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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Bodies of Knowledge

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park,
New Orleans, USA
Jun 28, 2019 To Oct 13, 2019


Detail: Bodies of Knowledge brings together ten international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. Working with materials that range from books and silent film to ink, ashes and musical scores, artists Manon Bellet, Wafaa Bilal, Garrett Bradley, Adriana Corral, Mahmoud Chouki, Zhang Huan, William Kentridge, Shirin Neshat, Edward Spots and Wilmer Wilson IV propose language as a living and ever-evolving document that can counter more staid and static ways of representing our collective pasts. Organized around a series of immersive installation and film projects, Bodies of Knowledge asks us to consider how we might write more inclusive narratives, reshape public space, and account for bodies and histories that have, in large measure, been written out of them. Bringing a new global perspective to current conversations in New Orleans surrounding cultural preservation and historical memory, Bodies of Knowledge draws together artists working with many different systems of knowledge to illustrate how history can be erased, rewritten and asserted anew.

Phone No.: 504.658.4100
Fax: 504.658.4199
Site URL: https://noma.org/exhibitions/bodies-of-knowledge#about

Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2000 (Detail)
Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2000 (Detail)
Edition A/P 1, 80 x 70 inches each
9 Chromogenic color prints on Fuji Archival paper
Photograph courtesy Zhang Huan Studio © Zhang Huan, courtesy Pace Gallery

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