‘a place where we can be together’ is a group show interested in creating a space for dreaming personal mythologies and a visual poetics of healing. Curated by Claire de Carteret, the exhibition seeks to unravel utopian impulses and desires of the artists. It is joyful and wanting, an allegorical slip that searches beyond imaginative boundaries, tracing the edge of a new place, where we can be together.
‘a place where we can be together’ is heavily inspired by the Coyolxauhqui Imperative, a concept developed by Chicana queer theorist, Gloria E. Anzaldúa. According to Anzaldúa, “The Coyolxauhqui imperative is to heal and achieve integration. When fragmentation occur you fall apart and feel as though you’ve been expelled from paradise. The Coyolxauhqui imperative is an ongoing process of making and unmaking. There is never any resolution, just the process of healing. [...] the act of calling back those pieces of the self/ soul that have been dispersed or lost ... after being split, dismembered, or torn apart la persona has to pull herself together, re-member and reconstruct herself on another level” - Gloria E. Anzaldúa.
Maria Wang (d-grade)
Paula do Prado
image: Abya Yala by Paula do Prado