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COOPER GALLERY PRESENTS: “ARTIST RESPONSE!”

December 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free; 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!

Details

Date:
December 22, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free; Tickets Required
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.coopergalleryhc.org/new-events/

Venue

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery
102 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA United States

Organizer

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery
Phone:
1 (617) 495-8508
Email:
HutchinsCenter@fas.harvard.edu
Website:
http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/cooper-gallery

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