CURRENT SHOW

#BLM@12G: Masterminding Our Ordered Rage

CURATED BY: Atif Sheikh
SHOW: May 5 - June 24, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTISTS: Friday May 5th, 6-8:30
GALLERY HOURS: Wed - Sat: 11-5 and by appointment.
CONTACT: 215-253-8578, or by email: info@twelvegatesarts.org

This group show is the culmination of a series of monthly workshops, which have taken place at 12G to encourage collaboration and live performance. Inspired by Yolanda Wisher's poem From Imhotep's Kundalini, the artists participating in this Art Intervention explore from diverse angles and mediums the devastating American landscape strewn with the detritus of Black lives. It is the same landscape of systematic yet coolly indifferent state violence against Black people that generations of South Asian Americans also call home, immigrant and non-immigrant. #BLM@12G hopes to unflinchingly  explore the concrete difference in "context, experience and oppression" in the various Black and Desi lives at stake by examining the ways in which  we collectively participate in [anti-Black racism], even unintentionally" and by exploring the interplay between Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements in the South Asian context. Opening to feature poetry performances.

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Masterminding Our Ordered Rage