Falke Pisano, Henrik Plenge Jacobsen, Sondra Perry, Babak Golkar and Whitman Young

Object Oriented Apology
, October 2015

This October Grizzly Grizzly is thrilled to host “Object Oriented Apology,” an exhibition of international artists curated by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, the artist duo behind INCA: Institute for New Connotative Action. This multi-disciplinary exhibition –featuring Falke Pisano (Berlin), Henrik Plenge Jacobsen (Copenhagen), Sondra Perry (Harlem), Babak Golkar (Vancouver) and Whitman Young (LA)­– is a part of Alternative Currencies, a Philadelphia-based project that gathers independent contemporary arts groups from around the country to share their innovative modes of working.
More information about INCA and the artists here.

Object Oriented Apology is composed of works by artists who will have solo shows at INCA in the near future. The framework for the exhibition was developed in parallel with the debut publication of INCA Press: "Forms of Education: Couldn't Get a Sense of It" expected Winter 2015.

Curator statement:

You think a great deal about the improvement of youth?
-Yes, I do.
Tell the judges, then, who is their improver...
-The laws.
But that, my good sir, is not my meaning. I want to know who the person is, who, in the first place, knows the laws.
-The judges, Socrates, who are present in court.
What do you mean to say, Meletus, that they are able to instruct and improve youth?
-Certainly they are.
What, all of them, or some only and not others?
-All of them.
By the goddess Here, that is good news! There are plenty of improvers, then. And what do you say of the audi-
ence, - do they improve them?
-Yes, they do.
And the senators?
-Yes, the senators improve them.
But perhaps the members of the citizen assembly corrupt them? - or do they too improve them?
-They improve them.
Then every Athenian improves and elevates them; all with the exception of myself; and I alone am their corrupter? 
Is that what you affirm?
-That is what I stoutly affirm."

-Apology By Plato