Wrestling the Snake: Open Season in Political Art.

WRESTLING THE SNAKE: Open Season in Political Art


Curated by Leah Brown and Peter Symons

May 28 – Aug 12, 2016

PREVIEW May 27 | 7-9 pm

OPENING May 28 (With performance by David Rohn and Danilo De La

Torre) | June 25 | July 30 | 6-10 pm


521 NW 1 st Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Press contact: Leah Brown, leah@fatvillage.com

“If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircle us today like the coil of a snake

from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the

snake.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

WRESTLING THE SNAKE: Open Season in Political Art is a group art

exhibition of large-scale sculpture, installation, painting, performance, sound and video in

The Projects Art Exhibition Space in FATVillage in Fort Lauderdale. Each of the individual

works in the show is an examination of current political issues, particularly in light of the

presidential candidates’ race. What curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons have found is

that the South Florida artist community has been inspired in both positive and critical ways

by the 2016 election season, and are making work related to a real questioning of their

own and the nation’s political ethos.