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Smith College Museum of Art, Exhibit: To trace for to carry
June 15 - July 15
These artworks consider how the human body acts as a vessel for—and mother to—the memories, languages, and ghosts that link past, present, and future. The United States, where nearly all of these artists live, occupies a paradoxical place in their work. The U.S. government, military, and police appear as the cause of persistent violence and oppression and yet the country also promises to provide a site for refuge and relief. As contemporary artists seek to address the worlds in which they live, their art raises important questions about whose bodies and whose stories matter.
May 4, 2018–January 31, 2019