Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Body Languages

Body Languages..
February 7 - March 12, 2005
At The Katzen Arts Center at American University Washington, DC USA.

This exhibition is presented in support of the 13th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference...http://www.american.edu/cas/anthro/lavenderlanguages/ held at American University (Feb 10 ˆ 12), where common themes are two-fold: how lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered persons, and queers use language in everyday life, and how language gets directed against the LGBT population by others. Extending the concept to visual art, the exhibition features Robert Flynt‚s rumination on the language of desire, in which large-scale, sepia-toned photo-collages of male and female nudes are glimpsed through overlays of 18th and 19th century anatomy charts, and Mary Coble‚s painfully direct indictment of hate crimes, in which the names of 430 victims appear on an expansive grid of small paper sheets. The artist‚s „medium‰ for this performance-based work is her own blood, created by typographic, self-healing tattoos.

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Organized by Provisions Library
1611 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20009

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