Opening Weekend August 24 – 27
Pearl District Gallery Tour, August 25th, PNCA Stop at 5pm
Presented in tandem with the 2023 Converge 45 Biennial, Social Forms: Art as Global Citizenship, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture is proud to announce Rebirth, Rememory on view in the 157 Gallery at PNCA, August 24th – September 20, 2023.
Location: PNCA, 511 NW Broadway
Contact: Hannah Bakken Morris, Assistant Director CCAC, email@example.com
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
By Appointment: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Johnson, Simiya Sudduth, April Holder and Amanda Moran
Curated by Morgan Rice, LRVS MFA Curatorial Fellow
Rebirth, Rememory investigates colonial strategies of erasure via incarceration and selective history, and the state institutions that act as both sieves and stasis machines for preserving the most palatable histories and most privileged people. The exhibition considers the ways in which institutional memory functions as a form of amnesia, and how the human impulse toward mark-making has the power to combat this erasure. Rebirth, Rememory suggests that art can function not just on behalf of sanitizing colonial violence through “progress” that shuffles already-privileged people upwards, but rather on behalf of generating new ways of knowing that transcend the carceral, extractivist systems that would have us believe there is only one way of organizing ourselves. Art can be liberation from the industrial complex we call “global citizenship–” but if only some of us are liberated, none of us are.