Exhibit: The Body As Site Of

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

The artworks in this exhibition address the body as a site of personal agency, political activism, and vulnerability, while acknowledging that these topics are not necessarily discrete. Human experience rarely unfolds in only one plane at a time and thus identity is complex. Whether in the form of a photograph or an illustration, the emotionally evocative works by these talented young artists convey multidimensional realities that challenge divisions of the physical and mental, the cerebral and visceral, and the spiritual and the material.

Curated by Brigitte Santana, Public Humanities MA Student at Brown University and CSREA Curatorial Fellow, 2016-2017.

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