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Javier Castro, Four Basic Things (Coconuts) (video still), 2018.  Run time 06:40.

Open Wounds

Artists Alliance Inc / December 10, 2022 - March 11, 2023 / New York, New York

https://www.artistsallianceinc.org/javier-castro-open-wounds/

Opening reception Saturday, December 10 from 6-8p

The gallery will be closed from December 18, 2022 through January 3, 2023

Through a series of videos, installations, documents, and sculptures, Afro-Cuban artist Javier Castro’s solo exhibition Open Wounds questions the broken promises of a postcolonial world. While many of the practices at the center of the work on view draw directly from the artist’s experiences with the island, the larger exhibition interrogates methods of manipulation embedded within prevalent social structures, including language, economic power, and religion. The show is the artist’s most personal contemplation of the social foundations that underlie our intimate and communal relationships, and the oppression, grief, and injustice that they represent within Black communities.

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (inside the Essex Market)
88 Essex Street, No. 21
New York, New York

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