Ethnographic Terminalia, an exhibit by artists and ethnographers
Professor Craig Cambell's exhibit to coincide with AAA meeting in Philadelphia
Posted: November 12, 2009
This exhibition features original works by: Trudi-Lynn Smith; Erica Lehrer and Hannah Smotrich; Kate Hennessy and Oliver Neumann; Marko and Gordana Zivkovic; Chris Fletcher; Roderick Coover; Jayasinhji Jhala; Craig Campbell; Mike Evans and Stephen Foster; Stephanie Spray; and Scott and Jen Webel. While these works are deployed within the rubric of anthropology they answer visual and aesthetic questions in unique and particular fashion, decentering the priviledged categories of both ethnography and art through various mediums.
According to the curatorial team: “This exhibit will be of great interest not only to professional anthropologists but other publics as well. By drawing the studied methodologies of ethnography into a familiar art environment this collective exhibition delivers an all too uncommon challenge to disciplinary and professional boundaries. By engaging with the politics of representation, memory, documentation, and archive Ethnographic Terminalia will impress upon all visitors their own stake in the interpretation of cultural worlds.” The works presented in Ethnographic Terminalia address the possibility of showing and interpreting cultural worlds outside of the traditional cinematic, museological, and textual frameworks of Cultural Anthroplogy while challenging the art world to consider the sensuous complexities and textures of everyday life.
Visit the website for more details about the show: www.metafactory.ca/terminalia
4 December 2009 7-10.00pm
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, Philadelphia (PA)
December 2-20, 2009
Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-6pm
Entry is free
Craig Campbell, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)
Anabelle Rodriguez, Independent Curator (Philadelphia, PA)
Fiona McDonald, University College London (London, England)
Kate Hennessy, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
Stephanie Takaragawa, Chapman University (Orange, CA)