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Rodney McMillian Presents "The Black Show" at ICA Philadelphia



Feb 03 2016 - Aug 14 2016


LOCATION

ICA Philadelphia
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Discipline

Visual Arts

Rodney McMillian’s broad artistic range forms an extended physical meditation on the United States. These sculptures, paintings, room-sized constructions, videos, and performances embody our social fabric in patterns cut by class, economic status, culture, race, gender, and history.

Deeply attuned to the social systems and policy decisions that economically and psychologically shape our bodies, McMillian engages the gestures of these forces directly: going large in scale through small actions, using post-consumer objects to reveal latent ideologies, exposing the violent strata by which a vulnerable citizenship is built. Added to this melting pot, here McMillian draws upon a fascination with science fiction to envision a place where fantastical physical transformation might express the unraveling of social injustices.

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