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Fort Worth Contemporary Arts explores some of the cultural context of art making in a new exhibition, “Black Borders: Artists Of Color, Reframing Culture.” Curated by Fort Worth artist, writer and TCU alumnus Christopher Blay, the show features the works of three internationally-recognized artists, Erika DeFreitas, Amir George and Anansi KNOwBody, in an immersive experience that incorporates photography, video, sculpture and performance.

"Black Borders" examines how cultural identity and experiences factor into the creative process for artists of color. The exhibition considers the distinctive approach each artist takes as they consider their process in context of their cultural identities.

During his time as writer-in-residence for the Art Galleries at TCU in fall 2017, "Black Borders" emerged from a series of conversations Blay had over the past year, including conversations with visiting artists Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and Baseera Kahn. Their exhibitions delved into themes of identity and the African diaspora. From the deeply personal and autobiographical works of DeFreitas, the energetic “living art” of KNOwBody and the futuristic upending of social conventions by George, Black Borders reframes the way we consider contemporary works from artist of color.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 8.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts explores some of the cultural context of art making in a new exhibition, “Black Borders: Artists Of Color, Reframing Culture.” Curated by Fort Worth artist, writer and TCU alumnus Christopher Blay, the show features the works of three internationally-recognized artists, Erika DeFreitas, Amir George and Anansi KNOwBody, in an immersive experience that incorporates photography, video, sculpture and performance.

"Black Borders" examines how cultural identity and experiences factor into the creative process for artists of color. The exhibition considers the distinctive approach each artist takes as they consider their process in context of their cultural identities.

During his time as writer-in-residence for the Art Galleries at TCU in fall 2017, "Black Borders" emerged from a series of conversations Blay had over the past year, including conversations with visiting artists Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and Baseera Kahn. Their exhibitions delved into themes of identity and the African diaspora. From the deeply personal and autobiographical works of DeFreitas, the energetic “living art” of KNOwBody and the futuristic upending of social conventions by George, Black Borders reframes the way we consider contemporary works from artist of color.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 8.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts explores some of the cultural context of art making in a new exhibition, “Black Borders: Artists Of Color, Reframing Culture.” Curated by Fort Worth artist, writer and TCU alumnus Christopher Blay, the show features the works of three internationally-recognized artists, Erika DeFreitas, Amir George and Anansi KNOwBody, in an immersive experience that incorporates photography, video, sculpture and performance.

"Black Borders" examines how cultural identity and experiences factor into the creative process for artists of color. The exhibition considers the distinctive approach each artist takes as they consider their process in context of their cultural identities.

During his time as writer-in-residence for the Art Galleries at TCU in fall 2017, "Black Borders" emerged from a series of conversations Blay had over the past year, including conversations with visiting artists Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and Baseera Kahn. Their exhibitions delved into themes of identity and the African diaspora. From the deeply personal and autobiographical works of DeFreitas, the energetic “living art” of KNOwBody and the futuristic upending of social conventions by George, Black Borders reframes the way we consider contemporary works from artist of color.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 8.

WHEN

WHERE

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery
2900 W. Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
https://finearts.tcu.edu/art/events-and-programs/the-art-galleries-at-tcu/

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