My Kingdom for a Stage: Contemporary Ibero-American Staged Photography
Reception: Friday, November 6, 6-9pm; Part of Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk
Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 12th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
In partnership with the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association, My Kingdom for a Stage is a curated exhibition featuring works that illuminate a spectrum of staged photographic practices by contemporary Ibero-American photographers working in documentary and conceptual traditions.
Photography is often equated to an indelible truth, but since its infancy the medium has been as much about promoting fantasy as reality. The works created in this show illuminate this spectrum of staged photographic practice: from documentary to the purely conceptual, the performance is in the work. All are united in an Ibero-American identity, whether through the use of symbols, magical realism and whimsy, or the cultural forces that inform the Ibero-American diaspora. Contemporary and cultural concerns are revealed in these artists’ works as they explore their own emigrations, dying cultural customs, environmentalism, religious iconography, and other topics analogous to the Ibero-American identity. The borders of the original kingdom have become fluid and the stage has expanded to occupy a multiplicity of voices springing from one original platform.
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