Quadruple-Consciousness

3 Dec 2010 - 30 Jan 2011
00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Vox Populi Gallery

Quadruple-Consciousness
Curated by Malik Gaines

Vox Populi Gallery 319 N. 11 Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107Featuring Ei Arakawa & Sergei Tcherepnin, Xavier Cha, Zackary Drucker, Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), Mark Flores, Sherin Guirguis, Vishal Jugdeo, Nzuji De Magalhães, Wardell Milan, Meleko Mokgosi, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Taisha Paggett, Adam Pendleton, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alexandro Segade, Kianja Strobert, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Nicolau VergueiroFriday, December 3, 2010: Opening reception from 6–11 p.m. with performances from Ei Arakawa, Sergei Tcherepnin, Xavier Cha, Zackary Drucker, and Taisha PaggettSunday, January 29, 2011: 6:30 p.m. gallery talk with Malik Gaines and 8 p.m. Akosua Adoma Owusu screening, plus performances from Alexandro Segade, Dynasty Handbag (Jibz Cameron), and Adam PendletonBringing together the works of 19 diverse artists, *Quadruple-Consciousness* explores various tactics for representing the complex, contradictory legacies of cultural difference we bring to this contemporary moment. The title itself, a hyperbolic multiplication of W.E.B. Du Bois' idea of Double-Consciousness, plays within the fractures of post-modern experience, transforming its alienated gaps into locations for possible expression. Through fictitious portraits, play acting, historiographic collages and alternate histories, these artists seek potential liberties within the uncertainty of irreconcilable identities. Performance, video, installation, painting, drawing, and sculpture all contribute to this mix of ideas and images.[Click here for more information about the exhibition and related events at Vox Populi >](http://www.voxpopuligallery.org/)[*Quadruple-Consciousness* was funded by a 2010 grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.](http://www.pcah.us/exhibitions/grants-awarded/philadelphia-exhibitions-initiative-2010-grantee-vox-populi/)*Photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya*, The Egyptian*, 2010. C-print diptych, 16 x 20 inches each, Edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist and Vox Populi.*
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