Word of the Year (WOTY) 2017: "YOUTHQUAKE"
Youthquake: a shift in cultural norms influenced by the values, tastes, and mores of young people
Word of the Year (WOTY) is an exhibition project hosted by Hunter East Harlem Gallery, inviting emerging curators to activate the a wall at Hunter College's Silberman School of Social Work using Oxford English Dictionary's "word of the year" from the previous year.
By using a word culled from mass media as a prompt, the exhibition space acts as a site for artists and curators to engage in a month-long dialogue about collective consciousness and understanding how semantics can play a crucial role in shaping public opinion.
Past Word of the Year:
Word of the Year 2016: "POST-TRUTH"
Post-Truth: an adjective defined as relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.