There will also be a conversation with Sandra de la Loza, Fran Ilich and Jennifer Ponce de León on histories of insurgency, on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Slought is pleased to announce “Resurgent Histories, Insurgent Futures,” an exhibition about cultural guerrilla warfare from across the Americas. Curated by Jennifer Ponce de León, the exhibition features the work of participating artists and groups Etcétera…, Grupo de Arte Callejero, Iconoclasistas, Fran Ilich, The Pocho Research Society for Erased and Invisible History, and Frente 3 de Fevereiro. The exhibition will be on display in the Slought galleries September 7 – October 1, 2017. Join us for an opening reception and curator’s talk on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm.
The exhibition documents incisive instances of cultural guerrilla warfare from across the Americas: artistic practices engaged in struggles over political narratives, the meanings and direction of history, and the forging of collective futures. These experimental practices – which challenge codified conceptions of art — produce and disseminate culture in modes not beholden to state ideological apparatuses or the siloing of forms of knowledges these promulgate. Through aesthetico-political practices this exhibition charts different spaces across the Americas bringing into view commonalities in struggle, as well as lineaments of internationalist resistance.