The Journal of Visual Culture's new issue: "Armed/Unarmed: Guns in American Visual and Material Culture" Roundtable: The Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics of Exhibitions about Guns. Contributions by Atteqa AliJonathan FerraraKathy O'Dell, and Susanne Slavick (Compiled by Faye Gleisser and Delia Solomons)
With mentions of works by Mel ChinVanessa GermanJenn MeridianDevan Shimoyama and others. And Unloaded artist Adrian Piper's work is reproduced in the Portfolio of Artworks compiled by Faye Gleisser and Delia Solomons.

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Shared my curatorial experience with UNLOADED in "DISPLAY OF ARMS: A Roundtable Discussion about the Public Exhibition of Firearms and Their History" in Technology and Culture, published by Johns Hopkins University Press and edited by Jennifer Tucker.  In conversation with Glenn Adamson, Jonathan S. Ferguson, Josh Garrett-Davis, Erik Goldstein, Ashley Hlebinsky, and David D. Miller.

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UNLOADED at MCAD, June 9 - July 16, 2017

Unloaded is a nationally traveling multimedia group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.

Curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, the exhibition presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by twenty-two artists and collaboratives touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and use of firearms across a range of demographic categories.

The artists in Unloaded visualize the power of the gun as icon and instrument. They explore the role that firearms continue to play in our national mythologies, influencing suicide rates, individual and mass murder statistics, incidents of domestic violence, and the militarization of civilian life. Some show the power that guns wield in our daily realities and personal fantasies. Others mourn and resist that power, doing everything they can to take it away, believing there are better ways to resolve conflicts, ensure safety, and keep the peace.