NIA Centre for the Arts | 4th Annual Exposed: Solace
Marvin Luvualu Antonio
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”- Audre Lord, A Burst of Life
Solace explores the various ways in which self-love and self-care can manifest in our daily lives. Self-care and self-love can be challenging especially when considering external pressures derived from professional, social, familial responsibilities and interactions. Many of us are stretched thin between personal ambitions and societal obligations, leaving little room for self-care rituals. It is through conscious acts of care that one can find ways of tapping into the highest expression of selfhood as it relates to the restoration of broken spirits and fatigued bodies.
This fourth iteration of Exposed will feature works by Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Danièle Dennis, Jah Grey, Desmond Miller, Esmaa Mohamoud, Nadijah Robinson, and Ève Tagny. The selected artists will generate accessible and engaging conversations about (but not limited to) the importance of self-preservation and allyship as means to cope with anti-black violence and daily micro-agressions. This exhibition aims to create a space where the audience can re-energize, re-center, and meditate on the ways in which one sustains his/her/their physical and emotional health.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ARTISTS TALK ON MONDAY 21st, 2016, 7PM-9PM at The Gladstone Hotel.