Enclosure is Postponed

Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, we regret to inform you Rachel Rose’s extraordinary new video commission Enclosure, scheduled from December 9, 2020, to January 10, 2021, has been postponed. We look forward to presenting the work in the near future.

If you are a ticket holder to this event, please await further communication from Park Avenue Armory regarding refunds and exchanges. If you would like to contact the Box Office directly, please call (212) 933-5812 Monday–Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm, or email solutions@armoryonpark.org. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

“Creating order out of chaos is a particular strength of Rose’s, not least because her subject matter is vast, wide, and deep”
W Magazine

In this commissioned work, Rachel Rose offers Enclosure, a heist film about survival in the 17th-century agrarian English countryside during a period of radical transformations that left the disenfranchised in a state of uncertainty and fear. As an artist who is “redefining video art” (Interview Magazine), Rose uses the massive canvas of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall as an opportunity to push her practice to a new scale. The film follows the Famlee, a cult-like clan of grifters led by Jaccko, a hustler who in the wake of the Enclosure Laws, persuades the rural inhabitants to sell him their land for almost nothing, for his own mercenary purposes. Recent, the key teenage member of The Famlee, is essential to Jaccko as she is tasked with learning the behaviors and livelihoods of their targets, and then closing the deal. It is on the journey to their last predation that the story begins. Set beneath a mysterious black orb whose inky aura and other-worldly presence hints at a major cosmic event, the film shows how the natural world was perceived at the time and alludes to the scale of the dire changes soon to come. Accompanying the presentation of the film will be supportive materials on the Enclosure Laws and their widespread social, economic and ecological consequences that resonate with many of today’s issues.

Artist Talk: Enclosure
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:00pm
Tickets: $15

This event has been postponed.

North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and LUMA Foundation Commission

Curated by Tom Eccles


Enclosure is supported by a generous gift from Ken Kuchin and Tyler Morgan. The production is also supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image:  Rachel Rose, Enclosure (still), 2019. Courtesy of the Artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome


December 9, 2020–
January 10, 2021

Enclosure has been postponed.

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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