Concerted CompassionismSeptember 8-October 15, 2000 320 West 13th Street
CONCERTED COMPASSIONISM, curated by Paul Ha
Concerted Compassionism presents the work of three artists who are addressing the problem of homelessness. Rather than merely raising the issue, these artists are making an attempt to assist homeless people through direct action and service.
Bradley McCallum presents documentation and examples of on-site shelters and mobile carts he has created for homeless people in various cities; Michael Rakowitz exhibits portable beds for use on the sidewalk, designed to inflate with the hot air expelled from building vents; Christoph Büchel transforms the gallery into a “Homeless Depot,” a parody of one-stop-shops that offers merchandise for the homeless, including models for shelter, money earning aids, and objects for entertainment.