Possession showcases the work of 12 international Black women artists, whose work explores multiple concepts of being and belonging. Through deeply personal expressions these artists reflect on Black womanhood as a dynamic archive of knowledge, formed of flesh, spirit and memory. In mixed media practices and against the backdrop of their own biographies, they offer rare and beautiful insights into what it means to travel with this identity through public and private spaces, to dare to speak where voices are often subdued or silenced, and to honour ancestral inheritances as creators of art. Whilst clearly confronting the enduring legacies of slavery and colonialism experienced in their own lives, these artists also poetically demonstrate the healing and transformative power of sharing ones own story with a community of witnesses.
Possession: Art, Power and Black Womanhood
June 6 – July 5, 2014
New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark
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