Yemoja. Isis. Gaia. Virgen de Guadalupe. The supreme deity that is primordial, primal, and fosters rebirth despite our denial of her existence. Curated by artist Rashayla Marie Brown, The Divine Feminine will elevate the video and performance-based works of emerging artists that explore the feminine body of color as a site of potential liberation and culture heroism. The Divine Feminine is a statement of solidarity, as much as it revels in the playful nature of mythic, heroic alter egos and expressions of empowered femininity. Inclusive in how the terms “feminine,” “body,” and “of color” are defined, the works shown also highlight themes of transgender empowerment and cultural hybridity as well as practices informed by womanism, liberation, sexual objectification, and transcendence.
Featuring work by: Allana Clarke, Jacquelyn Carmen “CQQCHIFRUIT” Guerrero in collaboration with Kiam Marcelo Junio, Precious Davis, Ayana Evans, NIC Kay, Tameka Norris, Kenya Robinson, and Amina Ross. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion of local artists moderated by the curator. Please note: this program includes nudity and strong language.
Co-sponsored by SAIC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.