Emily Small

Projects about myth making, movement, loss, and love. 

Emily (she/her) is currently based in San Francisco, California.


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Emily Small

Being in life without wanting the world / Climate Control / Fear, San Francisco, CA

Spiritual Inflammation by Alonso Leon-Velarde text

Hot Clock Rhythm by Leonel Salguero text

The Garden of Eden text

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management 
Artist Space, New York

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management challenges the dominant modern conception of time as objective, divisible, and linear. Situating the global imposition of this naturalized temporal order alongside the advent of Western capitalist modernity and the implementation of standardized clock time, the exhibition explores how time is represented, lived, and contested in the catastrophic present

Kobby Adi, Julieta Aranda, Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Yto Barrada, Black Quantum Futurism, Helen Cammock, Maria Chávez, Kajsa Dahlberg, Kevin Jerome Everson, Brendan Fernandes, ektor garcia, Hicham Gardaf, Gerard & Kelly, Simon Gush, Sky Hopinka, Clare Hu, Samson Kambalu, Karrabing Film Collective, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Rosalind Nashashibi, Katie Paterson, Dario Robleto, Finnegan Shannon, and Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management, Catalog 

Designed by Jonathan Gorman with The Whitney Museum of American Art.  

Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management, film program 
Eflux Screening Room, Brooklyn, NY

Image: Rosalind Nashashibi, Denim Sky (2022)

A.K. Burns’ Prepositions of the Future The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY

This exhibition worked with artifacts from artist A.K. Burns’ ten year epic Negative Space to link a re-articulation of a politics of representation to the ongoing contemporary environmental crisis.

Accompanying the exhibition was a speaker series which featured a presentation with A.K. Burns, as well as a talk by historian and theorist Jack Halberstam. A short publication on A.K. Burns’ work was published by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and The Wallach Art Gallery.