|Persona: A Body in Parts, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC|
||We are pleased to announce Barbara Probst's participation in the following exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC:|
Persona: A Body in Parts
Sep 17, 2011 – Dec 11, 2011
Persona: A Body in Parts explores alternate and multiple representations of the self in current visual art. Organized by Weatherspoon Curator of Exhibitions, Xandra Eden, the exhibition includes a striking selection of work in which the body, whether the artist’s own or another’s, becomes a plastic surrogate form from which multiple and complex identities are projected. Artists participating in the exhibition include Barbara Probst, Nikki S. Lee, Carter, Kate Gilmore, Nick Cave, and Gillian Wearing.
The artists in Persona adopt chameleon-like personas, don self-made “second skins,” and project fragmented views of the body, to create a view of identity similar to the effect of light shining through a prism, each part separating out into different, though often enigmatic, representations of the self.
The work in Persona: A Body in Parts has its historical roots in early body and performance art of the 1970s, such as that of Ana Mendieta and Rebecca Horn, and later artists who explored more artificial or media-driven selves, including Cindy Sherman and Yasumasa Morimura. Each artist in the exhibition provides valuable insight into thinking about the body as participating in a series of knowledge-producing relations, rather than as a distinct, static entity.
Performances of Kate Gilmore’s Wall Bearer are scheduled for the opening and closing Saturdays, first Thursdays and Saturdays of each month, and for Persona related events.
Persona: A Body in Parts is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions. This exhibition and related public programs are made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company. Special thanks to Heather Flow and to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin.
Weatherspoon Art Museum
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170