September 26 – November 9, 2008
Ida Ekblad, Hadassah Emmerich, Naomi Fisher, Elke Krystufek, Marlene McCarty, Claudia and Julia Müller, and Paulina Olowska
The artists in Dark Continents invoke and challenge the suggested links between femininity and nature. Referencing historical moments in the work of Gauguin and related artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the exhibition questions the aesthetics of the “primitive” and “exotic” in modern art through a contemporary lens. Dark Continents includes site-specific installations, large-scale wall murals, paintings, drawings, sculpture, video and collage.
Dark Continents is curated by MOCA Assistant Curator Ruba Katrib.