“A Language for Intimacy” is a digital exhibition presented by Boston Center for the Arts and Abrons Arts Center, premiering June 29th. The exhibition will feature new and existing works and corresponding texts that consider expressions of intimacy through language, the body, collaboration and community, and material and space. This exhibition explores these concepts of intimacy in light of the social distancing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also speaking to the politics of intimacy, from the racial health disparities the virus has exposed to the mass protests that have galvanized a global anti-racist movement to end state violence against Black bodies.
Curated by Amanda Contrada and Terence Trouillot, the exhibition will be live at alanguageforintimacy.com on Monday, June 29th, at 12pm EST.
Participating artists and writers:The exhibition includes artworks by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Tomás Díaz Cedeño, Jesse Chun, Sougwen Chung, Rachel Devorah, Jesse Draxler, DonChristian Jones, Sophie Kahn, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste; and texts by Erica N. Cardwell, Amanda Contrada, Noah Dillon, Ladi-Sasha Jones, Danilo Machado, Shanekia McIntosh, Amelia Rina, Mebrak Tareke, and Claire Voon.