Nancy Chunn Post-9/11 Culture of Fear with Chunn’s Darkly Comical New Show

Artsy Oct 23, 2016

“Crime rates have been dropping, dropping, dropping,” sociologist Barry Glassner said in Michael Moore’s 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine. “Fear of crime has been going up, up, up. How can that be possible? It doesn’t make any sense.”

Perpetuated by politicians and the media, that phenomenon—what Glassner calls “the culture of fear”—inspired an ambitious body of work by New York–based artist Nancy Chunn. Like Moore, she felt moved to investigate the subject in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Now, after years of work, her site-specific “Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear” arrives at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York Now, with hundreds of interconnected works that explore our post-9/11 world.

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