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Carey Young

London-based artist CAREY YOUNG has, since 2003, used law as an artistic medium, and often makes works in a variety of media including photography, video, print and performance, which are also legal instruments. Her solo exhibitions include Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, (Zurich), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, The Power Plant (Toronto), Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK) and John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, UK). She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, who will stage a solo exhibition of her work in September 2016.

Justice Must be Seen to be Done

A central image in the consideration of law is the totemic figure of justice—Justitia—the blindfolded Roman goddess of justice. Often appearing in statue form in many courthouses and carrying a sword and scales, she heralds the idea of law as impartial and unseeing, of law as a system that, theoretically at least, is open to all—democracy as a form of blindness.


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SEPT 2023

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