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Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 - Saturday, Apr 16, 2022

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Infinitude presents works by six visual artists, each of whose vision is turned toward the future. How is the future being shaped? By, and for, whom?

The exhibition takes its title from nineteenth-century New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose influential notion of the “infinitude of private man” championed the limitless potential of the self-reliant individual, freed from societal constraint. “Infinitude” also conjures both the vast scale of the galaxy and the seemingly boundless reaches of technology and personal ambition driving the contemporary space race.

Fuelled by the unfettered individualism of the super-rich, the surly bonds of earth no longer constrain the ambitions of private capital, nor conform to legal jurisdictions across its terrestrial and cosmic terrain. As plans for planetary colonization proceed at pace, in tandem with military and corporate enterprise, Infinitude pauses to look at how art is responding to these expanded frontiers. Selected works critique the colonial imperative underpinning this new frontierism. They also offer alternative renderings of the future – of destinies that may yet manifest differently.

Curated by Max Houghton and David Birkin of Visible Justice (University of the Arts London) with Northeastern University consulting curator Amy Halliday and Distinguished Professor of Law Patricia Williams.

An image from Joiri Minaya's "Containers" photography series. Shows a woman lying on the beach, covered in a bodysuit.
Gallery 360

The Bay State Banner | Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies

Northeastern University’s Gallery 360 has debuted a cross-campus exhibition in partnership with Northeastern Crossing, a Tremont Street space that serves both the Northeastern and neighboring Roxbury communities.

November 22, 2023

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Art New England | Fluid Matters, Grounded Bodies

Originally presented at NYU’s Gallatin Galleries in July 2022, Northeastern’s team worked with the curators to re-envision the exhibition for Northeastern and Boston.

February 7, 2024

Image shows a gallery attendee reading the wall text at Gallery360's 2023 exhibition "At Play."
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The Boston Globe Reviews 'At Play'

Toys shape who we become. In “At Play” at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360, five women artists unpack the messages today’s toys send about society’s expectations for children.

March 8, 2023