The exhibition “Space is the Place” by international artists, Saya Woolfalk, Wendy Red Star, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, David Huffman in Disjecta.
In the loosely defined movement of afrofuturism artists use the imagery and language of science-fiction to construct visual narratives about identity, politics, and technology. Coined by cultural critics aiming to draw a connective thread through the work of artists and writers such as Parliament-Funkadelic, Sun Ra, Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler, afrofuturism re-examines technology through the lens of ‘the other’—laying bare the fact that people of color are often the victims of new technology rather than the benefactors, while also imagining a world where it is otherwise.
Contemporary art theorists have argued that afrofuturism acts as gateway to explore connections between science fiction, gender, technology, race, and other social topics. This exhibition investigates the evolution and mutation of afrofuturism as it breaks away from the movement’s original constraints.
Space is the Place
Date: March 23rd – April 28th, 2013
Opening hours: 12:00 – 17:00 or by appointment (Open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Opening reception: March 23rd, 18:00 – 22:00
Address: 8371 N Interstate, Portland, OR 97217
Tel: +1 503 286 9449
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi