MICHAEL PRIBICH-2015 XQ Resident Artist Upcoming Exhibitions
I want to share some news about current and future work projects. I’ve been in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan the last month collecting video and audio from different labor sites. Initially I went to record the wheat harvest in the Badakshan region of the Pamirs. I discovered additional people to work with including the rice workers in Ozgun, Kyrgyzstan and the blacksmiths in Osh. Both the Pamir and Ozgun regions have been farming in the current locations for over 2000 years. Hand processes are still utilized. I plan to use this imagery to create new video works that reflect the ongoing labor practices. I recognize a link in these very old work processes, and present day labor necessity in the economically developed world. Additionally the environmental impact is a source of knowledge. Knowing about these farmers and laborers is the opposite of globalization – the world seems a bigger place instead of smaller.
I am included in two current exhibitions:
– Converging Visions, curated by Maria Dominguez at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY; Sept 15 – Oct. 28, 2016
– Bringing Brooklyn To Norfolk, curated by Patrick Todd, Gallery 21, Norfolk, Virginia; Sept 23 – Nov. 5, 2016
60 Americans, curated by Terrence Sanders, Makeshift Museum, 1855 Industrial St, Arts District, LA, CA, Oct. 22 – Nov. 25, 2016
– Artist Couples, Group Exhibition, Taller Boricua, New York, NY, November. Details coming.