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 features historical film and photography in communication with the artwork of Franco-Algerian artist, Kader Attia. Winner of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize, Attia addresses the contested legacy of World War I and French colonialism in his collage, sculpture, film and multimedia installations. His art interrogates the war’s wounds (physical, social and psychological) and its crises of citizenship and nationhood that in turn provoked the revolutions of the 1950s and 1960s. This exhibition examines the long cultural amnesia around World War I as a colonial-imperial war, contradicting its supposed aim to end all wars. By focusing on the repairs required to heal these war wounds, Attia’s work considers our collective memories of colonialism, the wars fought in its name, and the institutions conditioned by it. 

Reception: March 11


Seating: Reserved
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HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • 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).



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


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