Trust, but verify Opening Reception | Kids Out and About Rochester

Trust, but verify Opening Reception

An opening reception for RoCo's newest exhibition! Opening Reception: September 4, 6-9pm Artists' Talk: Saturday, September 5, 1pm


SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 - NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Trust, but verify presents three monumental projects that address our society’s current grappling with notions of truth, veracity and fact. The exhibition’s triad is structured around past, present, and future. Octavio Abundez’s “A Fake History of Humanity” uses wrong dates, quantities and names to offer the viewer/reader a minimalistic timeline where colonial history, geopolitics, religion, scientific and social progress have been up-ended. Eric Kunsman’s “Fake News” is the artist’s personal approach to documenting our tumultuous political moment through news headlines and screen shots, while creating an archive of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. Finally, with ‘Big Dada’ Bill Posters and Daniel Howe offer a glimpse of an impending but not so distant time where we are controlled and corrupted by ‘deep fake’ technology, artificial intelligence, and the all important currency of personal data.

Trust, but verify takes its name from the rhyming Russian proverb: Doveryáy, no proveryáy. The saying became internationally known in English when it was used by President Ronald Reagan on several occasions in geopolitical negotiations and discussions with the Soviet Union.

Opening Reception: September 4, 6-9pm
Artists' Talk: Saturday, September 5, 1pm

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137 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States


Contact name: 
Jess Scipione
Sept 4: 6pm - 9pm; Sept 5: 1pm
$2 / free for RoCo Members


All Ages Adults & kids together