Social Studies

Social Studies, at its heart, is about our relationship with ambition, not just as a society but as individuals within it. Every viewer will bring to the work their own politics, their own assumptions, their own expectations for fine art, and thankfully Forsythe is mature enough to leave room in his work for us to move around. The work here could easily have been loud and brash in its cultural criticism. But the show, for all its eccentricity, is really quite hushed and grounded. We are invited to question our assumptions, to acknowledge our legacies, to literally laugh at our pride. And those that give the work their full attention will be handsomely rewarded.

Read the full essay "On Social Studies" written by Russ White