Hindsight is 2020: Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse

You Can Still Reserve A Free Copy Of This Unique Exhibition-In-A-Box!!

Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse


The Cerritos College Art Gallery is physically closed through Spring 2022, so our Fall 2020 exhibition went mobile. Inspired by art historical precedents - such as Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-Valise, the Fluxus Fluxkits, and Wallace Berman’s Semina mail art project - our Fall show was presented as a limited-run ‘exhibition-in-a-box.’ In the spirit of mutual aid food banks, the gallery will distributing these art boxes free-of-charge (while supplies last) to anyone that requests one (Note: Shipping requires a $25 minimum donation to the Art Gallery Trust with the Cerritos Foundation).

The exhibition, Hindsight is 2020: Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse, consists of miniaturized reproductions of works by fifteen contemporary artists exploring the events and anxieties of the last year, including: plague, virality, isolation, remote contact, face masks, parenting/childhood under lockdown, work/food/housing precarity, struggles in the service industry, plight of frontline/essential workers, disinformation campaigns, conspiracy theories, the constitutional crisis, the rise/return of fascism/anti-semitism, armed militias, police/state violence, protesting bodies, structural racism, xenophobia, the climate crisis, wildfires, etc.

The participating artists are Carmen Argote, Badly Licked Bear, christy roberts berkowitz, Michael Hanson, stephanie mei huang, Michele Jaquis, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Elana Mann, Narsiso Martinez, Thinh Nguyen, Dominic Quagliozzi, Conrad Ruiz, Allison Stewart, Chester Vincent Toye, and Gordon Winiemko.

To request a boxed copy of Hindsight is 2020: Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalpse for yourself and to receive instructions with upcoming pickup locations and dates (contactless, free) or delivery options (donation required to cover cost of shipping), please email James MacDevitt at jmacdevitt@cerritos.edu with your full name and email address.