New York (USA)

Breach: Cloud Conversation 4

Now, is the time to talk about it! Breach is an exhibition about the overt and covert issues of sexism, racism, and xenophobia that lie just beneath the surface or are thrust right in our faces, but we often avoid talking about them. It’s purpose is to spark dialogue about the growing development of intolerance in the United States and in the middle east towards differences and the basic human rights that are constantly being blocked from others because of their race, sex, or national origins.

This exhibition is composed of a solo show of the work of artist Joshua Dylan Rubin in Brooklyn and a workshop dialogue between Rubin and artist Gözde Kirksekiz in Istanbul, Turkey, which will be moderated by curator and artist, Anne Murray. The exhibition will take place in a Brooklyn studio, while the dialogue will take place through the Cloud between the artists on a digital platform. This conversation will be a part of a workshop where visitors will be invited to join the discussion, observe the work of Rubin, and discuss with him and Kirksekiz through a Skype call, what are the current issues that they address in their work about sexism, racism, and xenophobia and how are they different or the same in respect to the current political environments in both of their countries. They will be asked, specifically, to address the relationship between the creation of this type of daring and insightful work and the interpretation of it as civil disobedience in Turkey and acceptable dogma in the United States. This exhibition and conversation is a part of Cloud Conversations, which is curated by Anne Murray, bringing together artists from around the world in conversation to inspire new work and to influence the world towards positive change through art.

Solo show of the paintings from his series, Exposed Human Attitudes, by Joshua Dylan Rubin.

A workshop dialogue with video and performance artist Gözde Kirksekiz online from Istanbul, Turkey and Joshua Dylan Rubin in the Brooklyn studio exhibition, with an invited audience to participate and ask questions from the Brooklyn studio. Curator Anne Murray will moderate the discussion and will show a short film by Kirksekiz as an introduction to her work.

The exhibition space will be both Rubin’s studio in Brooklyn and the virtual environment of the Cloud.

Curator: Anne Murray

Joshua Dylan Rubin
Gözde Kirksekiz

Reception: 28 Oct. 2016. 18:00 – 21:00
Duration: 21 Oct. 2016 – 20 Nov. 2016
Artist talk: 6 Nov. 2016, noon (NYC time)
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 18:00 – 21:00, Sat 12:00 – 17:00
Space: Joshua Dylan Rubin’s Studio.
6 Bay Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, USA
Other visits by appointment, contact Joshua Dylan Rubin for exhibition visit:, +1347-844-0200


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