Putting for Pleasure and Politics was a group exhibition featuring nine artist-designed mini golf holes. This playable sculpture garden is comprised of individual artworks that each explore a contemporary social issue through the inherent absurdity of mini golf. From the refugee crisis and our failed attempts to seal off borders and build walls, to wealth disparity, global warming, and racial and gender injustice, these sculptures confront many of the complicated issues impacting our daily lives. For participants, immersing oneself in a round of mini golf provides a coherent, if slightly disturbing, sense of a contemporary world impacted and misshapen by our human desires, follies, and behaviors. [Exhibition Catalog]
Curated by David Darts and featuring Hashel Al Lamki, Wendy Bednarz, Jonny Farrow, Jill Magi, Sandra Peters, Craig Protzel, Goffredo Puccetti, Laura Schneider, and John Torreano. Exhibited at Alserkal Ave., Dubai at the Quoz Arts Fest (January 25 & 26, 2019) and at NYU Abu Dhabi in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Art (November 12-25, 2018).