Date & Time
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 3:00 PM to Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC)
New Witnesses asks the viewer to consider a more manifold approach to history, where time happens within us, as well as around us. Our bodies, our interiority, and the endless spheres outside of ourselves all mark this passage differently. For McClenon, Ogbara, and o’neal, there is power in these interior histories, and in the body, to not just traverse time but to warp it, reject it, and, at times quite surprisingly, hold space for tenderness within it. This kind of time travel explores what it is to see, to be seen, to be marked in time, or to refuse to be seen at all.
New Witnesses is the culminating exhibition of the 2021 cohort of the Arts + Public Life (APL) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) Artists in Residence program. These works were produced during a ten-month residency, while navigating the continuing restrictions and pressures of the ongoing pandemic.