Noel Anderson: Blak Origin Moment

Presented by Contemporary Arts Center

Venue: Contemporary Arts Center

City: Cincinnati

Noel Anderson is a Louisville, KY-born artist and a professor at the University of Cincinnati, presently working in New York City. He is known for complex investigations into the evolving make-up of black male identity translated through a variety of textiles - from old rugs to digitally produced tapestries. This exhibition emerges out of performance work Anderson is doing with readings of scripts established through interviews of black men. Prompted by the provocative question, "When did you know you were black?" he produces a series of intimate interviews/recollections as to the origin and genealogy of black consciousness . While there is no one consensus of black thought, there are shared experiences which propose the plurality of singularity, and vice versa. Through a diverse means of representation, this show seeks to examine material and immaterial manifestations of contemporary black masculine thought as expressed through analog (historical) and contemporary (digital) means. The works in this exhibition will range from prints and woven photographic textiles to video and live performance. While understanding is sought, closure is evaded in hopes the audience will leave provoked to further investigate.

Noel Anderson: Blak Origin Moment is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center and curated by Steven Matijcio. It is on display February 10-June 18.

  • February 10, 2017 – June 18, 2017
  • Sat Mar 25 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 26 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Mar 27 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Mar 29 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 30 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Mar 31 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Apr 01 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Apr 02 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Apr 03 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Apr 05 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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