The series ANTI/body revisits the Western Art History gaze that I explored in How to be a Monster, imagining misegenated forms that collapse the binaries of “East/West”, “Black/White”, “Savage/Civilized”—they are bodies that have survived the trauma of history and through their very existence resist the political and social violence of our present culture by pointing us towards a future of liberation. I also explored these issues in an essay titled The Aesthetics of Empire.
ANTI/body (featuring pieces 1-6) opened in Chicago on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6-9pm at boundary in Morgan Park.
A publication was created for the show including preview images of work. Print copies will be available for purchase at the gallery, a digital version is available here.