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October 25, 2018

Smiling, Sweating and Resisting | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry

26/10/2018 – 21/12/2018 – All Day
CCA Derry~Londonderry, 10–12 Artillery St, Derry-Londonderry
Launch night: Friday 26 October 2018, 7–10pm Smiling, Sweating and ResistingΒ is a group exhibition of works that circulate around the idea of the carnival and its promiscuous, politically-charged performances. The exhibition departs from the Halloween celebrations in Derry, where suppressed divisions and counternarratives to the conflict of the last 50 years can be seen to emerge in distorted forms, carnivalesque inversions and the overlay of dissonant symbolic systems. Works in the exhibition use carnival and the carnivalesque to think through the conditions of plantation life and sugar production in the Caribbean and their dependence on the transatlantic slave trade (Sonia…
Smiling, Sweating and Resisting | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry