Posing the Question Exhibition
When Heights Arts initially conceived the exhibition Posing the Question last year, the concept was to present an election-season show that would respond to the political climate of 2020. That seemed a good bet to be a stimulating, relevant exhibition. The unwelcome arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic not only necessitated the rescheduling of the exhibition to January 2021, but also inspired an examination of what “political” means more broadly in this suddenly pivotal historical moment. To that end, we have asked a variety of artists to do what artists do best: observe the world around them and respond creatively, with particular attention to the most pressing issues of this strange new year.