Opening Reception for unstable objects, an exhibition curated by GWSS/UW Assistant Professor Kemi Adeyemi, and Assistant Professor Sampada Aranke, Art Institute of Chicago.

The Alice art exhibition unstable objects
The Alice art exhibition unstable objects

The Alice Exhibition Announcement

unstable objects

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 24-7 pm.  

On view September 2 - October 7, 2017
Open Saturdays 12-7pm or by appointment.
6007 12th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108

The Alice is honored to have two guest curators, Kemi Adeyemi and Sampada Aranke, featuring works by artists Martinez E-B,  Zachary Fabri, Steffani Jemison, Kambui Oluijimi and Amina Ross in their exhibition unstable objects.

unstable objects examines sculptural forms that undertake peculiar affiliations between structure and ambiguity, transforming (dis)figured objects into questionable bodies of inquiry. As the attention to materiality itself is never divorced from racial hierarchies, the exhibition investigates trespassed boundaries between body/object, form/content, and visual/haptic as more than simply pressing against sculptural mandates. These unstable objects prompt counter-intuitive practices of looking askance, imagining sound, and feeling space that reflect on the presumed stability of The Body while revealing the formal as deeply social.

Kemi Adeyemi and Sampada Aranke are Assistant Professors at the University of Washington and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, respectively. Our work considers performance theories of embodiment, visual culture, and black cultural and aesthetic theory. We have written on contemporary practices in outlets ranging from e-fluxArtforum, and Art Journal to Sounding Out!Palimpsest, and QED. This work has included catalog essays for Kambui Olujimi, Zachary Fabri, Sadie Barnette, Jovencio de la Paz, Oliverio Rodriguez, Marianne Fairbanks, and others. We look forward to convening conferences, colloquia, festivals, and exhibitions in London, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, and the Bay Area over the duration of 2017 and 2018.