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In Place of Now

  • Location: Opalka Gallery Sage College of Albany 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 Albany, NY 12208
  • Dates: February 23, 2019 - April 13, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: Tuesdays - Fridays 12 - 7pm; Saturdays: 12 - 4pm
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Co-curated by Judie Gilmore, gallery director, and writer and scholar Rone Shavers, In Place of Now showcases both emerging and established artists whose work engages in the politically subversive acts of picturing "otherness," reinventing the past, and reclaiming the future. These themes are common to Afrofuturism, now nearly 30 years old, but when viewed in today's hyper-partisan social and cultural spheres, they appear more political and less fantastical, more dystopian than utopian, and surprisingly more about us now, rather than an exploration of the other at any other time. That is to say, given our current political climate, works that include or address notions of estrangement seem more relevant, present, and profound than ever before. Within this context, we are interested in artwork that offers new speculations regarding contemporary black identity and explores issues of blackness, which again seems to be in contention.

    ARTISTS

    Willie Cole

    Renée Cox

    Shani Crowe

    Krista Franklin

    Wayne Hodge

    Darian Longmire

    Stacey Robinson

    Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

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