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COOPER GALLERY PRESENTS: “ARTIST RESPONSE!”
December 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree; Tickets Required
Boston-based artist, Dell M. Hamilton, responds to our Carrie Mae Weems exhibition with an intriguing in-gallery performance, engaged with the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, race, language and history.
Blues/Blank/Black incorporates key texts from two of Toni Morrison’s most well known and widely taught novels: The Bluest Eye and Beloved. In addition the performance also conjures figures from American fairytales (goldilocks, Brer Rabbit) and Latin American (La Sucia & La Llorona) folkloric traditions. Blues/Blank/Black also juxtaposes these elements with the invocation of some of the names of black women who have died as a result of police violence. Through gesture, color and repetition, BluesBlankBlack interrogates trauma and its afterlives as a way of accounting for intergenerational memory, madness, haunting and erasure.
Very limited entry:
This is a live performance (~ 25/30 min) that moves through the gallery.
Followed by a reception.
Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, December 13th, at 10 am!
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