Exhibition Takes Aim at One-Dimensional Representations of Black Women’s Bodies in History and Contemporary Media.
Currently on view at WOMAN MADE Gallery in Chicago, “Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body” seeks to dismantle tired stereotypes of black women and the black body via the works of different artists.
While the exhibition’s title is a nod to Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s 1993 edition of the piece “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color,” curator Janice Bond tells DAZED that she also drew inspiration from Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems.
“To Trust and Let Go, I Head in Your Direction”, Ifeatuanya Chiejina
“Turn Your Back on Liberation, Saar”, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
“Aunt Sara”, Candace Hunter
“Saffronia”, Candace Hunter
“Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body” is on view at Chicago’s WOMAN MADE Gallery from now until February 25th. For more information, go HERE.