Cassils Presents A Solo Exhibition at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Feb 02 2017 - Apr 29 2017


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S 12th Street
Omaha, NE

Performance artist, bodybuilder, and personal trainer Cassils’s three-part exhibition addresses timely concerns of unseen violence and trauma against transgender bodies. Their durational performance Becoming An Image confronts viewers with a body-intensive attack on a 2,000 pound clay block in a blacked-out gallery. This assault calls into question the role of the witness, the aggressor, and the documentor. In collaboration with local queer and trans groups, Cassils’s work will be contextualized through the premier of their movable bronze monument, Resilience of the 20%, and objects from the Queer Omaha Archives at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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