Untitled by Jared Thorne
Every Day Contains All of History
Thursday, October 19 – Friday, November 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday October 19, 2017, 5—7PM
Free Parking in the Cherry St. garage, levels 5 & 6
Curated by: Davin Watne
As a black artist investigating the culture of his own people, Jared Thorne seeks to challenge hegemonic as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity in America and beyond. This series continues his longstanding work exploring American cultural and structural responses to black bodies – blackness not as a construct or an idea but as a literal and physical presence in our national life. Specifically, how do reflections of black history shape our culture? How does the act of archiving that history inform how Black identity is perceived and received?
Thorne will lecture about his current exhibit as well as his substantial body of work in Lens 2 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 6 pm on Friday, October 13.
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