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Opening: Guerrilla Girls and Kara Springer

  • The Galleries at Moore 1916 Race Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)
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Join The Galleries as we welcome in our winter season of exhibitions:

NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: GUERRILLA GIRLS IN THE ARTWORLD AND BEYOND
On view January 20 – March 17, 2018
A major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls collective, this exhibition illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. A selection of the group’s most iconic campaigns and actions from the 80’s and 90’s foregrounds their most daring and rarely seen international projects, which trace the Guerrilla Girls' artistic and activist influence around the globe. Installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” drawn from almost three decades of humorous, heart-warming and shocking communications, and are invited to contribute their own views to an interactive wall installation. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever. Curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and organized by Columbia College, Chicago.

KARA SPRINGER: TEN DAYS BEFORE FREEDOM, A HYMNAL
On view January 20 – March 17, 2018
"Ten Days Before Freedom, A Hymnal" is a new and monumental photographic installation by artist Kara Springer that features a series of photographs taken in Fox Hill, Nassau, a historic site founded in the early 1800s by liberated Africans in The Bahamas. Fox Hill is said to be the last village to receive news of emancipation from bondage for Africans in the British Caribbean, ten days after the initial decree of freedom in 1834. This latest exhibition of Springer’s work presents large photographic prints in sculptural mass that occupy the gallery floor. Taken in a churchyard in the town of Fox Hill, the series of images shown in repetition offer space for a closer contemplation of the precarious nature of transition, of faith, and of building towards freedom.

Kara Springer is a visual artist and industrial designer of Bajan and Jamaican heritage whose interdisciplinary practice explores precarity and brokenness in systems of structural support through engagement with architecture, urban infrastructure, and systems of institutional and political power. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, her MA in New Media and Contemporary Technology from the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle in Paris and a B.Sc Honours in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto concurrent to a B.Des. in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art & Design. She currently lives and works in New York City.
 

Earlier Event: January 18
Opening: Penser l'Afrique
Later Event: January 19
Opening: Networks Within and Around Us