214 40th Street
Brooklyn, New York
May 25–June 25, 2022
In loving memory of Peter Lamborn Wilson (1945–2022)

Featuring works by:
Wolf Tones (Nancy Shaver, Sterrett Smith, Maximilian Goldfarb, and Pradeep Dalal), Jean-Philippe Antoine, Hawkins Bolden, Jared Buckhiester, Pam Cardwell, Dawn Cerny, Public Collectors, Kenji Fujita, Charles Goldman, Incident Report, John Jackson, Julia Klein, Ken Landauer, Tracy Miller, Carla Herrera-Prats, Tyler Rowland, Soberscove Press, Steel Stillman, David Levi Strauss, Maya Strauss, Earl Swanigan, Mose Tolliver, and Peter Lamborn Wilson.


On View | Part 2

Scully Tomasko Foundation
447 West 17th Street
New York, New York
May 28–September 1, 2022
In loving memory of Lawrence Weiner (1942–2021)

Featuring works by:
Tony Bechara, Brian Belott, Robert Bergman, Vivien Bittencourt, Lauren Bon, Katherine Bradford, Phong Bui, Lili Chin, Courttney Cooper, William Corwin, Thornton Dial, Sam Doyle, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Edward Durnford, William Edmondson, Lucy Fradkin, Joe Fyfe, Rico Gatson, Allen Glatter, Glenn Goldberg, William Hawkins, Mara Held, David Humphrey, Y.Z. Kami, Ben Keating, Matvey Levenstein, Erik Lindman, Vera Lutter, Chris Martin, Tom McGlynn, Sam Messer, Joe Minter, Andrew Moeller, Loren Munk, Jo Nigoghossian, Louis Osmosis, Jacob Ouillette, Martín Ramírez, David Reed, David Rhodes, Ethan Ryman, Julian Schnabel, Zorawar Sidhu & Rob Swainston, Arthur Simms, Federico Solmi, Mary Tillman Smith, Fred Tomaselli, Purvis Young, and Lisa Yuskavage.

Installation view: <em>Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 3</em>, Below Grand, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Below Grand. Photo: Andrew Woolbright.
Installation view: Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 3, Below Grand, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Below Grand. Photo: Andrew Woolbright.

On View | Part 3

Below Grand
53 Orchard Street
New York, New York
May 29–July 2, 2022
In loving memory of Constance Lewallen (1939–2022)

Featuring works by:
Peter Acheson, Yasi Alipour, Gil Batle, Louis Block, Andrew Blythe, Regina Bogat, Lauren Bon, Katherine Bradford, James Castle, Lili Chin, William Corwin, Adriana Farmiga, Lucy Fradkin, Louis Fratino, Rico Gatson, Glenn Goldberg, EJ Hauser, Mara Held, Helmut Hladisch, Merlin James, Bill Jensen, Alain Kirili, Gustave Klumpp, Matvey Levenstein, Margrit Lewczuk, Erik Lindman, C.T. McClusky, Tom McGlynn, Sam Messer, Amanda Millet-Sorsa, Cy Morgan, Loren Munk, John Newman, Joseph Rappal, David Rhodes, Daniel Roberts, Heather Rubinstein, Cordy Ryman, Ethan Ryman, Peter Saul, Sean Scully, Jon Serl, Arthur Simms, Allison Read Smith, Leopold Strobl, Liliane Tomasko, Fred Tomaselli, Meg Webster, Alfred Williams, and Christopher Yockey.

William Hawkins, <em>Nativity #3</em>, 1989. Enamel on masonite, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy Ricco/Maresca.
William Hawkins, Nativity #3, 1989. Enamel on masonite, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy Ricco/Maresca.

Part 4

Ricco/Maresca
529 W 20th Street
New York, New York
June 23–September 10, 2022
In loving memory of Etel Adnan (1925–2021)

Featuring works by:
Peter Acheson, Eddie Arning, Ursula Barnes, Brian Belott, Tony Bechara, Lauren Bon, Phong H. Bui, William Corwin, Thornton Dial, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Tamara Gonzales, Guy Goodwin, Domingo Guccione, EJ Hauser, William Hawkins, Bill Jensen, Alex Katz, Jon Kessler, Anna Kunz, ​​Margrit Lewczuk, Vera Lutter, Chris Martin, Andrew Moeller, Loren Munk, John Newman, Raha Raissnia, Martín Ramírez, David Reed, Ethan Ryman, Sean Scully, Arthur Simms, Fred Tomaselli, Liliane Tomasko, Bill Traylor, George Widener, and Bob Witz.

Part 5

TOTAH
183 Stanton Street
New York, New York
June 28–August 12, 2022
In loving memory of Dan Graham (1942–2022)

Featuring works by: Eddie Arning, Tony Bechara, T. Bellerby, Lynda Benglis, Peter “Charlie” Attie Besharo, Vivien Bittencourt, Andrew Blythe, Lauren Bon, Cecily Brown, Phong Bui, Mara de Luca, Thornton Dial, Mark di Suvero, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Rico Gatson, Guy Goodwin, William Hawkins, Kim Jones, Jon Kessler, Matvey Levenstein, Vera Lutter, Clem McCarthy, Andrew Moeller, Loren Munk, Ishmael Randall Weeks, David Reed, Dorothea Rockburne, Julia Rommel, Ugo Rondinone, Clifford Ross, Ethan Ryman, Richard Serra, and Bob Witz



Dates for Industry City, Miguel Abreu, Vito Schnabel Gallery, Sperone Westwater, and Pioneer Works will be announced soon.

Installation view: <em>Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 3</em>, Below Grand, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Below Grand. Photo: Andrew Woolbright.
Installation view: Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Part 3, Below Grand, New York, 2022. Courtesy Rail Curatorial Projects and Below Grand. Photo: Andrew Woolbright.

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