Arts and Performance

The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies

February 28, 2020April 9, 2020

Lubin House

“Presuppose that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover it.” – D. Scot Miller

The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies is a political exhibition, by nature, seeking to reinvest itself within the uncanny depictions of Black bodies residing in distant pasts and presents via the cultural aesthetic and liberatory framework of Afrosurrealism.

Steered to cultivate an alternative perspective, the exhibition will explore notions of breaching consciousness via its contextualization within collage. Mirroring the selected artists, the curation of the exhibition utilizes a variety of methods and material which contribute to the inter-sectional navigation of narrative within sociopolitical issues surrounding the reality of being a Black body residing within our current society. Specifically focusing on the endured experiences and sensibilities of Black bodies, how do we cope with the trauma(s) induced by the modernization of the Black American? Is it through newfound skill at creating an entirely different world organically connected to the one in which we reside . . . or via the Black aesthetic in its actual contemporary lived life?

Curated by Evan A. Starling-Davis and organized by the Community Folk Art Center

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This event was published on February 28, 2020.


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