Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair

Sculpture/New Media

Mar 12 - Apr 13

DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART - DUKE HALL

Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair

Sculpture/New Media

Mar 12 - Apr 13

DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART - DUKE HALL


PHOTO BY ALAN KARCHMER
Seating: Reserved

Colonial Wounds/ Postcolonial Repair, an exhibition co-curated by Maureen Shanahan and Beth Hinderliter, traces the story of French colonialism and colonial violence through the contemporary artwork of Algerian artist Amina Menia (b. 1976) and Franco-Algerian artist Kader Attia (b. 1970) () as contextualized by historical materials. Menia’s photography, film and installation works look at how the Algerian monuments from World War I and the era of French colonization (1830-1962) have been reappropriated, demolished or left to disintegrate. Attia’s work foregrounds missing limbs and facial disfiguration as the literal wounds suffered by North African soldiers during World War I and as metaphors for the damage to the social body. Their artwork will be contextualized through World War I era medical illustrations, documentary photography, and film borrowed from the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, and from archives in France.

Reception: March 12 (Please note the date change from March 11)

For all events associated with this exhibition, visit Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.


Seating: Reserved
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HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!



  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).



  • The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra makes its Forbes Center debut on its first-ever North American tour!



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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