Katie Chin     |     nod@katiechin.com


There is Only After

In this group exhibition I presented two works, We are the Safety Net and Uneven. Together they reflect on the porosity of social organization. Life under capitalism is precarious and often creates tenuous relationships between people and groups – boss to worker, neighbor to neighbor, community to community – all vying for space and seemingly constrained resources. But every so often the veil of capitalist realism is lifted, and competition transforms into collaboration. What happens when we shake hands with strangers and trust our loose ties?

We are the Safety Net

192’’ x 130’’ x 10’’
Ceramic imprints from The New School community handshakes, netting, trapeze bars, cables, hardware, gold leaf, paint, and blank legal paper


10” x 31” x 6”
Steel, plaster

Photography credit: Ryan Van Der Hout