Black Boys Look Blue – Opening Reception

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Black Boys Look Blue – Opening Reception

June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sumesh Sharma brings to 12G this series of photographs from Mumbai-based artist Amol K. Patil. Patil is a performance and visual artist who graduated from Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Art in 2009. The series of 13 photographs holds references to Dalit (”untouchable” caste) social justice movements and also Black Liberation movements, which partly inspired the Dalit movement. “Traditionally, the Dalits had practiced trades, working as leather tanners, cobblers, blacksmiths, funeral attendants, and musicians and folk performers. Patil’s family came from a long history of folk performers called ‘Powada.’” (from “Where Does That Put You?”: Artists’ Stories in Global Curatorial Practice, Sharma, March 2017)


June 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Twelve Gates Arts
51 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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