Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? Another exhibition by our intrepid contributor Osman Can Yerebakan?! Why yes, Osman has been a busy boy in 2016 while we’ve sat on our laurels recovering from last year’s Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980. If you’re not busy planning a BBQ nobody wants to go to this July 1, please join us at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center for Osman’s opening of “A Room Of One’s Own: An Exhibition” from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Deets below:
In “A Room of One’s Own”, Virginia Woolf discusses the cruciality of claiming a private room for each woman of her own to create—particularly to write—while remaining unrestrained from demands of the patriarchal opinion. While her argument heavily refers to brick-and-mortar rooms, harboring of ephemeral chambers along the gnarly paths of imagination equally promises boundless territories for one to channel creative outlets. On the other hand, Woolf’s text projects contentious arguments about self-ostracism from the public as well as numbness towards societal dynamics.
Artworks in “A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” refer to Woolf’s influential text via straightforward or allegorical methods and highlight her ground in various forms of aesthetics, while articulating the modes of introspection and discernment.
Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, the exhibition includes Laura F. Gibellini, Ryan Roa, Lana Abu-Shamat, Joana Kohen, Flavia Souza, Levan Mindiashvili, Selime Okuyan, Orna Ackerman, Mike Hewson, Alexandra Leyre Mein, Sinan Tuncay and Kambui Olujimi.
“A Room of One’s Own: An Exhibition” will be on view at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on 107 Suffolk Street in Lower East Side through July 28th. The opening reception will be on July 1st between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM.
Newsprint brochure of the exhibition will be available at the opening reception.