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In the Words, In the Bones

In the Words, In the Bones
Curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz
Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts
May 23–July 21, 2019

Artists Panel | Thursday May 23, 5:30–7 pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, May 23, 7–9 pm

Participating artists: Marina Leybishkis, Nyugen E. Smith, Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi

Stories of origin cannot exist without a language to tell them in, without a tongue to carry the words. In the Words, In the Bones is an exhibition about inherited identities as grounded in language and in the body. Three artists with roots in Central Asia (Uzbekistan), Eastern Europe (Hungary) and the Caribbean (Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago) uncover their family histories, examine the contentious heritage of the colonial era and postcommunist ruptures and absences. The stories they inherited are marked with political conflicts and personal loss, but their own gestures are constitutive in nature. Through the use of invented languages, recovered historical records and reconstructed cultural artifacts, the artists create new, empowering narratives of reclamation, revival and growth.

Entry to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Selected as part of The Boston Globe's The Ticket for the week of May 26, 2019.

Read the full Boston Globe review here: Looking into the darkness, at Mills Gallery

Read the Baystate Banner review here: Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories

Read more about Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi’s Lukács in Boston, 2019 here: George Lukács Stature in Tel Aviv

Event 

Title:
In the Words, In the Bones | Curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz
When:
May 23, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 
Where:
Mills Gallery - Boston
Category:
Visual Arts

Venue

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Venue:
Mills Gallery   -   Website
Street:
551 Tremont Street
ZIP:
02116
City:
Boston
State:
MA
Country:
Country: us

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12 noon–5 pm

Thursday–Saturday
12 noon–9 pm

Sunday
12 noon–5 pm

 

National Endowment for the Arts

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