Activism Excursion: Perilous Bodies, Activist Art Exhibit Thursday 4/4

Activism Excursion: Perilous Bodies, Activist Art Exhibit at the new Ford Foundation Gallery

explore the inhumanity and injustice created by divisions of gender, race, class, and ethnicity @ the Ford Foundation Gallery's Perilous Bodies exhibit. Thursday 4/4 Students will depart from the Social Action Suite at 3:00PM, Metrocards will be provided.


The trilogy of exhibitions in the gallery's inaugural year offer varied interpretations on the theme of Utopian Imagination. The exhibitions bring together a diverse group of international artists who draw on craft, activism, data visualization, and agitprop to point the way to a more just future. Perilous Bodies, the first exhibition in the series, includes photography, sculpture, video, installation, and performance by artists using their own cultural traditions to address oppression. Exploring societal violence fueled by xenophobia, racism, class, and gender inequality, these artworks make powerful statements about ideas and realities we are quick to turn away from: black bodies, refugee camps, the detritus of borderlands, broken earth. Through these works, the artists seek to transform a world in peril into one we all want to live in.

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